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It takes hundreds of facial muscles to frown but, ironically, just a few to create a smile. Smiling is a great way to make yourself stand out while helping your body to function better. We all have different panoramic views to life, things are not always sunny and bright, but it doesn’t cost you anything to smile through all the moments. Life can be bliss and beautiful. Smile to improve your health, your stress level, and your attractiveness. Smiling is just one fun way to live longer. Bet you didn’t know the amazing effects of smiling regularly in our daily lives. Find out below: 1. Smiling relieves stress. Stress can really show up in our faces. Smiling helps to prevent us from looking tired, worn down, and overwhelmed. When you are stressed, take time to put on a smile. The stress should be reduced and you’ll be better able to take action. 2. Smiling boosts your immune system. Smiling helps the immune system to work better. When you smile, immune function improves possibly because you are more relaxed. Prevent the flu and colds by smiling. 3. Smiling lowers your blood pressure. When you smile, there is a measurable reduction in your blood pressure. Give it a try if you have a blood pressure monitor at home. Sit for a few minutes, take a reading. Then smile for a minute and take another reading while still smiling. You will notice the difference. 4. Smiling makes us attractive. We are drawn to people who smile. There is an attraction factor. We want to know a smiling person and figure out what is so good. Frowns, scowls and grimaces all push people away—but a smile draws them in. 5. Smiling changes our mood. Next time you are feeling down, try putting on a smile. There’s a good chance you mood will change for the better. Smiling can trick the body into helping you change your mood. 6. Smiling is contagious. When someone is smiling they light up a room, change the moods of others, and make things happier. A smiling person brings happiness with them. Smile regularly and you will draw people to you. 7. Smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers and serotonin. Studies have shown that smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin. Together these three make us feel good. Smiling is a natural drug. 8. Smiling lifts the face and makes you look younger. The muscles we use to smile lift the face, making a person appear younger. Just try smiling your way through the day—you’ll look younger and feel better. Remember, smiles are contagious. In the human brain there is a mimicry gland, which mimics the actions of other people unconsciously. Most times I find myself yawning as a result of just watching someone yawn. The same effects go for a smile. Put a smile on someone’s face today. You never can tell—you may be saving a life.

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This article was first published on 31st May 2012 and updated on June 4th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

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  • Mmmmm…..they say it only take all your facial muscle to frown but just three to smile which one is better.

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