Have you ever heard the saying “It takes 17 muscles to smile and 42 to frown”? Turns out it’s actually a myth, it actually takes about the same amount of muscles to do both! I read an interesting paper recently that discussed the health benefits of smiling and I wanted to share it with you. Smiling can help lower your blood pressure, improve digestion as well as decrease anxiety. One more reason to smile!
Abel, MH, Hester, R. (2002)