Work on your smile before your wedding shots

Inspirational 3 May 2019
Work on your smile before your wedding shots

How many times a day do you crack a smile? Start counting, since many studies about smiling reveal some surprising results. Your smile can be a predictor of how long you’ll live and smiling has a measurable effect on your overall well-being.

According to a TED talk on the power of smiling, children smile as many as 400 times a day, compared with the average of adults smiling only 20 times a day or less. We should definitely let kids be our source of inspiration about this! There is even a yoga style, it is called Happy Face Yoga: from it The New York Times has reported some facial exercises that reduce signs of aging.

So why should you smile more? Not only for your wedding pictures, but for your health above all! Smiling can change the brain: according to recent studies it reduces stress, almost similarly to getting good sleep. Most importantly, it can be learnt.

Imagine a situation of joy before an event, practice in front of the mirror, become comfortable with smiling: the researcher Andrew Newberg suggests to visualize someone you deeply love before engaging in a conversation. It is an easy exercise and really brings lots of benefits. For sure, we can agree now that smiling is more than just a contraction of muscles in your face. Good smiling everyone!