From the New York Times Article “Try Laughter, in Trying Times” (full article: Here)
Some enlightened doctors, nurses and therapists have a prescription for helping all of us to get through this seemingly never-ending pandemic: Try a little laughter.
Humor is not just a distraction from the grim reality of the crisis, said Dr. Michael Miller, a cardiologist at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. It’s a winning strategy to stay healthy in the face of it.
“Heightened stress magnifies the risk of cardiovascular events, including heart attacks and strokes,” Dr. Miller said. “Having a good sense of humor is an excellent way to relieve stress and anxiety and bring back a sense of normalcy during these turbulent times.”
PEERS is partnering with the Oakland Comedy Festival to bring laughter to your home Oct. 24th. There are 5 shows from 5-9pm, and we are especially promoting the 6pm slot with KO Comedy. See below for details and visit: oaklandcf.com