Smile and you will live longer. It's not a saying, it's a scientific fact.
Smile and you will live longer. It's not a saying, it's a scientific fact
Scientists have proven that a smile on our face can give us a few extra years of life. The deeper the "laughter lines" that form at the corners of a person's lips, the longer they live, or at least the more likely they are to live longer.
A broad smile is an indicator of a general positive attitude, an optimistic life position, which in turn directly affects he alth. Previous scientific studies have already proven that a positive attitude has a beneficial effect on the course of a number of diseases, while pessimists are cured longer and more difficult. Now, scientists have calculated the positive impact that smiling has on our life expectancy.
Researchers have obtained 230 photographs of baseball players that were taken as far back as 1952. Each picture was accompanied by detailed information about the player - age, height, weight, marital status, etc. The players were then divided into different groups depending on how wide the smile was on their face, and how deep the "laugh wrinkles" were on the corners lips. After that, it remains only to arm yourself with a sports encyclopedia and see how many of these players have lived. And here's what turned out. 184 baseball players have already gone to the other world. Those who did not smile at all, or smiled weakly, had an average life expectancy of 72.9 years.
Those who had a wide smilehad an average life expectancy of 79.9 years. And this means that a sincere smile adds exactly 7 years to our life. Why sincere? But because a fake smile doesn't work, as the researchers also found.