Americans spend trillions of dollars trying to boost their health. But what if I told you that there was a way to improve your health that was completely free and you barely had to move a muscle? Would you believe me? Well there are muscles involved but only those that surround your mouth. Just by smiling more you can boost your health, mood, and longevity!

Smiling releases endorphins, the chemicals that help you manage stress and overall make you happy. These are the same chemicals that are released when working out or running. Want the runner’s high without the running…then just start smiling! You will also receive the following benefits.

  1. Lower Heart Rate
  2. Reduce Stress
  3. Better Mood
  4. Increase Productivity
  5. Encourage Trust
  6. Produce Empathy
  7. Avoid Regret
  8. Kill Pain
  9. Increase Attention
  10. It’s Contagious

Yes that is right, smiling is contagious! Studies have found that when someone sees a person smile that certain areas of their brain that control facial movement are activated. Just smile, and let’s make the world a happier and healthier place!

By Liz Sanchez