Smiling For Your Health

Have you heard that it takes more energy to frown than to smile?  I know it’s hard to find something to smile about when you have lost a loved one but it’s true and smiling will you also give your health a boost!

Here’s a list of the benefits you will receive by smiling more often:

Smiling will lift your spirit even if you’re not feeling like it.  Smiling simply tricks your mind into thinking that you are actually happy.

Smiling is a stress reliever as it releases the tension in your jaw muscles.  Those muscles are attached to your neck muscles and if tightened can lead to headaches.

When you smile your body will naturally relax and that gives your immune system a boost.

Take a few minutes to relax and smile over the scenery, family pet, etc. and you will actually lower your blood pressure.

Smiling releases endorphins and serotonin which are natural pain killers.

You can’t beat this – smiling makes you look younger as it softens the lines and wrinkles on your forehead and around the eyes.

Smiling is just what you need to give yourself a boost of confidence.  Smile and people will be more apt to approach you and treat you in a positive way. 

And if they don’t you will have enough confident that it won’t matter.  So slap on a smile for your health (both mentally and physically).  It’s just what you need.

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