The Power of Your Smile

 

“One of the most rewarding things in life is to always put a smile on your face.”– Dr. T.P.Chia

A smile is definitely rewarding. But a smile is also powerful. Yes, your smile can help you – in more ways than you probably know.

When You Smile You Release Endorphins

Endorphins are neurotransmitters that are released by your brain and make you feel good. When you smile, your brain recognizes the change in your facial muscles and releases endorphins – which make you feel happy and less stressed.

When You Smile You Look Younger

A university study found that when people looked at people who were smiling versus those who were frowning, the people who were smiling were thought to be younger.

When You Smile You Help Your Heart Health

No matter if you are putting forth a genuine smile or a forced one, when you smile during times of stress, you actually reduce your stress level. Researchers found that when you smile under stress, you lower your heart rate and blood pressure.

When You Smile You Boost Your Immune System

Another study found that people who smile, laugh and think positively boost their immune system. Researchers believe this is vitally important to fighting illness or diseases.

When You Smile You Earn More Money

What if you could earn more money just from smiling? Yes, this can be true. A Penn State study found that those who smile are more successful in their careers, which in turn can lead to promotions and raises – increasing your earning potential.

Your smile is important. You need to take care of your teeth so that you can maintain good oral health, but there are other reasons, too. Don’t dismiss the power behind your smile.