While doing some random internet searches I came across many interesting facts on a simple thing called smile. Here I have clubbed some of those to share with you. I do give credit to the various health related online portals for enlightening me a little.

5 Reasons to Smile to keep yourself Healthy
1.      Keep smiling to boost your immune system
When we smile the body’s immune function improves as you are more relaxed. This prevents common colds and flu. So keep smiling!
2.      Keep smiling to relieve stress
Smiling prevents us from looking tired and worn down. Laughter reduces the level of stress hormones like cortisol, epinephrine, dopamine and growth hormone but increases the level of health enhancing hormones like endorphins and neurotransmitters. Smile and laughter increases the number of antibody-producing cells and enhances the effectiveness of T-cells.  So when you feel stressed try flashing your beautiful smile!
3.      Keep smiling to lower your Blood Pressure
Smile helps in reducing your blood pressure. It relieves physical tension and stress leaving your muscles relaxed. So all you victims of High Blood Pressure try smiling more!
4.      Keep smiling for your natural pain-killers
Smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers, and serotonin. Together these three are our feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.  Thus smiling is your natural drug.
5.      Keep smiling to keep your heart healthy
Smile and laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems. A little laugh will benefit you.
See, even if life gets complicated a little thing is sufficient to bring you out of that. Try smiling to your regular grocery guy, or the ticket collector, or the security guard in your office, you will not only make them a little surprised but also help your health. And who knows we may be able to bring a smile on some one’s face who might have never seen the happier side of life. Flash your beautiful smiles!
Source of Inspiration: About.com, Helpguide.com
Image: Google
A little thing that brings happiness is a smile
A beam of your sunshine you can spread across miles.
Even in a tiresome dull gloomy day
Smile is the only thing you keep as you give it way
Smile, a language of love warmth and strength
The only curve which sets everything straight
To everyone smile is a gift worth giving
Because smile is a gift which costs nothing!

Source of Inspiration: My Thinktak 🙂
Image source: Google

Tina Basu

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