9 Reasons to Smile

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We smile when we’re happy, of course, but there are some really good reasons to smile just like that. Here’s why you should smile more often:

1. Smiling makes you more attractive:

When you smile, it draws people in.

2. Smiling relieves stress and anxiety:

It’s true! When you smile you lower levels of stress hormones in your body.

3. Smiling makes others happy:

Smiles are contagious! How many times do you find yourself smiling back at someone who smiles at you?

4. Smiling lowers blood pressure:

It’s good for your physical health, too.

5. Smiling boosts your immune system:

Maybe you can smile your way through flu season?

6. Smiling makes you more positive:

Not only does feeling happy make you feel like smiling, but smiling actually makes you feel happy by boosting happy hormone levels.

7. Smiling makes you more successful:

Smiling increases motivation and creativity.

8. Smiling reduces pain:

It actually works onĀ  your brain so you feel pain less intensely.

9. Smiling makes you live longer:

Studies show that smiling can add up to seven years to your life.