15 of the Best and Free Health Benefits of Smiling

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We spend trillions of dollars every year in the U.S. alone trying to boost our health. With supplements, fitness routines, gym memberships, doctor visits, dental checkups, and prescriptions, it all adds up fast. Yes, into the trillions!

There are many ways you can personally save money and boost your health. There are even a few things you can do that are absolutely free. One of the easiest and cheapest ways to boost your health, your mood, your longevity, and even your success is to smile.

Smiles do a lot more than simply let the world know you’re happy. They don’t even have to be genuine to have some effect, but truest smiles do you the most good. Most people can spot a fake smile, even if they can’t say how they know. Fake smiles usually use fewer muscles than genuine smiles, which involve muscles around the eyes.

Real smiles also creep in slower than the false ones. So, if you have to fake a smile, try to make it as real as possible, think of happy memories or visualize your favorite people and places. It makes a difference in what others see and in how you feel.

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