15 Health benefits of smiling

A smile is free and it improves your health, your mood and helps in giving you a longer and healthier life. A fake smile involves fewer muscles while a genuine smile involves a greater number of muscles. To smile is very important because it creates a bond with the person who receives it.

1 – Smiles result in lower heart rates while relaxing the body. They can be healthy exercise for the heart and are known to reduce the blood pressure.

2 – Reduce Stress – Stress is a common problem in the modern world and causes a lot of physical and emotional problems. Smiling helps to release endorphins which help to reduce stress.

3 – Better Mood – The endorphins released through smiling lift your mood.

4 – Increase Productivity – It has been scientifically proven that smiling increase productivity and it very well explains that those silly internet memes and pictures of cute animals can actually make people happy.

5 – Encourage Trust – Smiling creates a certain level of trust between people. Trust is one of the main components of our social fabric, smiling in a social setup makes people not only happy, but creates trust in the individual who smiles.

6 – Produce Empathy – Smiling breaks ice and promotes leniency in what others think of us.

7 – Avoid Regret – We feel regret when we don’t smile, failing to do so, increases our stress level.

8 – Kill Pain – Smiling and laughter are natural painkillers and reduce our level of stress.

9 – Increase Attention – Smiling widens our attention span and helps us to multitask and gives insight about our perception and our subconscious.

10 – Contagious – 50% of the people smile back which creates a healthy atmosphere all around because smiling is famous for being contagious.

11 – Build Attraction – Smiling invites affection among people. Men approach women who smile not those who don’t.

12 – Earn Success – A smile can appear confident, self-assured, and it can help to earn more money.

13 – Look Younger – Scientific studies show that smiling makes the face look younger.

14 – Longevity – People who smile live 7 years longer than those who don’t smile.

15 – Boost Immune System – Smiling help the body relax allowing the immune system to relax.

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