Never underestimate the power of a smile. Smiling can turn someone’s day around, boost the mood, lighten stress, and extend a life span.
Dr. Isha Gupta, a neurologist from IGEA Brain and Spine, explains how, scientifically, a smile has a chemical reaction, releasing “happy hormones”. “Dopamine increases our feelings of happiness. Serotonin release is associated with reduced stress. “
If that’s not enough, smiling can keep the immune system from being attacked, allowing you to avoid unwanted illnesses. It lowers the heart rate and keeps blood pressure down, helping to fight off infections and boosting resilience.
Receiving a warm smile from another person elicits a positive response. Afterall, it’s a language communicated that spans all people in all places. What a simple gift to share with others; the contagious nature of a smile leads to a joyful chain reaction, because the intrinsic response is to return a smile. According to Psychology Today, “each time you smile at a person, their brain coaxes them to return the favor. You are creating a symbiotic relationship that allows both of you to release feel-good chemicals in your brain, activate reward centers, make you both more attractive, and increase the chances of you both living longer, healthier lives.”
Confident smiles change lives. Let us help you gain the confidence you need to smile boldly. It will be worth your while.