Compelling Reasons Why You Should Smile More

Compelling Reasons Why You Should Smile More

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Often you may think that smiling is a reflex reaction in response to things that inspire laughter. However, this may be untrue because there are many health benefits of smiling. A beautiful smile begins with beautiful teeth. Beautiful teeth are the sum total of good oral hygiene and some procedures that may advise you to do to ensure yours is a perfect smile. 

Smile To Live Longer

Smiling to live longer may be by far the most compelling reason for you to smile. According to research, smiling associates with living longer because happy people enjoy better health. Smiling can be an intentional choice that boosts your health, mood, and other people’s mood.

Smile To Relieve Stress

These days stress is inevitable at times. It would be best to smile more to avoid being bogged down by life’s daily challenges and stressful things. Smiling will prevent you from looking overwhelmed, worn out and tired. More importantly, it reduces stress. Even a fake smile helps to relieve stress. 

Smile To Feel Positive

It is difficult to think of something negative with a smile on your face. Smiling, whether forced or not, helps you stay positive. It sends positive information to your brain and the rest of your body.

Smile To Elevate Mood

Smiling whenever you feel down will boost your mood positively. This is because smiling activates brain paths that influence your emotions for the better. By smiling, you trick your brain into entering a state of happiness. It triggers neuropeptides’ release essential for improving neural communication and neurotransmitters like dopamine that boost your mood.

Smile To Make Other People Smile

Smiling can be contagious and can light up a room. It can change the mood of others around you positively. Your brain notices and even interprets the facial expressions of others. So you may find that you smile after seeing someone else smile.

Smile To Boost Your Immune System

Smiling improves your general health by boosting your immune system, making it function effectively. In addition, it makes you more relaxed and contributes to the release of neurotransmitters that help improve your immune system’s functioning.

Smile To Lower Blood Pressure

Smiling causes an increase in your heart rate and breathing which can reduce your blood pressure. You can try measuring your blood pressure before and after smiling to see the difference in the monitor’s readings.

Smile To Reduce Pain

Endorphins and serotonin released when you smile act as natural painkillers. These brain chemicals will make you feel good and reduce physical pain.

Smile To Be Attractive

People tend to draw to those who smile and repel those with frowns or scowls on their faces. You may assume someone has positive personality traits because they smile often. In addition to making you look attractive, smiling can make you feel younger. You might not need that facelift after all. Try smiling throughout the day to see the positive changes.


Smiling can have tangible benefits to your health and can even make you look successful. Additionally, smiling gives an impression of confidence and makes you approachable. Try smiling, and you will notice that people react to you differently.

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