The Best Medicine: 6 Health Benefits Of Laughter

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance.

~Ecclesiastes 3:4

We can all agree that laughter is a great medicine for stress relief.

Here are 6 reasons I’ve found why laughter improves one’s health:

1) Laughter relieves stress and tension for up to 45 minutes (and we all know stress is a big health crusher).

2) Laughter boosts the immune system by increasing immune cells and infection fighting antibodies which improves the bodies resistance to disease.

3) Increases endorphins released by your brain which result in feelings of well-being and pleasure.

4) Lowers blood pressure. This coexists with the first point because stress is a big culprit of most health issues. Laughter and a good diet can lower blood pressure.

5) Laughter works the abs because the stomach muscles expand and contract just like doing crunches.

6) Laughter improves cardiac health because it gets your heart pumping like in a work out. This is very important for those of us who can’t exercise due to illness or injury.

My kids and I have often watched Tim Hawkins videos to lighten up our moods when feeling blue. There is a difficulty in finding clean comedy in this day and age but Tim Hawkins is a Christian comedian whom I find hilariously funny. I have laughed with aching sides until I’ve cried. I love all types of humor whether dry, overt, covert, silly, slapstick, comedic, observational . . . love it all. (So long as it’s clean.)

My son is a bit of a comedian too and so is my brother. These two can impersonate just about anyone and will make me laugh so hard, I can’t breathe. πŸ˜‚

This is one of our family favorites which gives a brief insight to Tim Hawkin’s kind of humor.

Much love,

Viv ❀

The grey kitty gets me every time!πŸ±πŸ˜…

Author: Vivian

I'm a TBI warrior whose hope and strength comes from God.

47 thoughts on “The Best Medicine: 6 Health Benefits Of Laughter”

    1. He is so wise, yes! I love it too. Tim Hawkins is a great laugh.The kids and I watched several of his videos today which left me wiping my eyes!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ God bless you always Kathy!❀❀❀

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    1. You’re very welcome Lily! He’s a ham and it’s great to know of a comedian who doesn’t cause offense yet is truly funny.
      I’m getting there Lily.πŸ€— Thanks. Praying for you, and I hope your beach trip was a great time.❀🌻⚘

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    1. Haha!! Yes, so funny. We love him.

      I’m getting stronger daily. I’ll try to update soon. It’s so sweet of you to ask Renee, it means a lot dearest friend!! ❀

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    1. Hahaha! Those kitties get me every time too, especially the grey oneπŸ˜‚!

      Awwww, thanks for sharing it Tina!! That means so much!!! Hugs!!β€β€β€β€πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  1. Reblogged this on Pippi's Poetry and commented:
    I don’t normally post twice on Mondays, but my sweet friend and sister in the Lord’s post is so worth sharing. Vivian writes about living life with a TMI (Traumatic Brain Injury), her family, God, and many other wonderful things. I hope you’ll give her post a read.

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    1. Oh, that’s awesome!! He came to LU years ago but we didn’t get a chance to attend. We love That’s the Worst! Also, Hedge of Protection is great too. I cry. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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