Smile power is not recognized for the physical and mental effects that can be created with a simple smile. It cam often soften physical and emotional pain.
A smile can calm anxiety, stress and insecurity. It can transform your face and project your image to the world. Smiles multiply - "Smile and the world smiles with you!"
Smiles release endorphins in your brain, which send 'good feel' messages throughout the body.They release a chemical reaction, which sends good feelings throughout the body.
These endorphins can actually reduce physical, or emotional pain and are comparable to the chemical known as morphine.
The power of a smile is connected to your mood. If you generate a smile, it more than likely will shift the mood you're in, including positively affecting your enengy level
Smile Power can be shared, because smiles are contagious, so that you can pass the smile benefits to others.
Smile Power facts to remind us how effective smiles are
Smile Research and Innovation
Ron Gutman, founder and CEO of interactive health company Health Tap, reviewed a number of scientific studies on smiling. In 2010, Wayne State University did a study on 1950 baseball cards. They found that one smile can generate the same level of brain stimulation as 2000 chocolate bars.
Researchers found that smiling can reduce the level of mood enhancing hormones and reduce blood pressure.
Harvey R. Ball, co-owner of a public relations firm created the first 'Smiley' in 1963 to help improve the morale of employees in their recently merged insurance company.
Today, we find 'smileys' everywhere. People use smiley symbols in their emails, and other communications.
In 1999, Harvey R. Ball initiated the first 'World Smile,'the first Friday in October. The slogan for this event is "Do an act of kindness - Help one person smile."
Harvey Ball died in 2001, but his 'smiley' lives on. In honor of his name and memory "the Harvey Ball World Smile Foundation" was created. The official site can be found at www.worldsmile.org