Before telling you the multiple benefits of smiling I would love to talk about the smile and happiness,when it comes to smile people get confused it with happiness, No both are different when you smile,that’s the sign of happiness so smile is the physical movement of your face muscles like any other body parts.
Countless scientific studies have confirmed that
there is a strong link found between good health,
Longevity, and smiling.Most importantly,studies have shown that,just the act of smiling (making the physical facial movements) whether it is real joy or an act,can have both short and long term benefits on your overall health.
Let’s get to know the surprising benefits of smiling
1. Smiling Elevates Your Mood
Whenever you are feeling down,try putting on a smile.Now that’s the difficult part that if you are feeling low or crying, how can you smile? simple adapt the habit of watching inspirational or entertainment videos whatever you always loved or any dance or singing video would be better.Smiling can trick the body into helping you elevate your mood because it activates neural messaging in your brain.
Science behind it:
A simple smile can trigger the release of neural communication boosting neuropeptides as well as mood-boosting neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin. smiling is considered like a natural anti-depressant.
2. Decrease Stress
Yes both are related,smiling can lower your heart rate when you are in stressful situation which causes increased heart rate and blood pressure.So maintaining a smile when you are stressed provides you both physical and psychological benefits.
3. Strong Immune Function
Amazed? anyone can think how our immune system is related to smiling.Mayo Clinic reports that laughter and positive thoughts release signaling molecules (neurotransmitters) in your brain that fight stress and illnesses, while negative thoughts decrease your body’s immunity.It actually helps human immune system to function effectively.
So instead of doing more physical excercise you should start focusing on smiling too.
4. Lowers your Blood Pressure
Give it a try if you have a blood pressure monitor at home,before smiling and after smile check the difference.
5. Smiling Helps You to Stay Positive
Take a test :This is very natural test tried and tested by me.Now try to think of your negative thoughts without loosing your smile,isn’t it hard to think because smile sends signals to your brain that life is good. stay away from depression,stress and worry just by smiling.
6. Make You Happy
Neurologists have explained that a smile spurs a chemical reaction in the brain,releasing certain hormones including dopamine and serotonin. “Dopamine increases our feelings of happiness. Serotonin release is associated with reduced stress.
7. Reduces Pain
The endorphins that are released when you smile can temporarily reduce body aches or minor pains. Laughter can elevate your threshold pain and help you build a higher pain tolerance.
8. You Become More Attractive
It acts as a cue if we are unknown to someone and when that person smiles we interpret him/her easygoing,personable and attractive.we all must have experienced this.I am trying to write this blog as short as I can,so that you won’t get bored and enjoy every line of it.
9. It makes you more creative
Another amazing benefit of smiling is the natural boost in creativity! You see, smiling boosts happiness,as I have discussed earlier.And happiness is associated with greater problem solving and higher levels of creativity.
10. It’s Makes You Look Younger
The muscles we use to smile also lift the face, making you appear younger, So instead of opting for a facelift, just try smiling your way all the day,you’ll look younger and feel better.
It was amazing experience to write this blog actually every person need to read this even me too when I feel low,I hope you are amazed to know the benefits and I am sure you will start practicing smiling from today.