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Heart Healthy Valentine's Day EZ as TV

February 12, 2010

Regardless of your relationship status this Valentine’s Day treat your heart to a dose of giggly-medicine by renting a few of the “Best Worst” romantic comedies.

According to University of Maryland Medical Center

Laughter, along with an active sense of humor, may help protect you against a heart attack, according to a recent study by cardiologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. The study, which is the first to indicate that laughter may help prevent heart disease, found that people with heart disease were 40 percent less likely to laugh in a variety of situations compared to people of the same age without heart disease.

Need a list?

Here are SF Gate’s (SF Chronicle’s online site) top 10:
1) Gigli, 2003
2) The Hottie & the Nottie, 2008
3) From Justin to Kelly, 2003
4) Mr Wrong, 1996
5) The Beautician and the Beast, 1997
6) Dirty Love, 2005
7) Mannequin: On The Move, 1991
8) Because I Said So, 2007
9) Summer Catch, 2001
10) All About Steve, 200