1) SMILING CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY (EVEN WHEN YOU’RE NOT!).
It turns out that the simple act of smiling sends a message to your brain that you’re happy, which then triggers the release of all kinds of feel-good endorphins.
This reaction has been studied since the early 1980s and has been proven a number of times. In 1984 an article in the Journal of Science showed that when people mimic different emotional expressions their bodies produce physiological changes that reflect the emotion also, such as changes in heart and breathing rate.
Just remember that this research unfortunately goes both ways. when the people in the first study frowned, they felt less happy.
So the next time you feel sad or upset, try smiling. it just might make you feel better.
2) SMILING CAN MAKE OTHERS HAPPY.
Research shows that smiling is contagious. Ever been around someone who just had something fantastic happen to him or her? Isn’t it almost impossible not to feel good, too?
Studies show that something as simple as seeing another person smile can activate the muscles in your face to make that same expression, without you even being aware that you are doing it. Crazy, right?
3) SMILING MAKES YOU MORE ATTRACTIVE.
Ever wonder why we are always asked to smile in photos? Because people usually look their best, and happiest when smiling. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 96percent of American adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to members of the opposite sex. So the next time you are about to ask someone on a date, smile. It will make them feel happier and BOOM!
4) SMILING CAN HELP YOU DE-STRESS.
The next time you’re stressed about work or realize that your favorite jeans feel a little snug, don’t freak out. Take a few deep breaths and smile! Smiling may help to reduce symptoms associated with anxiety. When that smile signals to your brain that you’re feeling happy (even though you’re not really feeling happy), your body will usually slow its breathing and heart rate.
Reducing stress is so important for health too, as it can lower blood pressure, improve digestion and regulate blood sugar.
ALSO . . .
SMILING CAN DEFINITELY MAKE YOU LOOK BETTER NAKED 🙂