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Benefits of smiling- Why you must smile in all situations, health benefits

Many would argue that life is very hard and as such it is very difficult to smile considering the circumstance. This is a very wrong mind-set, as a matter of fact irrespective of the situation you find yourself; you must try your best to smile.

Smiling in itself is a medicine to the soul. There is this joy that comes over you when you smile and the beautiful thing about smiling is that it does not only add value to you it also affects the lives of all who come your way.

Some situations may arise were you lose your happiness and you cannot smile, this is only natural but you must learn to let go of things you can’t change and work on those you can. With this kind off mentality, you are sure to be able to overcome any challenge that would come your way. Always strive to be better and never forget your happiness is your priority, in all you do stay smiling.

Smiling has a lot of benefits which we would like to share with you. Do you know that when you smile genuinely it makes you appear more likable, attractive, trust worthy and even makes you look intelligent? Well those are just some of the social benefits but health wise, smiling can improve your health and scientist also says it gives you the tendency of living longer.

To make this more meaningful to you, we have decided to list out some major benefits of smiling

Smiling improves your mood

Do you know that smiling can go a long way in boosting your mood when you’re feeling very down, and it has other benefits for people dealing with anxiety and depression. According to research smiling even when things are not going well helps to improve your mood and gives you happy thoughts.  So, whatever you are going through or the bad day you are having, try to smile all the same, you never know the good you would be doing yourself.

Smiling lowers blood pressure

It is possible you do not know that smile and laughter tends to help in reducing (lower) blood pressure, this is great for the health of your heart. The truth is that laughter would cause an increase in heart rate; this is quickly followed by a period of relaxation of your heart muscles, which would lead to decrease in heart rate and blood pressure. All this would help reduce all the risk of developing heart disease.

Smiling is a great stress relief

Smiling more often, no matter the situation you are in, gives your body the boost it needs in to deal with stressful situations more effectively, smiling as stated in the previous point helps lower heart rate during stressful circumstances. Do you know that stress generally leads to an increase in heart rate and blood pressure? Putting on a smile when stressed gives you both psychological and physical health benefits.

Smiling Improves Relationships

Do you know when people smile you are naturally attracted to them? People who smile are often seen as friendly unlike people who don’t. People who smile have positive emotions and in turn they tend to have more stable marriages and better interpersonal skills than people who don’t. Keep a smile on your face always so as to help create stronger, healthier social bonds.

Smiling boost your immune system

This might sound funny, but smile actually helps to boost your immune system. Smiling releases signalling molecules in your brain that helps fight stress and diseases, it is found that smiling/laughter therapy helps boost the immune responses in women who just gave birth. Really, laughter might just be the best medicine.

Smiling is a pain relief

Smile has a link with pain relief, smile and laughter releases its own natural pain killers. Laughter makes it easier for you to withstand pain; you will have a higher pain tolerance.

Do you have any pain caused by an injury, illness or what have you, do well to watch a funny clip, go for a comedy show, and be surrounded by friends and family who make you smile/laugh.

Smiling helps life span

The ancients would tell you that the fountain of youth lies in the ability to always be happy. Do you know that smiling and positive emotions are associated with increased life spans as discovered in a research carried out in 2010?

Now you see why you just have to keep smiling! Just smile!

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