In an effort to keep spirits up during these unprecedented times we are thinking about our smiling staff during past events. From our servers at catered buffets, to bartenders at cocktail receptions at New York City venues, to our promotional brand ambassador street teams throughout Manhattan parks and neighborhoods, we are feeling much appreciation and gratitude for our team members and clients!
Plus there are some scientific findings regarding smiling.
Top 3 Health Benefits of Smiling:
Reports have shown that smiling can boost your mood. A 2010 study found that making yourself smile when you’re feeling down helps improve your mood and increases positive thoughts.
Stronger Immune Function
It has also been found that laughter (which often begins with a smile) appears to help boost your body’s immune system. The Mayo Clinic reports that laughter and positive thoughts release signaling molecules in your brain that fight stress and illnesses.
A 2012 study found that laughter also increases your pain threshold, creating a higher pain tolerance. So, if you’re in pain due to an injury, illness or chronic disease, watch a funny movie or spend a little (socially-distant!) time with friends and family who make you smile - maybe coordinating an online get-together.
During challenging times, if we can try to muster a smile with some comedy or quality time with loved ones - even if remotely! - it just might help a little bit!