Today we celebrate the happy day that is ‘World Smile day’ and whilst a big cheesy grin can be the catalyst to having a better day, it is something that unfortunately we tend to do less and less as we age!
Now I know what you’re thinking, ‘I smile all the time?’ However, statistically children smile up to 400 times per day, compared to the average happy adult who only cracks between 40-50 smiles a day and their slightly less joyous peers the ‘typical’ adult, who only smiles up 20 times per day!
So 400 smiles, seems excessive right? But what if that carefree spirited smile is what has the most positive effect on our day to day lives and the simple act of showing our teeth can brighten our mood? Research shows that smiling has some astounding health benefits linked to this. Some examples of the power a smile holds are:
- Reduced blood pressure
- Strengthened immune system
- Lowered heart rate
- Reduction in your bodies response to stress
We believe that the weight a smile holds is incomparable and aim to have our staff and clients smiling as much as possible per day – 400 is the aim of course! Through the delivery of amazing care and a jolly work environment we reckon we can at least be hitting the 200 mark. We find that the happier our staff are, the better the service we deliver and as a result, the happier we can make our clients. Therefore, one of our top priorities is to foster a happy and healthy work environment, and get those pearly whites on display! The power of a smile ey.
So what if that is the key. This world Smile day, we urge you to try engaging your facial muscles as much as possible, so what if you exude a slight maniac vibe? Now 400 may be slightly out of range, particularly on your first go, but a couple smiles every hour and you could be in for your best day yet!
If you still want to find out more about the services a Home Care Agency can provide, or you are thinking you may require the services of a professional Home Care Provider, you can contact us here or call 0300 124 5004 to speak to one of our friendly team in confidence. Rest assured we will work with you to ensure you or your relative receive the very best in Home Care Services and will be
able to offer a tailored service to meet your needs.