Benefits to smiling

Many people can testify to feeling great due to smiling on a daily basis. The act of smiling brings quite a few health benefits. Let's explore the benefits! 

1. Smiling releases endorphins
Smiling helps us feel good. Studies have shown that endorphins are released into the bloodstream when people smile. These natural chemicals help to elevate your mood and relax your body. Smiling can trick your brain into happiness ... and boost your health. Smiling and activating facial muscles can trick your brain into thinking that you are happy and have been seen by specialists to actually trigger happiness when being stressed or feeling down.


2. Smiling is contagious
Ever find your self smiling because someone else was smiling? It happens a lot more often than you may think, especially when our children smile at us or vice versa.
Smiling is an unconscious and automatic response. Since smiling tends to keep us upbeat even when we were down, it creates a good vibe around you which people tend to gravitate to.


3. Smiling Boosts Heart Health
It helps bring stress levels down. Scientists have tested heart rates and have discovered that smiling reduces body stress.


4. Smile to Strengthen Immunity
Laughter and smiling lower risk of cancer. The studies reveal that the brain secrets immunoglobulin ( mucosal antibody used by the immune system to identify and kill bacteria and viruses) Smiling also lowers your blood pressure.


5. Smile for success
Smiling promotes optimism and vice versa. Smiling has been known to help people be in a better mood and keep people in an upbeat state. This can lead to positive vibes. People who feel positive and act positively, tend to be more successful in all they do.


6. Happiness Adds years to your life. Studies have it that smiling can add 7 years to your life. It takes 46 muscles to frown but only 17 to smile. According to experts, a happy disposition and positive outlook on life can have a powerful impact on health.

Whether you want to trick your brain into happiness or not, smiling proves to be a great way to boosting your health. Let's all a smile as often as we can!


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