Top 10 Health Benefits of Smiling

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With the growing inflation, it seems people are finding hard to afford a smile midst all the pressure and stress. But let me tell you, smiles do a lot more than simply let the world know you’re happy. No matter how hard times you are going through, a smile can help you muster all the confidence and power inside you and brings a charm on your face. Researchers have found that there are several health benefits of smiling.

10. Lower Heart Rate

The numbers of heart patients are growing day by day. This simple exercise helps you keep your heart young and healthy. Smiling slows the heart and relaxes the body. This lets the heart work without overworking. People who smile and laugh often are less likely to develop heart disease.

9. Control Pain

This is indeed an instant medication for any kind of pain. Technically speaking, smile produces endorphins, a natural numbing, and serotonin which lifts our mood and reduces pain and this is why it is said “Laughter is the best medicine”.

8. Yoga for Face

Well there might be a big list of exercises meant for each part of body, but have you ever thought about the exercise your face requires?! Your cheeks need just smiles to be healthy, so why mean to cheeks!! There are seven muscles which are included while you smile. Let them also work out while you smile.

7. Boosts Confidence

Studies show that those who smile project a positive outlook which signifies they are more open and flexible. They tend to cope better with challenges than people who are withdrawn and unsmiling. Thus it improves your mental health through increased confidence.

6. Reduces Aggressiveness

Smile is a non-verbal of communicating peace, non-violence and happiness. It reduces aggressiveness in us. So next time you fall out with someone, arguments are not gonna help you but something else can. So do remember to smile as it is the only curve which can set the things at the right place.

5. Lowers Blood Pressure

The next health benefit of smiling on our countdown is reduction of blood pressure. If you’re a person suffering from high blood pressure (hypertension), then it’s recommended that you smile a lot more. This is something that you can even test. Record your BP once when you are upset and once when you are smiling. You will mark a reduction in the reading in latter case.

4. To look Beautiful

Well, we all know that we look more beautiful and charming when we put on that pretty little smile on our face. No make-up/touch-up can beat the radiance that a mere smile can bring. This is why probably you find people smiling while advertising. As you look more beautiful, you tend to get more compliments and hence you are less worried about the way you look. So guys and gals out there, next time you are out for a date, do not forget to put on your smile.

3. Increases Immunity

A stronger immune system reduces the risk of common health issues like cold or flu. And for your immune system to work efficiently, our body needs to be relaxed. As smiling reduces pain and brings about a sense of relaxation, so it helps in strengthening our immune system.

2.  Live longer

The effects of a good smile extend past just the exterior good looks. According to a study, people who smiles more often lives 7 years longer than the others. The broader your grin and the deeper the creases around your eyes when you smile, the longer you are likely to live. 

1. To be happy

Topping our countdown is the most obvious reason to smile. Actually we don’t need any reason to smile. We all want to stay happy always right!! Isn’t this reason sufficient to make you smile? Happiness is what we strive for!! It is happiness only that we do job but what happens eventually is a stressful life. We waste a huge sum of money just to buy some happiness in the market. We forget the simple thing that it is inside us to be happy and smile.

So, keep smiling and one day life will get tired upsetting you.


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