The simple act of smiling has profound consequences. Scientists say a smile causes your brain to release neuropeptides that can help you handle stress. Your smile charges your body with dopamine, endorphin, and serotonin, chemicals shown to lower your blood pressure, decreases your heart rate and even ease your pain. Studies show when we smile others perceive us as looking younger, thinner and more intelligent. Yep, that’s right, smiling makes people think you are smart.
But those wonderful benefits are only the beginning. When your friends see you smile, they smile back. They receive those same feel-good chemicals, predisposing them to smile at the next person they meet. Your beaming face can start an epidemic.
Whose day will you brighten?
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Jo Hawk The Writer