Smiling Is No Cost, But Priceless for Health
By Tom Herrin
Most of us feel as if we can’t see it, it doesn't exist. But not everything that can improve our health has a cost attached to it. It is true that there are plenty of things on the market that are touted to work wonders, but the basics are still unchanged. Rest, diet, and exercise cannot really be replaced. Overall health is something that needs to be treated with care and consideration. Some of those simple things that each of us can do may be all the difference at no real cost. Smiling more can be just the formula to improve your health as well as increasing your personal success. That's right, smiling.
It Can Make You A Better Worker
When people feel happier in their work, they tend to do a better job. Whistling while they work has always been understood to be a good way to increase productivity. When people are happier, they don’t have the dread that many feel toward their everyday jobs. Those who smile are also believed to be more creative. In jobs that require problem solving skills, this can be particularly useful. There is evidence that those who smile more are also more often given opportunities to receive advancements in their jobs. That comes down to money in the bank.
It Can Make Others More Attracted To You
Making the observation is pretty obvious that being around those who smile is a good experience. People who smile are more appear more approachable to others. Men are more likely to approach women who smile than they are those women who make eye contact. It has been said that those who smile appear as much as three years younger than if they don’t. Smiling can lift the mood of the person who smiles and the mood of others they come in contact with. It would appear that smiling creates a win-win situation.
Basic Health Can Be Improved
Smiling can relax the face and the body. It can slow the heart rate and reduce stress. It can also help to release endorphins that help to dull pain. The body’s immune system can be better able to respond to outside factors that can cause illness. It has been said that even a fake smile can help to start the ball rolling. Smiling can produce great results. It is well worth the effort. It may serve as a motivator for yourself as well as others.
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