Benefits of Smiling-Why turning that frown upside down...
We could all do with a bit of cheering up every now and then, so with research suggesting that all we need to do is smile, we look at how a simple facial expression could help lighten your mood.
Why it's good to smile
There's nothing quite like a winsome smile for perking you up, as well as those around you.
Smiling, laughing, and positive thinking have been shown to have a huge number of health benefits to both mind and body.
- When you laugh, your body releases endorphins. These are brain chemicals known as neurotransmitters, which make us feel happy. They are also a natural pain and stress reliever.
- Laughing reduces levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, and gives us a quick burst of energy.
- A good laugh can be beneficial to the lungs, boost immunity, and could even burn off calories.
- Smiley, happy people are thought to have more friends and be more successful, by appearing more confident and approachable.
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