A Smile a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

With all the latest diet trends, prescription drugs, organic foods, and modern medical technology, we sometimes overlook one of the most ancient and powerful cures for so many of our ailments. It’s completely free to use, and it’s been available to every human being since the dawn of time. I am referring, of course, to SMILING! 

That’s right, “A smile a day keeps the doctor away” isn’t just a painful admonition from your overzealous aunt during childhood, it’s proven FACT. With one simple, sometimes effortless (as in while you’re reading this article) act, a smile can deliver the following benefits to your health:

  • Releases powerful endorphins that relax your mind and your body.
  • Boosts your immune system and helps you ward off disease.
  • Burns calories, so you can get in shape while watching your favorite sitcom.
  • Women, it turns out, are much better at smiling than men, and clock in at around 62 smiles per day, while men register a measly 8 smiles. C’mon guys! 

In addition to all those health benefits, we just look better when we smile. And frowning takes too much effort anyway – 62 different muscles, in fact, compared to the 26 necessary for a smile. So, improve your confidence, look your best, and improve your health by smiling more often, you deserve it.