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Health Benefits Of Smiling

Did you know that there are health benefits of smiling?

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I you didn’t, you’ll be happy to know that there are and they’re quite impressive. And to top it off, you don’t need to buy anything or go anywhere. All it takes is moving your facial muscles a bit.

Here are several health benefits of smiling that should bring a smile to your face.

Stress

Smiling can reduce your stress by lowering your cortisol levels and raising your endorphins. In today’s, perhaps, over-stressed culture, people are constantly looking for ways to lower their stress levels.

While getting there may require a broader plan, smiling may be a good way to start.

Social Benefits

Let’s face it. You go into an elevator and see two people one frowning and the other smiling. Who are you more likely to strike up a conversation with? A smile is inviting. It tells people that you’re interested in hearing what they have to say and that you’re approachable.

Heart Health

According to Stacey Kennelly, “researchers at the University of Kansas found that the act of smiling has a positive effect on our happiness and physical health, helping the heart recover more quickly after stressful events.” Now, smiling after stressful events may not be all that easy, but think of it in terms of what it can do for you.

Do you smile a lot?

How has smiling helped you?

Please share in the comments below.

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