You might know that a smile is one of the best accessories you can wear. However, did you know that a simple smile can have a positive effect on your overall health? Well, it’s true. A simple smile can help you feel and look better. That said, it’s time to put on a smile. Even if you’d rather do anything but smile at this particular moment in time, there’s no time like the present to fake it until you make it. Pretty good advice, if the experts live up to their reputations.
Smiling Reduces Stress
When you smile, your body creates endorphins. These endorphins are like magical little creatures inside your body that overtake your feelings of stress and replace them with feelings of happiness. Think of it this way; every time you smile, your body sends out little attack warriors to kill the stress. Bam! That smile just killed your work worries. Oh! That smile just killed the stress you feel about your mother-in-law’s week-long visit next week. See how easy that was?
Smiling Improves Your Immune System
Your immune system is that invisible function inside your body that helps you attack illness and ward off disease. When your immune system isn’t working up to its full potential, you are more likely to get sick. However, when you take a few seconds to smile, you are helping to improve the function of your immune systems. Smiling to help you stay healthy? Seems like a good idea to me.
Smiling Makes You Look Younger
Those endorphins your body produces to help you relieve stress and improve your immune system do another job, too. They help you stay young forever. Well, they help you look younger than you are, anyway. If all it takes is a smile to look younger, get healthy, and stay healthy; I don’t know why more people don’t try it.