How smile helps

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Did you know that when you move your facial muscles to express emotions or to speak, the movements sparks a signal to the heart to regulate itself to match the face’s expression. If the facial movement is a smile, the brain recognizes a safe situation and inhibits or puts the break on fight-flight. The heart and organs can now operate in a slow, well-regulated manner. It a threat is perceived, the fight-flight system is quickly engaged, the face expresses shock, and social exchange releases the fight-flight break. The heart pumps faster, and organs are shut down to allow energy to move the arms and legs. Read More