Sometimes it can feel like there’s nothing to smile about, but you should do it anyway! More than just something we do when we’re happy, smiling (or even seeing a smile) releases chemicals that can a wonderful impact on your life. Here are some reasons why smiling is good for you.
Smiling lowers stress
When you smile, you release a chemical called endorphins. These chemicals trigger a positive feeling that lower stress levels and improve your general mood. Even if you’re not feeling great, the simple act of smiling could act as a springboard to get you back in a happy-go-lucky state!
Smiling boosts your immune system
Smiling also encourages the release of a chemical called serotonin. Much like endorphins, serotonin can make you feel happier. However, they also have another amazing benefit – they boost your immune system. So, you can boost your mood and your health with a smile!
Smiling makes you more attractive
Want to be more attractive to other people? Give yourself a break from the gym and save the money you were going to spend on a new wardrobe and smile more instead! Psychological research shows that smiling makes you more approachable and attractive to others.
Smiling is good for your heart
The heart wants what it wants – and as well as good exercise and healthy dieting, you can add smiling to the list. The release of endorphins that comes with smiling and laughing increases blood flow and lowers blood pressure. That means you can lower your risk of heart problems just by cracking a smile!
Smiling makes us feel good but it’s also amazing to know the other benefits it brings into our lives. Our advice is to smile as much as you can and enjoy all the benefits it brings you. If you’re not happy with the way your teeth look, the best thing to do is to visit your dentist, so you can get your smile (and your wellbeing) back on track!