You see what happens to your body after training the other hundreds of muscles from the neck down, so why not put your face muscles to work? Studies actually show that men who have physical traits like a lean facial structure have better health, a higher income, and are deemed more attractive to the opposite sex. We consulted three experts on the topic: Georgescu, Periodontist Stuart J. Froum, D.
Get fit to face the world with these facial exercises. A well-rounded physical fitness routine is a key component to living a healthy lifestyle. But we typically neglect to work out the very muscles people see the most — our faces. Just like the rest of your body, the more than 57 muscles in your face and neck require exercise to stay toned and fit. These simple facial exercises can help you strengthen facial muscles, get a slim face, and even combat signs of aging.
We labor over our bodies in the gym, flexing and lifting and tensing to muscles to keep them firm and strong. Should our faces be any different? Believers in facial exercise—sometimes referred to as face yoga—believe that stimulating and building the muscles in the face can help maintain contours and elasticity, and even make us look years younger.
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