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The Science and Psychology of Smiling


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How would you like to look a little younger? Maybe get healthier and learn to cope with stress a little better? There’s a simple way to get all that and more.

Smile!

Maybe that seems a little overly simplistic, but the scientific evidence is clear: by showing of those pearly whites, you’re actually creating real psychological and physical benefits, including:

  • Looking younger
  • Being healthier
  • Improving your mood
  • Improving the mood of others
  • Coping with stress
  • Building better relationships.

How does it work?

The science is actually quite simple. A smile uses six pairs of muscles in your face, and when they move it tells your brain that it’s time to release some neuropeptides into the system. More specifically, you’ll get a bit of serotonin and some endorphins into the mix.

Endorphins are great for relieving pain and tolerating stress and frustration, while serotonin is a well-known anti-depressant that can quickly lift your mood.

Try it for yourself and discover why a smile is so much more than just a friendly gesture.

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