Thursday, 17 March 2016

What a smile can do for you>>>

Image result for pics of a smiling lady>>>>>Putting a smiling face all the time does not only make people like you but also contribute to your happiness and makes you look healthier. A study from Penn State University found that people who smile appear to be more likable, courteous. and even competent. Smiling is a natural response that shares our happiness with others. The brain is positively affected when you smile. Even American  rap legend,2Pac realized the benefits of smiling, when he said  "the power of a smile, especially yours, can heal a frozen heart".

These reasons will make you smile all the time>>>>>

Smiles makes you a happy person>>>>How happy you are more or less contribute to your health. Research has shown that smiling releases serotonin – a neurotransmitter that produces feelings of happiness and wellbeing. A German study found that people felt happy just by holding a small pen clenched in their teeth, imitating a smile.

Smiles help reduce stress>>>A 2012 study published in the journal Psychological Science, University of Kansas psychological scientists Tara Kraft and Sarah Pressman  revealed that subjects who smiled the biggest with the chopsticks experienced a substantial reduction in heart rate and quicker stress recovery compared to those whose expressions remained neutral. According to
Sondra Barrett in her book (Secrets of Your Cells), smiling can also end up saving your life.
The biochemist says that when you let go of tension—an outcome that can be achieved through smiling—your cells let go of their rigidness. According to Barrett’s research, this could end up saving your life as there are have been cases where cancer patients go into remission of cancer after letting go of a big stress factor.
"Our cells are more than just fortuitous arrangements of chemicals," she explains. "They are a community of trillions of sentient entities cooperating to create a sanctuary for the human soul."

 Smiling makes others to smile>>>A smile has being said to be contagious. Studies show that something as simple as seeing a friend smile can activate the muscles in your face to make that same expression, without you even being aware that you are doing it.  According to neuroscientist Marco Iacoboni, we all posses something called mirror neurons, cells in the premotor cortex and inferior parietal cortex that are activated when we perform a given action as well as when we witness someone else performing it. And when it comes to smiling, mirror neurons respond to the acts of both seeing and doing.
"The way mirror neurons likely let us understand others is by providing some kind of inner imitation of the actions of other people, which in turn leads us to 'simulate' the intentions and emotions associated with those actions," Iacoboni told Scientific American. "When I see you smiling, my mirror neurons for smiling fire up, too, initiating a cascade of neural activity that evokes the feeling we typically associate with a smile."

Smiling makes you look attractive>>>Smiling makes you look attractive to everyone. This is the same reason a photographer tells you to smile when taking a photograph. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 96 percent of American adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing to members of the opposite sex. 

Smiling can boost creativity>>>>> One can only be creative in a happy mood. Smiles gets you in that happy mood. A 2013 study from the University of California, San Francisco explored this connection in men and found that those who were happier had a more comprehensive approach to problems, improving their ability to think of more solutions than their negative-minded counterparts. The researchers connected this finding to the release of dopamine triggered by happiness, since the neurotransmitter is involved in learning, processing and decision-making.

Smiles can do a lot more than these and it can tell a lot about you so keep smiling.