By – SL Destinations R Us. Visit #622 It takes 26 muscles to smile and 62 muscles to frown.. for original post.
Whilst there seems to be not much to smile about in the world at present with the tragedies, the ISIS attacks and so on. Experts in the medical field are now telling us that smiling is actually good for our immune system. Smiling for as little as 8 minutes a day (only 0.5% of the time!) raises the level of a number of the chemicals which protect our systems from germ attack. I’m definitely in need of this today with my sudden onset of a chest infection.
The good news is that researchers tell us that your brain can’t tell the difference between a forced smile and a real one – it assumes that the muscle movement is voluntary and starts to release happy hormones anyway. They make you feel warm and tingly and happy, which makes you smile more, which triggers the release of more happiness hormones, etc, etc. This can become addictive! The good news is that you can get a fix of them anytime, and lo and behold, the happy hormones will start making you feel happier too!!
Another advantage to smiling more is the sheer efficiency of it! It uses less muscular effort than frowning – it takes 26 muscles to smile and 62 muscles to frown…..so it’s a more effective use of your energy. Besides, I’d much rather develop smile lines around my eyes and mouth, than dig a deep frown crevasse in my forehead.
So, as you travel around your world, your work, your friends, even shopping, make an effort to smile. Smile at dogs and children, at the neighbours, at your family at even total strangers – you’ll be surprised and delighted at some of the reactions! When they smile back, enjoy the happy feeling it gives you!!
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Destinations: – Agapee.
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Hair: – Blues. Layne – Fitted in Blonde (New) Instore
Beanie: – Blues. Layne’s Beanie – The Basics
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