Smiling — the purest expression of happiness — has the ability to regulate our blood pressure, strengthen our immune system, lower the risk of cancer, increase our life by seven years, and provide inner peace and satisfaction. The good news is that it doesn’t cost a thing, yet unfortunately, an average adult smiles only 20 times a day (in comparison, an infant or toddler smiles up to 400 times a day).

This infographic by Portman Healthcare  showcases the benefits of smiling in an intriguing manner with some eye-opening facts. It doesn’t just discuss the benefits of smiling, but also urges you to smile more often. Go ahead, open the door to happiness, so that you can smile more and lead a happy and cheerful life.

Smiling

Featured photo credit: Janaína Castelo Branco | Flickr via flickr.com

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