Laughter is the best medecine

A friend was celebrating his 50th birthday and we were invited to join him, along with a bunch of friends for an evening at Absolute Comedy on Preston street. We had no idea who was headlining, but we sure had some great laughs.

Joe Bronzi was the 2nd act and he specializes in unplanned comedy, he makes it up as he goes, he was absolutely hilarious. He finds humour from everyone’s life, quite naturally. I found myself laughing uncontrollably and it felt really good!

When was the last time you laughed, like really laughed that you had tears in your eyes? According to the Mayo clinic you can relieve stress with laughter, it’s no joke!

The Short-term benefits:
A good laugh has great short-term effects. When you start to laugh, it doesn’t just lighten your load mentally, it actually induces physical changes in your body. Laughter can:

Stimulate many organs. Laughter enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles, and increases the endorphins that are released by your brain.
Activate and relieve your stress response. A rollicking laugh fires up and then cools down your stress response and increases your heart rate and blood pressure. The result? A good, relaxed feeling.
Soothe tension. Laughter can also stimulate circulation and aid muscle relaxation, both of which help reduce some of the physical symptoms of stress.

Read the entire article here.

Check out Joe’s Unplanned in Ottawa on YouTube

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