There are several cringe-inducing phrases about the science of smiling that we’ve all had to endure at some point. But cliched things like, “just smile and nod,” and “grin and bear it,” are actually based in truth. Aside from making you look fantastic for the ‘gram, the health benefits of smiling are huge—and all you have to do to get them, is smile.
This rearrangement of your facial features can have huge knock-on effects on the brain, in your body, and out into the world around you. It’s like triggering a butterfly effect of good things.
Here’s an experiment. Try smiling now. Keep smiling while you read the rest - and then see how you feel :-)