Smiling makes you happier: These are the 4 scientific evidences that prove it

Do you feel that you are a happy person? Do you think you laugh and smile a lot? If your answer is yes to both questions, they are most likely related to each other. 

It is that according to science it would be like the dilemma of the chicken and the egg, because smiling would be directly related to how we feel, relate and develop in our life. 

A simple reaction, which activates many muscles, and if you implement it more often, it could improve your well-being. It does not require medications, or higher expenses, and even if you don’t feel like smiling, pretending it could bring the same benefits

It’s contagious

Laughter and smiles are contagious. It is almost inevitable to smile when you see someone else do it. And with this the environments improve, since according to a study by Harvard University, if a person is happy those around him are 25% more likely to show their happiness. 

 

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Four people smiling, laughing, having a good time outdoors

Decreases physical and emotional pain

The release of endorphins, serotonin and adrenaline that occurs when you smile, help improve general well-being. It is that these neurotransmitters are responsible for compensating the sensation of pain, whether mental or physical. 

Reduces tension

If your work environment is loaded on the negative side, smiles and laughter might help. Is that as smiling helps those close to express their happiness, the same can be replicated in the work environment.

According to Harvard University, happiness can improve performance, but also support and commitment among colleagues and members of the entire work space. 

 

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Young man smiles while looking at the sun, his dog accompanies him

 

Increase confidence

Another study from the University of Oxford found that society considers people who smile more trustworthy, in addition to perceiving them as friendly and sociable.