Everyone knows the quote “laughter is the best medicine,” and you have probably even experienced the benefits of smiling and laughter. But did you know that the simple act of smiling can boost your mood and even your immune system?
October 5th marks World Smile Day, and we thought this was an ideal opportunity to outline some fascinating benefits you might not know about that we all experience every time we flash our pearly whites and enjoy a smile!
Benefits of smiling you might not know about:
Boosts your mood
Simulating a genuine smile can boost your mood. Psychologists have found that even if you’re in bad mood, you can instantly lift your spirits by simulating (not fake, but choose to engage in) a genuine smile.
Helps your immune system
Smiling also strengthens your immune system. Your body is more relaxed when you smile, which contributes to good health and a stronger immune system.
They are contagious
It’s not just a saying, smiling really is contagious. In a study conducted in Sweden, people had difficulty frowning when they looked at other subjects who were smiling, and their muscles twitched into smiles all on their own.
Your body immediately releases endorphins when you smile, even when you force it. This sudden change in mood will help you feel better and release stress.
Helps you get promoted
Smiling make a person seem more attractive, sociable and confident, and people who smile more are more likely to get a promotion.
Better than makeup
A research study conducted discovered that 69% of people find women more attractive when they smile than when they are wearing makeup.
It’s a universal sign of happiness! While handshakes, hugs, and bows all have varying meanings across cultures, smiling is known around the world and in all cultures as a sign of happiness and acceptance.
Smiling and laughter are beneficial for your mind, body and overall well-being. Even if you’re feeling blue, crack a smile and reap the numerous health benefits of smiling.
If you aren’t feeling comfortable with your smile the team at Paul Beath Dental is here to help. Contact us today and we can help you to enhance your smile and have you feeling confident to flash your beautiful smile all the time, call 4961 6300.
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Give us a smile today! Happy World Smile Day