Smiling and It’s Health Benefits

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Smiling is important for our overall health and wellbeing. Not only does it make us look good, but smiling also has a plethora of health benefits. From reducing stress to improving our immune system, smiling is essential for our physical and mental health. Let’s take a closer look at some of the reasons why smiling is so important.

Smiling Releases Endorphins

When we smile, we release endorphins, which are chemicals that have a positive effect on our mood. Endorphins make us feel happy and can even help to reduce pain. In addition, smiling also lowers our heart rate and blood pressure, both of which are important for reducing stress.

Social Benefits of Smiling

Smiling affects your relationships in a positive way. It is well documented that people who smile more are perceived as being more trustworthy, reliable and competent. On the other hand, people who don’t smile as often are seen as being more hostile, anxious and less approachable.

Immune Booster

In addition to the social benefits of smiling, there are also some very real health benefits associated with this simple act. Studies have shown that smiling can increase our levels of antibodies, which help us fight off infection and disease. So, if you’re looking for a way to boost your immune system, try smiling more often!

Youthful & Fresh Appearance

Finally, smiling is important because it makes us look good. When we smile, we appear more attractive and approachable. Smiling can also make us look younger and healthier. So, if you want to improve your appearance, start by smiling more frequently!

Remembering to Smile

A good way to remember to smile is by setting a daily reminder on your phone or computer. Make sure to put it in a place where you’ll see it often so that you remember to smile throughout the day! 

Our human brains are inherently pessimistic. It’s a built-in defense mechanism that protects us. While we can’t always control how we feel, we can train ourselves to smile more frequently. 

Internal Smiling / Smiling on the Inside

Internal smiling is a form of self-hypnosis that helps to rewire our brain for happiness and success. By smiling internally, we trick our brain into thinking we’re happy, even when we’re not. This then has a positive effect on our mood and outward appearance.

Practice smiling internally to train your brain. Start concentrating on a calm, unsmiling reflective face, and become present to the moment. Begin thinking about the wonder of this moment, and think of something good to smile about. The happiness will radiate from the inside out.

Go Forth and Smile

As you can see, there are many reasons why smiling is so important. If you’re looking for a way to improve your health and wellbeing, try smiling more often! Who knows, you might even find yourself enjoying

What are some things that make you smile? Tell us in the comments.

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