Your Smile is More Important Than You Think
Smiling creates a happy environment around you, which makes you more appealing. It lifts up your mood and everyone else’s mood around you. And most importantly, it’s contagious and even help you live longer. Did you know, studies have shown, that smiling even born babies to be more smiling even after they are born? This is because crying lowers their energy and this theory also says that babies that cry less are also cry less.
Studies show that a baby that weeps more is not as attractive as one who smiles a lot. In this age of course, the world is full of stress and pollution that affect us physically and emotionally. Smiling is one way to counteract all this negativity. It gives us the energy to lighten up and be happy again.
Smiling triggers the part of the brain that allows us to connect with others, smiling triggers the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus, which is responsible for controlling laughter lines. Smiling is also said to have therapeutic effects on the face and reduces wrinkles. Also, some doctors say that smiling can lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, and cancer. Studies done on children and adolescents, show that smiling is also linked to academic success.
In addition to its benefits to our overall health, it seems that smiling can also have benefits for our facial health. A study done in Finland compared the smiles of children and adults with photographs taken at different ages. The children showed greater facial attractiveness and social competence. There was also a significant difference between facial symmetry and facial attractiveness.
Smiling is so natural, that we often don’t think about it. When you smile to your face and body move together as a complete unit; it doesn’t matter if you’re smiling or not, your facial expressions are still being observed. When you smile you signal happiness, and this happiness shows up in your facial expressions as well. It’s been scientifically proven that smiling releases endorphins which make people feel good. Smiling is also linked to having a better immune system.
The number one reason that your smile makes or breaks your social life, is how often you smile. A healthy smile can help prevent colds and flu. In addition, a healthy, wide smile can make an impressive first impression. So make sure that you don’t forget to brighten your smile with your favorite ice cream or your morning cup of tea.