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A smile is good for health and business

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A smile can improve your appearance and take years off your appearance.

And it should be standard equipment for everyone. I learned long ago that one of the most powerful things you can do to influence others is to smile.

So let’s celebrate National Smile Week, which takes place every year in the second week of August. Remember to take the time to smile to bring happiness not only to yourself, but to others as well.

If you don’t start your day with a smile, it’s never too late to start practicing tomorrow.

Smiling at work can be misinterpreted as a sign of weakness. It should not be different from the truth.

I’m a big believer in the saying, “If you don’t know how to smile, don’t open a shop.” That’s why I never underestimate the value of a smile.

Scientist Andrew Newberg concludes that a smile is “the most positive emotional symbol”.

In other words, a smile is a universal language. Everyone understands a smile and becomes friendly. A smile increases your attractiveness, makes you appear more intelligent, and improves your relationships. Best of all, smiles are quick, easy, and free.

Why did the “Mona Lisa” become one of the most famous paintings of all time? One possible answer is her distinctive smile. She still wonders what she was laughing at!

The benefits of a smile, including health, are immeasurable. A smile is a natural antidepressant and improves mood. It helps the immune system, lowers blood pressure, and is also useful as a pain reliever.

Recent studies have also shown that smiling reduces stress and anxiety, just like sleeping well. A child on average he laughs 400 times a day, while the happiest adult he laughs 40-50 times a day. The average adult smiles at her only 20 times a day.

British researchers have found that one smile can stimulate the brain as much as 2,000 chocolate bars.Ron Gutman wrote “Smile: The Astonishing Powers of a Simple Act.”

In his book, Gutmann cited a research project at Wayne State University that studied pre-1950s baseball cards. According to Gutman, “Researchers have found that the duration of a player’s smile can actually predict his lifespan. Players who aren’t smiling in their photos have an average life expectancy of just 72.9 years, compared to players who smile.” life expectancy was his 72.9 years, almost 80 years.”

Hear what the late comedian Phyllis Diller has to say. “A smile is the curve that straightens everything”

Optimism is associated with smiling and a lower risk of early death from cancer and infections, according to Harvard Medical School.

A smile encourages positive thinking. A candid smile evokes positive feelings when dealing with a negative situation. It’s hard to think negative things when you’re smiling. Your brain is telling the rest of your body that life is good.

If your smile doesn’t feel natural, practice. Look in the mirror and put a big smile on your face. Even a fake smile can make you feel better.

Take a break with a smile. Remember to smile at every opportunity. Laughter is also effective.

Plus, smiles are contagious. Think about it: You can help others be happier by giving them a chance to smile back!

McKay Morals: Wear a smile — one size fits all.

Harvey Mackay is a businessman from Minneapolis. Contact him at 612-378-6202 or email