Let a smile be your umbrella,” may be the first line of an old ditty, but apparently it is also good advice if you’re dealing with any kind of stress. According to an article in Psychological Science, a group of researchers at the University of Kansas conducted a study on the potential health benefits of smiling and whether it has any impact on heart health. Their findings show that putting on a positive front, regardless of how you’re really feeling, does indeed help reduce the intensity of the body’s stress response. So smiling “even though your heart is breaking,” is something to think about.
Grin and Bear It!