when you're smiling, when you're smiling, your heart smiles back at you :)

wheeee - more proof of smiling helping health, whether a sincere smile or not :)

extract from the study ...

The results suggest that smiling may actually influence our physical state: ... participants who were instructed to smile, and in particular those with genuine smiles, had lower heart rate levels after recovery from stressful activities.

These findings show that smiling during brief stressors can help to reduce the intensity of the body’s stress response, regardless of whether a person actually feels happy.

“The next time you are stuck in traffic or are experiencing some other type of stress,” says Pressman, “you might try to hold your face in a smile for a moment. Not only will it help you ‘grin and bear it’ psychologically, but it might actually help your heart health as well!”

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so.. carry on smiling :)

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  • i am sure we will all try Julie.have a nice day x

  • I am smiling thank you x :)

  • I'm smiling too x

  • :O)

  • :-)

  • Often first thing in the morning I come down the stairs on my lift, I look in the mirror opposite and pull a stupid face and guess what, it makes me smile, it can alter my mood for the day.

    *polly

  • good plan!

  • Julie :) x

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