Smile is Anti-aging

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  November 12, 2011 at 12:36 AM Anti-Aging News   - G J E 4
German researchers claim that facial expressions have an impact on how old we look and smiling can actually make one look younger.
 Smile is Anti-aging
Smile is Anti-aging

During the study, several men and women were shown multiple photographs and asked to guess the age of the people in those photos. It was found that people were most likely to under-estimate the age of people when they were smiling.

Experts cited the following reasons for this observation- firstly, it is hard to tell whether the facial wrinkles seen in a smiling face are the effect of the smile or permanent. Secondly, we consider smiling faces more attractive in other ways including being younger than they actually are.

The study has been published in the journal Psychology and Aging.

Source: Medindia

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When assisting caregivers be the best they can be one exercise that I do is have them smile...they are always amazed how uplifting this process is. Wendy Packer R.N., CH and Author of Are You in a Caregiving Relationship and Don't Know It? Finding a Balance of Loving and Caring
WendyPackerRN Sunday, November 13, 2011

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