Why You Need To Smile More
Its Healthy – It Builds Trust – It Affects Results – It Makes You Happy – It’s Contagious – It Conveys Emotions
Smiling lifts your mood and the mood of everyone around you. A smile is something that is infectious, the more you do it, the more those around you will too. Smiling and laughing boosts your well being, but as we get older we often forget to smiles as much as we used to in our adolescence.
How Smiling Affects You
Every time you smile your brain is telling you that your happy. Smiles relieve stress by releasing endorphins. This helps you experience a whole range of emotions, from happiness to sadness and anger to depression. When you smile; dopamine, endorphins and serotonin are all released into your bloodstream, making your body relax and lower your heart rate and blood pressure. Endorphins are natural pain killers, which are %100 produced by your own body, without the negatives effects of medication. Have you ever noticed that when you smile people treat you differently? When smiling your seen as attractive, reliable, relaxed and sincere. Scientists have said that seeing a smiling attractive face activates your orbitofrontal cortex, which is the region in your brain processing sensory rewards. This suggests that when you see a person smiling, you actually feel as if you are being rewarded.
Smiling is contagious, because the part of your brain that is responsible for facial expressions of smiling when your happy is located in the cingulate cortex. The cingulate cortex is your unconscious automatic response area. There was a study one where subjects were shown pictures of several emotions: joy, anger, dear and surprise and when the picture of someone smiling was shown, the researchers asked the subjects to frown. Instead, they found that the facial expressions shown were directly imitated by the subjects of the study as each emotion was shown. So, if you look at the bigger picture, each time you smile at a person their brain coaxes them to return the favor.
Fun Facts About Smiling
Smiling boost your immune system
Smiles relieve stress by releasing endorphins
It is easier to smile than to frown
It take 5 to 53 muscles to smile
Babies are born with the ability to smile
There are 19 different types of smiles
Smile Randomly - Smile Around Others - Smile Sincerely - Smile Often - Smile Intentionally - Smile More