Aging Well, With A Smile


So you rarely smile because you often don’t feel like it, or because the situation isn’t conducive to smiling, or because your occasions to smile are few and far between. However, you’re wrong! It has now been shown that the act of smiling makes you look and feel younger.

Most advice for aging well is now widely known: eat a balanced and varied diet, don’t smoke, maintain a reasonable body weight, engage in some regular physical activity, avoid excesses including alcohol, etc.
But there’s probably a much more effective and much easier way to age well: Just smile! This has been proven by several recent scientific studies: The more you smile, the more you increase your life expectancy, and this increase can add an average of eight years to your life. Go for it! So now you understand: Smiling as much as you can is absolutely essential.