Monday, 21 March 2011

the Comedy Store

What a lovely weekend we've had! Saturday we went to Jimmy Spice with a group of friends to celebrate that some people got a job. And afterwards we watched two movies at our place. The Rebound and The American - both were not so good unfortunately, but the company was great!

Yesterday, I baked some great bread with rye flakes and wheat bran (the healthier kind and super easy to make if anyone wants a recipe). After that I helped Andreas in the garden and then in the evening we went to London. We took the train in to Waterloo and met up with a work colleague and her boyfriend. She is Norwegian and her boyfriend is Swedish and watched some improvisation at The Comedy Store. It was so much fun.

I love laughing all the way form the stomach, and after all, laughing is soo good for you.

A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after. Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain. Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.
And humour shifts perspective, allowing you to see situations in a more realistic, less threatening light. A humorous perspective creates psychological distance, which can help you avoid feeling overwhelmed.

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