It makes me feel so good when I smile and it makes me feel even better when someone else smiles at me randomly – it is like receiving an instant feel good energy boost. We are all born smiling and as kids smiling and having fun was something that just came naturally.  As we grow older life can start becoming way to serious and complicated.  No matter how crazy our lives are or have been we all have the ability to smile again and to change the way we feel and those around us.

Here are 9 reasons to SMILE {even if you don’t feel like it}:

1. It boosts your immune system: Smiling changes the chemistry in your body. Numerous medical studies have found smiling to lower heart rate, steady breathing and relax the body, which results in a stronger immune system.


















2. It changes your mood: Psychologists have found if you grin for 60 seconds, no matter how fake or forced it feels, it releases serotonin which tricks the body into making you feel happy again.






















3. It lowers your blood pressure: As you smile, endorphins go up and blood pressure comes down. Those who have monitored their blood pressure both before and after smiling show a measurable difference.


















4. It gives you a natural high: Rethink saying thank you with chocolates. According to The British Dental Health Foundation, a loving smile can produce the same emotional response as eating 2,000 chocolate bars.
























5. It melts hearts: Several studies have found that a long-onset smile (0.5s onset) is seen as more authentic and flirtatious, and is perceived as more attractive, trustworthy and less dominant.





















6. You’ll be remembered: Flash those pearly white teeth in your next interview. If you are smiling, you are three times more likely to be remembered than a person who is displaying negative or neutral features.


















7. Smile your way to success: People who smile are more likely to get a promotion. Numerous studies have found a smile plays an important part in the physical attractiveness stereotype. Furthermore, psychological research has shown that attractive people are perceived as more successful, intelligent, and friendly.






















8. You’ll look younger: Smiling is a natural facelift.  It plumps up the cells in your skin and gives you a radiant glow. In fact, a study conducted by Orbit Complete found that 69 per cent of people find women more attractive when they smile than when they are wearing makeup. {I have to say most people I have seen smile all there lives have amazing skin}











9. And live longer: When you are smiling, it’s difficult not to be positive. And a positive attitude has been shown to increase life expectancy. Researchers at Columbia University found happier people were less likely to develop heart problems.














“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, How to Win Friends and Influence People.

“If you can’t smile then at least try” Spa it girl

“Beautiful Hearts & Souls SMILE most of the time” Spa it girl

“Sometimes you need to let go of the past in order to Smile again” Spa it girl





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source: body & soul