Immune System Boosters, Wellness

4 Ways Smiling Can Boost Our Immune System and Reduce Stress

The simple act of smiling can transform you and the world around you. Studies have shown that even forcing a fake smile can effectively reduce stress and lower your heart rate, boost your immune system, reduce anxiety and possibly even prolong your life.

In the last scene of Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin pointed to his smile while the famous tune played in the background.  Times were very tough, but he wanted to convey that in spite of it, we should smile just the same.  What is the theory behind that?

Smiling can trick your brain into believing you are happy which can spur actual feelings of happiness.  Smiling changes the way you think and feel, improving your mental and physical well being, so smile and lift your mood and the mood of those around you.

1) Smiling can reduce stress and anxiety:

2) Smiling can lower your heart rate:

3) Smiling can boost your immune system:

4) Smiling can prolong your life:

Smiling can potentially be a prelude to laughing, perhaps even big boisterous belly laughter!  Studies show that laughter can be a whole body workout. No wonder there is laugh therapy and laughter yoga. Clearly, there is an untapped wealth of benefits that start from a simple smile……..

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