Every year, trillions of dollars are spent in the United States simply to boost health. They renew their gym memberships, start new fitness routines, purchase supplements, visit the doctor, etc.
What most people haven’t figured out yet is that there is an easier and cheaper way to boost their health, improve their mood, and make them look more beautiful, which is to smile.
According to a study in which baseball card photos of Major League baseball players were examined, it was found that players who did not smile in their pictures had an average lifespan of 72.9 years compared to a lifespan of 79.9 years of players who smiled.
Smiles do not just let the world know that you are happy, but they do a lot more than that. The truest of smiles especially do you the most good. These can use from 5 to 53 facial muscles depending upon how true they are. Fake smiles, generally, use lesser muscles.
According to another study, 48% people feel that smile is the most memorable feature after they meet somebody for the first time.
Here, let us take a look at a few more reasons why it is worth showing your pearly white teeth daily.
1. Smiling kills pain
Laughter is the best medicine—heard the phrase? Laughter and smiling are a perfect cure. When you laugh or smile, your body releases endorphins that lift your mood and sometimes act as natural painkillers too.
Studies have found that people who smile more live 7 years longer than people who do not smile often. Plus, smiling also makes people look 3 years younger according to another study.
3. Makes you look more attractive
Smiling means that you are empathetic, easy going and personable. According to one study, smiling makes you more attractive to people you smile at. Amazing, isn’t it?
4. Increase productivity
Have you noticed how you get motivated and find it easy to focus more on your tasks after spending a few moments smiling and laughing at silly internet memes or watching funny videos? It is because smiling releases stress and pressure.
Smiling is contagious. When you smile at people, around 50% of the people smile back to you. This way, you are spreading the health benefits to a lot of people around you.