Make sure to Celebrate National Smile Week

While August may not have widely celebrated holidays, it does have one of the most important holidays – National Smile Week! National Smile Week is more than just seven days in the August, and spreads throughout the entire month.

While most people know that a smile is a symbol of happiness, there are many other fun facts about the facial expression, including:

  • A smile is the universal expression of happiness and is recognized by all cultures throughout the world.
  • A smile is the most frequently used facial expression.
  • It takes only five pairs of facial muscles to smile.
  • People are born with the ability to smile.
  • There are 18 different kinds of smiles that are used in different social situations.

Smiling also has many health benefits. It is known as a “natural drug” because it is able to improve a person’s health by reducing stress, lowering blood pressure, and boosting the immune system. Smiling also reduces endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain killer, as well as serotonin. Living a healthy lifestyle, including smiling as much as possible can even lead to decreased health insurance premiums.

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