Friday, February 17, 2012

3 Incredible Health Benefits of a Smile- Guest Post

This is the first instalment for the New Look, New Attitude Lioness Rebirth Blog Event.

A smile- whether it's achieved consciously or subconsciously, it’s seen as a symbol for  
w        warmth, happiness, and  friendliness all  around the world. While it’s understandable that        
           there may be a time where you don’t feel much like smiling, it’s important that you do-  
           smiles are  actually a powerful tool that can promote health and overall well being. 
           That said, to learn why you should never forget to smile even on your  saddest days, 
continue reading below.                   

Eliminates Moodiness
Smiling is not only a by product of being happy—it can actually help produce happiness. This is why some researchers suggest that forcing yourself to smile even when you’re moody can actually lift your spirits and make you feel better. In fact, one British study says that one single smile has the same effect as eating 2,000 chocolate bars—which means you get the added “feel-good” chemicals that chocolate provides like dopamine and endorphins without the risk of gaining weight.

Can Expand Life Span
According to another study from Wayne State University, your smile may actually also predict how long you will live. These findings were concluded after researchers examined the photos of more than 230 Major League Baseball players from the early 50s. Those that had large, “beaming” smiles lived an average of 79.9 years of age, while those with only partial smiles lived an average age of 75 years of age. Those who didn’t smile at all only lived an average of 72.9 years of age.

Boosts Immune System
Lastly, smiling can help boost your immune system because it triggers a portion of your brain that makes it believe that everything is “ok” when you are stressed, anxious, or scared. Thus a smile can stop the production of adrenaline—a stress hormone that can actually hinder your immune system.  Therefore a smile could potentially make your body stronger to fight illnesses.

By-line:

This guest post is contributed by Katheryn Rivas, who writes on the topics of online universities advice.  She welcomes your comments at her email Id: katherynrivas87@gmail.com.



7 comments:

  1. Stopping by from the I Heart Blogging Blog Hop! http://queenofsavings.com

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  2. You're not the first person to post about the power of a smile this week! Great post :)
    Visiting from Blogaholic February Blog Hop!

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  3. I plan on smiling more often now :)

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  4. Awesome! As the existing health benefits are truly looking exceptional. I totally agree with you that we should really improve our immune system because of this one is one of the key feature to live life happier and healthier. We should enhance our immune system by consuming garlics and onion. They are really solid stuff for that. Thanks for sharing.

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