A smile could add 7 years to your life

India
May 30, 2010 8:26pm CST
A smile costs nothing. But, it can add at least seven years to your life, says a new study. Researchers have found that the secret to a longer life lies in cracking a smile -- and the broader one's grin and the deeper the creases around one's eyes when one smiles, the longer one is likely to live. So friends smile/laugh and live long Do you smile enough, not enough , smile as much as you can
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@annavi23 (6306)
• Philippines
1 Jun 10
yes,i believe smile could help all of us live longer. Smiling is a great way to make yourself stand out while helping your body to function better.Smile to improve your health, your stress level,and your attractiveness. Smiling is just one fun way to live longer. Smiling Makes Us Attractive.We are drawn to people who smile.There is an attraction factor. We want to know a smiling person and figure out what is so good.Frowns, scowls and grimaces all push people away -- but a smile draws them in. Smiling Changes Our Mood. Next time you are feeling down, try putting on a smile. There's a good chance you mood will change for the better.Smiling can trick the body into helping you change your mood. Smiling Is Contagious. When someone is smiling they lighten up the room, change the moods of others, and make things happier. A smiling person brings happiness with them. Smile lots and you will draw people to you. Smiling Relieves Stress. Stress can really show up in our faces. Smiling helps to prevent us from looking tired,worn down, and overwhelmed. When you are stressed, take time to put on a smile. The stress should be reduced and you'll be better able to take action.Smiling Boosts Your Immune System.Smiling helps the immune system to work better.When you smile, immune function improves possibly because you are more relaxed.Prevent the flu and colds by smiling. Smiling Lowers Your Blood Pressure.Smiling Releases Endorphins, Natural Pain Killers and Serotonin.Smiling Lifts the Face and Makes you look younger. Smiling Makes You Seem Successful.Smiling Helps You Stay Positive. always take time to smile,my friend!
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• India
1 Jun 10
Very well described friend. I am sure this is a great response and people should read this to feel positive. As you said smiling boosts immune system and that is base for fighting many desises. Thanks for the response.
@roldango (232)
• Philippines
31 May 10
yah right. and it doesnt only lengthens ones life, it make life beautiful and worth living...when we smile, we share to others the loveliness of being alive free from burdens and illnesses. In fact, a smile can bring instant relief to some illness like headaches and colds.
• India
31 May 10
Thats true, smile is a free medicine which cures many problems. Keep smiling :)
• Philippines
31 May 10
Wow. Thanks for this. :) i'm smiling right now, thought i'd let you know.. People around me are starting to look at me wierd..
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• India
31 May 10
Did you notice when you smile people looking at you, will smile automaticaly:)
• United States
31 May 10
If this is true, I'm going to live to a 100! I have been smiling all the time these days.thanks for the info.
• India
31 May 10
i am sure you will live 100, smile now :)
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• United States
31 May 10
I'm smiling!
@vandana7 (67648)
• India
31 May 10
I have seen discussions like this being deleted, and honestly, I dont think they are justified. Periodically, people need to be reminded that smiling is the cheapest way to healthy living, as is deep breathing. Anyway, I do smile. :) Have a nice smiling day Ajay. :)
• India
31 May 10
Keep smiling and spread around you :)
@vandana7 (67648)
• India
1 Jun 10
When I was a kid, and the radio was pretty much a new thing in our homes, papa used to tune Voice of America. There was this lady, Pat Case, she used to end the program with a line, if you see someone without a smile give him one of yours. I like the word itself because of all nostalgic memories it brings up. :)
@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
31 May 10
This is an interesting post. I had also written an article about the top powers of smile. It certainly have great number of benefits. If all people would be knowledgeable to this and apply this in their lives, they will surely make good changes that will improve it. I would not give any comment on the definite number of years a person can live if he always smile, but I would certainly agree that people who lives a cheerful life will have a great, long life. People who smiles genuinely appears younger, optimistic and successful. They seems to be attractive that they attract people easily. Indeed, it affects also a person who will undergo an interview by companies or universities. People who knows how to smile would likely be hired on a job he is applying with. If a person has this positive attitude of smiling, he in inviting success in life. A person will be also away from sickness of illness because of smiling. It is because when a person is smiling, he releases endorphins on his body that acts as a natural pain reliever.
• India
31 May 10
Great information, I am sure pwople who read your response will definitely start smiling. Keep smiling and spread happiness :)
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
31 May 10
sometimes if you smile at someone, it may be the only smile that they see all day! a smile really does wonders for you and everyone around you.
• India
31 May 10
yes, it does not cost anything but makes other feel good. Keep smiling :)