Stand Up Saturday with Pete Lee

A night full of laughs this past Saturday thanks to CPR!! Pete Lee put on a hilarious performance joking about Wisconsin’s love for cheese and Tinder! Happy to have a few residents come out with me to enjoy the night!

 Something a lot of people fail to realize is just how healthy for you laughter can be! It might not be the most straightforward work out in that sense but here are a few of the health benefits of laughing:

  1. Laughter relaxes the whole body: laughing relieves physical tension and stress, leaving muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after the fact.
  2. Laughter burns calories: a study showed that laughing for 10-15 minutes can burn up to 40 calories. So considering this stand up show went for an hour and half, that’s 240-360 calories! Over the course of a year you can lose upwards of 5lbs just from laughing!
  3. Laughter protects the heart: laughing improves the function of blood vessels and helps increase blood flow. This benefit can help fight against heart attacks and other cardiovascular issues.

For more information on how laughter is healthy for you check out: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/emotional-health/laughter-is-the-best-medicine.htm

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