Health Benefits of Smiling and Laughing

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Smiling is very important, especially when you are going through stress. Read the following I found.

When you smile, your brain releases tiny molecules called neuropeptides to help fight off stress. Then other neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin and endorphins come into play too. The endorphins act as a mild pain reliever, whereas the serotonin is an antidepressant.


Serotonin is your body’s own mood-lifter and antidepressant. In fact, part of how pharmaceutical antidepressants work is by influencing the serotonin levels in the brain – which, you guessed it, are also impacted by smiling.


By OzoIgboNdu1 of Igbo Defender

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