Dr. Judith Y. Ko

Dr. Judith Y. Ko
Hemet Valley Dental Care

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Smiles Make a Difference!

Yes! It's true.

A study published in the journal, Psychological Science says that a true smile, one that reaches your eyes, not only brings a smile to others, but also lowers your heart rate. 

Smiling young woman

In fact, according to Medical News Today, just holding a smile on your face when you are stressed can be helpful to your heart. Two psychological scientists, Tara Kraft and Sarah Pressman, were exploring the adage, "grin and bear it," to see if it had any truth to it. Surprisingly enough, it does. 

The findings showed that even if the smile doesn't reach the eyes, it still creates a benefit for the wearer.  So, the next time you find yourself stressed, paste a smile on your face.

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