Looking for the Perfect Stocking Stuffer for the Holiday? How about Giving “The Gift of Laughter?”

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“The Gift of Laughter” is the easiest way to share a special gift with friends and loved ones. By going online it only takes a few clicks to achieve authentic laughter through VisionsMedia’s innovative iPhone / iPad app or their DVD.

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“The Gift of Laughter” app makes it easy to tap into the proven health benefits of laughter.

The best way to quickly and easily cross some stocking stuffers off a holiday gift list is to just go online to the Apple iTunes Store or Amazon.com and send someone the best kind of gift – The Gift of Laughter.

Producer Fred Burger has created a unique and easy delivery device for inducing laughter in short order. His DVD – “The Gift of Laughter” – is available on Amazon.com for $9.99 while the iPhone/iPad app is only 99¢.

Leaving the stress and anger of the world behind can be very beneficial to your health. According to research presented last month at the European Society of Cardiology conference in Paris, laughter can have a significant impact on the health and function of blood vessels in the body, says an article in Bloomberg News.

“The Gift of Laughter” app provides 50 different laughing people who are clearly having a great time. It’s the quickest way to deliver a laugh directly to the brain.

Watching a funny movie or television show aids vascular function, while a stressful or scary movie narrows blood vessels according to the research presented. The findings of the research confirm previous studies suggesting a link between mental stress and the narrowing of blood vessels according to Michael Miller, lead researcher at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.

“The take-home message here is laughing is great for your heart.” Miller said in an interview in Paris.

“It suggests that if you are having a really bad day, and you are having a lot of stress, you can reverse that in a matter of minutes,” he said. “It’s not only reversing your mood, it’s reversing your vascular function. That’s great news for the heart.”

More research is needed to assess whether laughing on a regular basis may reduce the risk of heart attacks, Miller said. Meanwhile, it may help to incorporate laughing on a regular basis as part of an overall health lifestyle, he said.

“A prescription for health should include laughter, ” Miller said. “In other words, eat your veggies, exercise, don’t do unhealthy things like smoking, and get a good belly laugh every day.”

“The Gift of Laughter” app makes it easy to tap into the proven health benefits of laughter. The app, which already has thousands of users laughing along, is a great gift idea that allows iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad users to participate in the power of laughter to induce smiles and laughs and to share them with friends and loved ones.

The DVD provides 15 minutes of non-stop laughter. Using the logic that it’s almost impossible not to laugh when faced with a person who is laughing – “The Gift of Laughter” is almost guaranteed to work its’ magic on anyone who views it.

“This is the BEST laughter video we have ever seen. Period,” said Steve Wilson of the “World Laughter Tour,” which sponsors seminars and laughter-leader training globally. “When we laugh, our pain and suffering are put on hold and we are completely engulfed in a sense of well-being. Laughter makes us feel good both mentally and physically. And laughter is contagious, which makes this video work especially well.”

About Fred Burger
A writer, photographer and filmmaker, Burger ran a busy corporate design and production company for over 17 years. His clients included many Fortune 500 companies. He’s an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has been aired nationally on the Public Broadcasting System. Since 2001, Burger has been a professor, teaching screenwriting, photography, video production and filmmaking to students at Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY.

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Fred Burger can be reached at (917) 647-8152 or fburger(at)visionsmedia(dot)com
The web site for “The Gift of Laughter” can be found at: http://www.the-gift-of-laughter.com
“The Gift of Laughter” app can be downloaded at: (or search the app store for “laughter”)
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-gift-of-laughter/id428139499?mt=8#
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