There’s been many studies over the years that have looked at the benefits of a smile.
A single smile can bring many advantages to us, some of which are below .
Our smile is often the first feature noticed when we meet someone. Whether it’s a professional or social meeting, we’re often drawn to those people who are smiling.
When we’re feeling down or not so good, a smile can lift our spirits and lighten our mood.
With our busy lifestyles, it’s all so easy to get stressed. Stress can often be easily recognised on someone’s face. Smiling can be a simple way of relieving stress.
Boosts the immune system
Smiling relaxes us, when we’re relaxed our immune system works better.
Lowers blood pressure
Blood pressure is reduced as a result of being more relaxed when smiling.
A natural pain reliever
When we smile, we release endorphins and serotonin which are natural pain relievers.
Smiling lifts the face muscles which makes us look younger.
People who smile look more confident. This may also contribute to success in their professional and personal life.