While we are on the topic of smiling this week, Parker Wellness would like to share with you some other amazing benefits of this simple, yet powerful gesture. Smiling is something that every person is capable of doing. It is an act that has an incredible impact on not only your personal health and wellbeing, but on the people around you. When you smile, you are doing more than just smiling.
- Smiling lowers stress.
- Smiling reduces anxiety.
- Smiling releases endorphins.
- Smiling strengthens your immune system.
- Smiling decreases your blood pressure.
- Smiling produces a natural high.
- Smiling can increase your longevity.
- Smiling makes you appear younger.
- Smiling enhances your mood.
- Smiling can boost your creativity.
- Smiling can help you be more productive.
- Smiling makes you more approachable.
- Smiling is contagious and will encourage others to smile.
- Smiling is free!
Here are some quotes to smile about!
Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life, the evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray. Lord Byron
Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. Mother Teresa
Peace begins with a smile. Mother Teresa
If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. Roald Dahl
So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about. Marilyn Monroe
Smile, sunshine is good for your teeth. Unknown author
Every smile makes you a day younger. Chinese Proverb
A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give. Unknown author
When you smile, you are helping to encourage the world to smile back. We all smile in the same language. A smile means the same thing in every culture. It is something, that regardless of our differences, we can all share and understand the meaning and value of it. Smile for your happiness, health, and wellbeing and smile for the happiness, health, and wellbeing of those around you.
An extra special thanks for sharing a smile with us this week!