8 reasons to smile

8 reasons to smile


Lifestyle Desk

1.Smiling makes us more attractive

We are drawn to people who smile. Smiling keeps us from looking worn-down, stressed or tired. By simply smiling more often, you can improve your facial appearance… for free!

  1. Smiling makes you happy

Try feeling sad and smiling at the same time. It simply doesn’t work. Smiling can trick the body into helping you change your mood.

  1. Smiling is contagious

No only does smiling make you happy, but it can also change the moods of others around you. A smiling person brings happiness with them. Smile, and you will draw people to you.

  1. Smiling releases stress

Stress can really show up in our faces. When you are stressed, take time to put on a smile. You’ll be surprised how difficult it is to continue feeling stressed while smiling and looking happy.

  1. Smiling boosts your immune system

Every time you smile you are boosting your immune system. When you smile, immune function improves because you are more relaxed — helping to prevent the flu and common colds!

  1. Smiling lowers your blood pressure

When you smile, there is a measurable reduction in your blood pressure. Give it a try if you have a blood pressure monitor at home. Sit for a few minutes, take a reading. Then smile for a minute and take another reading while still smiling. Do you notice a difference?

  1. Smiling is a natural drug

Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural painkillers, and serotonin, helping to keep us sane and in a good mood!

  1. Smiling makes you look younger

The muscles we use to smile lift the face, making a person appear younger. Forget the face lift, and start smiling (often) in your daily conversations!




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