Smile More For Better Looks
By Tom Herrin
People have a variety of facial expressions. Some are stern by nature and have facial expressions that indicate such. There are those who seem as if they are never happy. Others seem as if they are never unhappy. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to determine which of these has more friends. A good smile can do a lot to brighten a room and create a more pleasant environment. Smiling may be one of those simple things people can do that may have a positive effect on the whole body.
Smiling May Make You More Productive
According to one study, smiling can improve creativity. People who work in situations that involve problem solving are more likely to be able to find new solutions when they smile often. There are also those who seem to get more done when they show happiness as they work. Those dwarves from the movie may have been cartoons, but the concept was likely based on some sound thought. Smiling may also brighten the workplace for others, creating a more congenial atmosphere.
It Can Improve Basic Health
Smiling tends to help the body to relax and lower heart rate. This can in turn reduce stress. So many people in today’s busy world experience stress that anything that reduces it can be a major health benefit. This combination can help to improve the immune system. Smiling can also release endorphins that can dull pain. One study found that people who smile may live as much as seven years longer. That’s not a bad return rate for a smile.
It Can Help Create Attraction
There is no doubt about the fact that just about everyone loves a smile. What is your response to a friendly smile? It is understandably inviting. People who smile more will naturally draw others in. It seems that most people feel more comfortable and trusting of those who smile. It is said that to men, a woman who smiles is more inviting than one who makes eye contact. Studies have also shown that people who smile look three years younger than those who don’t. Smiling can be one of most effortless ways to look better and feel better. Even a fake smile is said to produce results. You can start today and see the results for yourself at no cost.
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