By Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers
How often do you smile in a day? Do you smile when you meet new people? When you see your friends? While you’re at work? Your face has 44 muscles that allow you to make more than 5,000 different types of expressions, and now’s the time to start using them — to smile!
Smiling is not only a way to share your happiness with others, but it is also good for your health and love life! Read on to find out why we need to smile at least ten times every single day!
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 appearanceŠ for free!
2. 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.
2. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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!
6. 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!
7. 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?
8. Smiling is a Natural Drug
Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin, helping to keep us sane and in a good mood!
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