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Did you know that there are health benefits to smiling? A bright smile is one of the features people notice right away. Others respond positively to a kind smile. Smiling is good for you!

A smile can lower heart rate

Smiling slows heart rate and reduces blood pressure. A big smile, therefore, is an effective way to combat worries and other anxieties.

Smiling reduces stress

A smile generates endorphins, a happy hormone, in the brain. The release of endorphins helps to reduce anxiety and lessens the effects of stress on your body and mind.

Smiles are contagious

Smile at someone; they will probably smile in response. Studies show that seeing a person smiling activates an area of the brain that controls your facial movement so you smile back.

A smile is trustworthy

People relate to a genuinely happy expression. Studies have shown that people are more likely to trust someone with a smile on their face. It is important to project happiness because relationships are built on trust.

Even if you may not feel your very vest all the time, choose to smile. It will boost relationships with others, reduce stress and anxiety, and make you feel so much better. And it is also healthy!