You ever wondered how many muscles it takes to smile?
Well, it depends how high on Prozac (an anti-depressant) you are. But lets for the sake of argument compare the smile to the one everyone gets stroking a fluffy white bunny.
Try it out. Use your imagination. Stroke our imaginative bunny. Yeah, feels nice doesn’t it. There! That’s the smile we want.
You see, it feels good smiling. It comes with ease and it releases those happy-generating serotonin. Anytime you’re feeling down, stroke that bunny.
So now that we understand all about smiling, what about frowning. Well, it takes more muscles than the number of bones in your body to plaster that scowl on your face.
Constant frowning does have its upside. One uses a lot of energy straining those muscles and keeping those wrinkles in place. Consequently frowning is now being considered one of the top ways to lose weight.
Try it out. Frown like someone just stole your last cookie. Can you feel it? It’s hard isn’t it! Imagine all those calories being burnt, all that flab evaporating into the cosmos.
Maybe you didn’t notice, but that is why you’ll often see people on the chubby side of the scale frowning like mad – not because they’re angry or discontent about their existence – no, it is a result of taking action on the Frown-Diet, that miraculously shreds 2 lbs a day.
A word of caution. One has to be careful about permanent wrinkles because they don’t rub off and with time do literally stick to your face. There’s a fix for it though; called Botox. However, a solution is not without side effects. Going under the surgical syringe may ironically disturb facial nerves leaving the patient incapable of smiling.