#SuperheroSmile

Today’s Superhero Mission: Be the reason someone smiles today. You really don’t know all the things on someone’s plate that they are juggling behind the scenes, carrying on their back or praying for at night. The person standing next to you at the grocery market could have so much on their mind, they might have forgotten they are even at the grocery store. But you, Superhero, YOU can be the reason that they smile. And a smile can change everything. #SuperheroSmile - Get your smile on!

Top 3 Benefits of Smiling backed by science:

1. Neurotransmitters called endorphins are released when you smile.

These are triggered by the movements of the muscles in your face, which is interpreted by your brain, in turn releasing these chemicals. Endorphins are responsible for making us feel happy while simultaneously helping to lower stress levels. The more we stimulate our brain to release endorphins, the more often we feel happier and relaxed.

2. Endorphins make us feel better when we are hurt.

By acting as the body’s natural pain killers, even for sufferers of chronic pain, laughing and smiling can be very effective in pain management, as can laughing off the pain when you bump an elbow or stub your toe as well as countless benefits for mental health and perceptions.

3. Laughing expands the lungs, stretches the muscles in the body and stimulates homeostasis.

This exercises the body, replenishing the cells from a lung full of oxygen and gaining all the benefits of exercising the body. Now this is an exercise I can commit to!

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