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SMILES CAN ADD MORE MILES TO YOUR LIFE
12 December 2018
Life’s never been busier, right? Nowadays, most of us are stuck in long traffic jams and even longer working hours. We are spending less time with family and friends. And more time with our smart devices. Worse, we are neglecting both our health and exercise. That has primarily led to lifestyle diseases such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular problems. Thankfully, there’s a cure and it lies within all of us. It can keep all that stress away and doesn’t even require much effort. Just a little stretching of your facial muscles and cheekbones. It’s called a smile. Yes, a smile is a miracle potion for our body. Here are 5 reasons why smiling every day is the best medicine for you:
YOU BUILD CHEMISTRY, QUITE LITERALLY WHEN YOU SMILE
Did you know that when you smile, your body releases chemicals called endorphins? These are responsible for bringing down your stress levels and giving you a high (minus the intoxicants alcohol). It boosts your mood and stimulates positive feelings. So, the next time if the chips are down, get those lips smiling and see your mood change in no time.
LAUGH YOUR HEART OUT. GET THAT STRESS OUT.
Smiling is a great pill for your heart. It helps in lowering hypertension and improving blood flow, thanks to all those endorphins. Why take all those medicines for blood pressure when all you got to do is smile. Plus, it doesn’t cost a thing, right?
IMPROVES YOUR PRODUCTIVITY
It pays to be happy at your workplace. According to Jessica Pryce-Jones, author of Happiness at Work, here are a few figures that will bring a grin to your face. According to her research, the happiest employees are 180% more energized, 155% more content with their jobs and 150% more positive about life. Plus, 108% are more engaged and 50% more motivated and productive too. Productive employees also come up with new ideas, which build a culture of creativity and innovation.
SMILING IS A DISEASE. AND IT’S CONTAGIOUS.
A fascinating study has shown evidence shows that we reciprocate other’s people feelings or mimic their facial expressions based on their mood. That’s why you tend to smile when someone does. This helps in a flow of positive thoughts and happy emotions. You must have noticed this when you crack a joke or even show a funny picture to your friends, they do the same. Finally, you have a contagious disease that does a world of good to you.
THERE’S NO MAKEOVER LIKE A SMILE
Marilyn Monroe said, “a smile is the best makeup a girl could wear”. It turns out to be true. Not only for a girl but for a man too. According to an Oral B Study, your smile makes you look 5 years younger and increases your attractiveness by 20%. We bet you're smiling reading this.
So the next time when you’re feeling a bit gloomy, say ‘cheese’ to bring back the positivity.