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5 Surprising Health Benefits of Smiling

There’s great power in a smile; it can significantly improve your health.

Smiling reduces stress.
A 2012 study from Psychological Science showed that smiling reduces heart rate and aids in stress recovery compared to those whose expressions remained neutral.

Smiling retrains your brain for the better.
Habitually smiling can put you in a postivie mental space and keep you there.

Smiling makes you more productive.
Positive emotions are invigorating. Happiness has a significant effect on your productivity in the workplace according to Warwick Business School.

Smiling helps with creativity.
A 2013 study from the University of California found that men who were happier were able to problem solve with more solutions than those who were unhappy.

Even a forced smile can improve your mood.
Psychologist Paul Ekman claims that pasting a fake smile on your face will improve your mood and reduce stress.