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“A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks”. – Charles Gordy.
What you see in the mirror matters less as long as you keep a smile on you. On a daily basis, life will bring good and bad, positive as well as negative circumstances. For most people who are trying to lose weight, it can really be a stressful moment, however you can reduce this stress by adding a smile to it. This world’s most powerful gesture can do much not only for you but also even for those around you. In fact, you can change the world around you without spending any penny.
First, you need to understand that losing weight may take a bit of time for some people even with the best remedies or supplements around. Just like gaining weight, you will need a bit of some time. Therefore, you need to understand that loving yourself unconditionally (no matter what you see in the mirror) and by putting on a happy face will do you more good and help you along this journey. Here are some important reasons why you need to smile more, love yourself more even as you embark on improving your overall health and fitness levels.
Smiling is free
To begin with, you do not have to pay anything for you to smile. Smiling is free. It is one of the most inexpensive gifts you can give yourself and those around you. With just a simple smile, you can change the whole world within and around you. A simple smile can change the perspective with which you see and approach issues. Health experts recommend smiling and having a positive attitude as a key factor in determining your health levels.
Ever since I discovered this secret, I have trained myself – to always smile no matter what the situation looks like. I can, therefore, confidently tell you that I have found great success not only in my health goals but in many areas of my life by just embracing this simple gesture to every challenge I face.
In fact, I started seeing a great improvement in my fitness levels when I started loving the reflection that was coming from the mirror. The body I was looking at. I knew that was not the real me, the real me was what was inside me. What I actually wanted to be looking like. Furthermore, as I embraced this positive change, I lost weight fast and improved my health levels. Actually, this article highlights the importance of smiling and loving yourself more on weight loss journey. The article further indicated that when you are smiling more, you are likely to maintain healthy eating habits.
Keep a smile to improve brain healthy
Did you know that every time you smile your brain feels really good and happy? What happens is that when you smile you activate the release of feel good hormones that fight stress. These feel good hormones include, dopamine, endorphins and serotonin. These neural messaging benefits your health as well as your happiness. In addition, these hormones help you experience a wide range of emotions, such as happiness or sadness and anger or depression.
Therefore, each time a smile flashes across your face all these messengers are released into your bloodstream, making not only your body relax but also work to lower your heart rate, blood pressure and generally calming your nervous system. In fact, Endorphins are natural painkillers – 100% naturally produced by your own body, without any negative effects when compared to these other medications.
New research suggests that higher-level brain functions have a major impact in how much weight you will lose overtime. For example in this study, it was found that the people who achieved great success in weight loss demonstrated more activity in their brain. The healthier your brain is the more likely you will achieve weight loss success quickly. Therefore, improve the health of your brain by simple smiling and it will give you quick weight loss results.
Lower stress, blood pressure and improve your mood
No one wants to be stressed. Stress is bad for your health and for those around you. Smiling is contagious. But the good news is that you can reduce stress by a simple smile. Furthermore, smiling during periods of stress may help the health of your heart as well. Actually, smiling during brief stressors can help in reducing the intensity of your body’s stress response, regardless of whether a person actually feels happy or not. When you smile, your body relaxes this also
Stress can greatly affect your weight loss journey. Actually, when you are stressed, you will tend to do all sorts of funny things that may likely impair you along this journey. You may tend to eat unhealthy meals (emotional eating- i.e. too many fats and sugary foods), sleep a few hours, and you are likely to stop exercises. Stress will cause your body to produce more cortisol. Cortisol is a stress hormone that promotes body fat and makes it harder for you to lose weight, especially around the stomach. Therefore, you can reduce this stress by a simple smile and, therefore, feel better.
Be more youthful and attractive
If you want to look old then stop smiling but if you want to look younger, keep smiling. A smiling face has been shown to make people look more attractive and loving, which may make them, appear younger. Therefore, smile more often to look younger. Despite the body size or shape, do not restrict yourself from smiling. Remember the shape you see in the mirror is not the real you, but the real you is the one inside you -the shape you desire- therefore, work towards that goal and achieve success. Remember fast.
“Every smile makes you a day younger”. – Chinese proverb.
Smile for a healthier heart
Smiling is great for your heart and as a result your entire body. Improving your fitness levels requires that every vital organ within you such as the heart and the brain function at their highest levels. Health organs are equal to a healthy body. Scientists indicate that smiling or merely grinning can reduce stress and help the heart by lowering the heart rate while performing difficult tasks.
Since your heart determines your fitness levels It needs to be healthy all the time. Fuel it by simply smiling. Losing weight reduces your heart’s workload because there will be less fat lurking around your heart and forming plaque that may build up and clog your coronary arteries, causing a heart attack. Therefore, you must do everything possible to keep this organ in great shape by simply smiling.
Pump up your immune system and live longer
Smiling is able to benefit your body’s health in many different ways. Did you know that a smile can help your immune system to function more effectively? When you smile, immune system function improves because you are more relaxed, thanks to the release of all these neurotransmitters.
Furthermore, a smile can spur a powerful chemical reaction in the brain that can lift your mood, lower stress, boost your immune system, diminishes pain, and gives you a longer life. When you smile, your body releases Endorphins. Endorphins are natural painkillers. Therefore, when your brain
In addition, Smiling can boost your immune system by helping your body create more white blood cells. These cells are the ones that are responsible for fighting against diseases and illnesses. A stronger immune system will definitely mean a healthier you. Smile today and live longer.
Smile and increase your positivity
Being positive is a personal decision. In order to achieve a positive outcome, you need to stay positive and determined towards your goal. However, every goal has challenges, which include a fitness journey. Such that if you are not focused and determined you can easily be swayed off track.
Choose to view every challenge as an opportunity to overcome. Refuse to be intimidated by any circumstances. Smile, love yourself and be happy every time you face the mirror or hit the scale. Believe you will one day achieve the shape you desire and work with determination towards that goal. As you do that, you will increase your positivity each and every day that passes. Since being positive is an important aspect of attaining any goal.
How to smile naturally
Anybody can smile naturally it does not need anything spectacular like Hollywood star teeth or you having Marilyn Monroe lips for you to smile or like Eva Mendes face. Simply smile naturally and you will look beautiful. Remember you need to smile in order to make others feel happy, open, and comfortable with you. In fact, in most cases, people will care more about the reason behind the smile than how it appears. Check the tips below in order to smile comfortably and enable smiling a part of your life:
- Get a mirror
- Relax your facial muscles and shoulders
- Think of something happy
- Adjust your eyes until you feel comfortable
- Practice a formal smile
- Make a friendly smile
- Show off a giant smile with your mouth wide open
- Go on and smile you look more beautiful
When you smile, you change the world not only within you but also around you. Be the best leader you can by showing the people around you that you care about them, go on and offer them this priceless great gift. When you smile, you give hope and courage to those around you. Reduce emotional and physical pain – by ignoring negative situations, and focus on the positives. Think of an old or childhood funny story, and smile, it is the best way to reduce stress, improve your heart health and lower your blood pressure. Improve your health through a simple smile. Love yourself and appreciate what you have and keep working towards your goals, a simple smile will keep you in focus. Weight loss success is easier achieved when you smile more and love yourself unconditionally no matter the reflection