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How Smiling Is Good For Your Health

You might find yourself smiling for photos or when you hear a funny joke, but research suggests that smiling every day has significant benefits to your overall health and well-being. Here are some major reasons to smile more.

  1. Be More Approachable  

Smiling is one of the easiest ways to make your face look younger and more trustworthy. People around you will feel more comfortable with you when you’re smiling.

  1. Reduce Stress

When you smile, chemicals in your brain are released that help combat stress and high blood pressure, even if you’re only fake smiling. If you’re feeling stressed, try smiling for 10 minutes.

  1. Improve Mood

A smile triggers your brain to understand that it is safe and content, which helps you feel happier overall. Although you can’t change the fact that you might feel tired or hungry, you can change whether you feel grumpy about it.

  1. Improve Positive Thinking

When you find yourself thinking negative thoughts often, your neurological pathways get stuck feeling negative. Smiling helps retrain your brain to think more positively by reducing the use of those negative neurons.

  1. Extra Energy

Smiling helps induce chemicals in your brain that improve your nervous and immune systems, which allows you to have more energy! Keeping fit is important to your overall health, so smile for a few minutes before you go to the gym.

Smiling is a simple but effective way to improve your health and well-being. Don’t forget to show off your teeth daily!

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How Smiling Is Good For Your Health

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