Have you ever noticed that a smile from a total stranger can brighten an otherwise dreary day? According to a study conducted by the British Dental Health Foundation, smiling can improve the moods of people around you.
The researchers at the foundation showed pictures of people smiling to a segment of their volunteers, and their moods were lifted to the same level as volunteers who received chocolate and money. But helping other people isn’t the only reason to smile.
These are just a few of the benefits of smiling:
- It makes you look confident and approachable. When people think you’re confident and approachable, you can find success in your career and your social life.
- It makes you look younger and more attractive. The muscles you use to smile give your face a lift.
- It can boost your serotonin levels. Serotonin is vital to many of your body’s functions, including appetite control, sleep, memory, and learning. Healthy serotonin levels can alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, pain, obesity, migraines, and nausea.
- It can give you a rush of endorphins. Like serotonin, endorphins can help with depression, appetite control, and pain. They also relieve stress and motivate you to stay active.
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