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10 Amazing reasons to Smile everyday!

10 Amazing reasons to Smile everyday!
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It happens with most of us as we walk down the road or go for a coffee at a local café – a stranger smile at us and we smile back.

Smiling just happens – you don’t give it a thought before doing so.

When we watch our friend doing something really silly, we smirk….

When a bus conductor lets us go without the ticket, we smile…

And when we are applauded for our work performance we beam…

So smiling come naturally to us and is a way to spread and share our happiness with people around us.

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How many times do you smile in a day? Do you smile when your colleagues are around?

Or when you meet someone new?

Or when you just think about your partner or lover?

Our face consists of 44 muscles and we can make around 5,000 different kinds of expressions – most of these are different types of smiles.

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A simple smile not only makes you look friendly but it can change your life and of those you are close to. Read on to know some interesting facts about smiling that makes you healthy:

1. Smile makes you happy

When you smile, your brain releases happy hormones called endorphins.  So a few minutes of smiling can make you happy.

2. A smile can boost your mood

Had a terrible day at work? Smile just for the sake of it – the release of happy hormones will boost your mood. According to a research even if you grin for just 60 seconds, no matter even if it is fake, it will release serotonin which will make you feel happy. So whenever you feel low next time, try it out!

3. Smile to look young

Smiling acts as a natural facelift and makes you look younger. Smiles can take years off your face. A study revealed that people who smile a lot look around 3 years younger than their age.

Girls if you want to look attractive, stop wearing make-up, just SMILE! It can do wonders.

4. Smile and live long

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Do you know that smiling can add extra 7 years to your life? Smiling is an expression of positive attitude and positivity increases life expectancy. Research reveals that happy and smiling people are less prone to heart problems.

So life could do with a little more positivity, don’t you think?

5. Smiling boosts your immune system

When you smile, your body is relaxed. It lowers the heart rate and gives you a steady breathing. This enables the immune system to work more effectively and fight diseases.

6. Smile is Contagious

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Yes smile is contagious and you may not even know when your smile has made people around you happy! An authentic smile is attractive and trustworthy. It can even melt the hearts of other people.

7. Smiling is good for lungs

When you smile, your lungs expand. This stretching of muscles in the body stimulates homeostasis. It is a kind of exercise that restores the cells with oxygen.

8. Smiling helps you de-stress

When the happy hormones endorphins are released when you smile, the stress hormone called cortisol is reduced. Thus the objectionable feelings go away.

9. Smiling gives you a healthy heart

 Smiling lowers your blood pressure and help your heart beat at a normal pace. Thus it keeps your heart healthy and in turn your body.

10. Smile your way to success

 A smile can make you a centre of attraction. So wear your smile and create your charisma. Your smile shows your confidence. So when you go for your next interview, you know what to do. Just be careful not to grin too much.

Some interesting facts about smiling:

 Facts about smiling

  • We are born with the ability to smile
  • Men are more attracted to smiling women
  • The average woman smiles about 62 times a day and a man only 8.
  • Smiling helps you get promoted
  • Smiles are the most easily recognizable facial expression
  • Smiling means the same thing in every language
  • Smiles are more attractive than makeup
  • There are 19 different types of smiles
  • Smiles use from 5 to 53 facial muscles
  • It’s a universal sign of happiness

“A smile costs nothing, but creates much. It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give. It happens in a flash and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.” – Dale Carnegie

A smile a day may not keep the doctor away but it’s time to turn that grimace upside down and say “cheese”.

Keep smiling and stay healthy!

 

Comments (29)

  • Hi Sonal,

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year 🙂

    Apt post to start the new year with, reasons to smile, and why not – don’t we all need to do that and lighten ourselves! Yes, a smile costs nothing but gives much, have always loved those lines, and if you see someone without a smile, give them yours! I think everyone likes to see a smiling face and cheer their own day, so keep smiling!

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend 🙂
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      Hi Harleena mam

      Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!

      Absolutely, we need to smile to lighten up. It’s a great mood booster. a smile costs nothing but with our smile we can cheer up people around us and make them happy. True, everyone loves a smiling face. I smile alot:)

      Keep writing in.

      Have a nice day!

  • Such a great post, Sonal!

    I love to smile however, sometimes my mood doesn’t allow it. Life is too darn short to go through life miserable. I’ve found a simple smile at someone who may be having a bad day can do wonders. Thank you for bringing more awareness! Smiling is good for our health too!

    B
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      Hi Brenda

      Love to read your comment always. Even I love to smile and at times I smile for the people around me.

      A simple smile can do wonders! Keep smiling and stay healthy

      Keep writing in.

      Have a nice day!

  • I knew the benefits of laughter but didn’t realize a simple smile can do so much for long term health. I tend to smile around people but sitting at the computer so much, I’m probably much more serious looking. apart from when reading cute or funny things on Facebook. I’ll try and be more aware on how much I smile, after reading this. Thanks Sonal.
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      Hi Sue

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Laughter is a great therapy but yes your smile can do wonders. It not only boosts your mood but also make people around you happy. It costs nothing but gives so much.

      Keep smiling!

  • Hi Sonal,

    Your post made me …. smile 🙂

    Living alone I probably don’t do much smiling at other people most days – but I guess there’s nothing to stop me smiling at myself. And of course there are always those cute pets on Facebook to help me along.

    Working on smiling 🙂

    Joy
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      Hi Joy

      Am glad that my post made you smile….thats what I wanted, to make everyone smile.

      If you don’t smile at others, do smile at yourself at times. Look in the mirror and smile. This will definitely lift up yoor mood.

      Keep smiling.

      Have a nice day!

  • Hello Sonal, What a Wonderful Article SMILE!! I LOVE TO SMILE!

    And do know that it is contagious HEHE I did find this statement very interesting
    “The average woman smiles about 62 times a day and a man only 8.” Now that is
    just plain crazy..
    Great Share My Friend
    Keep On Smiling
    Chery :))
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      Hi Chery

      Loved your comment and no doubt it made me smile!

      I guess men need to learn to smile….right?

      Keep smiling.

      Have a nice day!

  • Hi Sonal, Great post about smile and its benefit.. Its true smile make our mood it keep us young and healthy it is also good for heart. Keep smiling.
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      Hi Sazia

      Glad that you liked the post. Yes, smile lifts up our mood and makes us look young and healthy.

      Keep smiling

      Have a nice day!

  • Oh I love this post Sonal,
    Smiles are special, tender, and accepting .. just the other day I was at a restaurant and I thanked the bus boy for the work he does.. (cleaning off tables). He gave me a look, like “who me?”.. and I smiled and thanked him.. there are so many times when people aren’t given a meaningful smile, appreciation for what they do … so important … so thank you Sonal 🙂 smiling at you …

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      Hi Lesly

      Love to see your comment. Hope my post brought a smile on your face!

      Smile is a way to appreciate someone for his work. with our smile we can make so many people around us happy.

      A big smile sent to you!

      Have a nice day!

  • Smile and the world smiles with you, cry and you cry alone. May 2016 be the year of the smile

    if you’re alive you have something to smile about

    Thanks Sonal for a cute little article that made me smile!

    Keep the smile going all year long

    Mary

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      Hi Mary

      Absolutely true – smile and the world will smile at you.

      Am glad that article made you smile. May 2016 be full of smiles for you.

      Keep smiling

      Have a nice day!

  • Hi, Sonal
    Love your post – Smile.
    Smile has many benefit not just for our own but for others. One smile from you may brighten up a sad person on that day. Smiling is one of biggest gifts that anyone can give to other person.
    It is also true we like to get closer to the persons with smiling. In a way, I believe smiling is an effective way for building relationships.

    – Stella Chiu
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      Hi Stella

      Smile not only makes you happy but also people around you. Absolutely right, a smile by you can make someone’s day bright and beautiful. smile costs nothing but gives much. Yes it is a great way to build relationships and also amend those gone wrong.

      Thanks for writing in

      Keep smiling!

  • Thanks for the marvelous posting! I definitely enjoyed reading it, you will be a
    great author.I will make certain to bookmark your blog and will
    come back in the foreseeable future. I want to encourage you to definitely continue your great writing,
    have a nice morning!

    • Author

      Hi

      Your comment brought a smile on my face. Thanks for appreciating my writing.

      I will definitely continue writing. Hope to see more comments by you on my other posts.

      Keep writing in

      Have a nice day!

  • Hey Sonal,

    There are many reasons to keep that smile on your dial. Health, exercise and it’s like a yawn, its catchy. I have also found a smile can ease a tense situation. The opposite sex are not as lucky as us woman they only smile 8 times we really have to change that statistic as there are just so many benefits.

    When I think about it there are many reasons to smile throughout the day as you have pointed out. I love when someone makes me smile unexpectedly. And while I was not aware of all the health benefits I recognise that I feel good after this simple expression that produces so many rewards. Thanks for a great post.

    Rachel.
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      Hi Rachel

      Definitely a smile can ease a tensed situation and can also lift up your mood. Ya what a great difference na…..guess guys need to learn to smile.

      Smile has innumerable benefits and it feels good to make others smile.

      Thanks for writing in

      Have a nice day!

  • Hi Sonal,

    Well, your post made me smile. So, I guess, I’ve only 7 more smiles left for today?

    Fun post. Yet, there’re serious benefits from the simple act of smiling.
    Thank you,
    Edward
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      Hi Edward

      Glad that my post made you smile. Try to smile more than 8 times a day.

      Keep writing in

      Have a nice day!

  • Hi Sonal ,
    I love this post and I love smiling, I even smile for you right now 🙂
    I do not even need to go out for smiling. I think people need to
    remember to smile more often because our natural state of
    being is happiness and we can not smile and be upset or sad
    at the same time 🙂
    Thank you and keep smiling
    Erika
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      Hi Erika mam

      Glad that you liked the post and it made you smile.Smiling creates a wonderful atmosphere around you. It also has many health benefits.

      Keep smiling and make people around you happy.

      Have a nice day!

  • Hi Sonal,

    This is a great post. It seems to really speak to me as I think I find my world equally 50-50 with people who smile, and those who don’t. It’s reminded me that choosing the right people makes all the difference, and more interestingly, choosing to simply smile (or laugh!) anyway even if you’re amidst a crowd of frowns!

    Thank you!

    • Author

      Hi Ethan

      Thanks for visiting my blog. I agree with you that we are surrounded by both kinds of people. There are situations when we have to give a forced smile but thats life.

      Keep smiling

      Have a nice day!

  • I knew about the happy endorphins that are released when I smile, but I had no idea that it was also a way to lower my heart rate and relax. I will have to remember this the next time stress hits a boiling point for me. I’ll also have to make sure I really take care of my teeth so that I’m not embarrassed to smile.

    • Author

      Hi James

      Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing your views. am glad that you found it useful.

      Have a nice day!

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