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Focus on your cheek muscles - just above the jaw. Now contract them so that they pull back and upward toward the ears. Contract hard enough so that your lips part slightly and your teeth show. Outstanding. Keep that up.


(Courtesy of J. Hussmann)

- Submitted by GUTELAUNE 4/5/2011 in Exercise | 82 Comments
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EMJAY56 4/5/2011 5:31:00 AM

    Brilliant! I'm exercising my cheek muscles right now! :)
PUFFPASTRY 4/5/2011 4:02:00 AM

    Very cute! :)
LVHOPEJOY 2/23/2013 5:06:00 AM

    I actually couldn't figure out how to do this exercise. I had to "read more" and then I started reading the comments. Oh ya! "Lips part & teeth show" Of course, just smile! Very good. Of course it is 5 am and I don't have to go anywhere. I needed this!! Thank U! emoticon
MARYHENNIG 2/22/2013 11:42:00 AM

GTNP4ME 8/25/2015 4:28:00 PM

    Thanks! Made my giggle, not just smile.
BANNERMAN 2/18/2014 10:50:00 PM

    Thanks for sharing.
GODS_TEMPLE 2/18/2014 7:53:00 PM

    Perfect exercise! Thanks
PYNETREE 2/18/2014 12:26:00 PM

TRUECOLORS 2/18/2014 11:14:00 AM

    Love it! :-)
LAVENDERLILY 2/18/2014 10:46:00 AM

    emoticon emoticon
MOONGLOWSNANA 2/18/2014 10:37:00 AM

    Oh I get it! emoticon emoticon
LOVINGKATE 2/18/2014 9:55:00 AM

    emoticon !!!! emoticon Thanks so much for sharing.
MRSCONLEY 2/18/2014 9:00:00 AM

GOLDTAG1 2/18/2014 8:01:00 AM

    Loved it. Will keep it in my workout schedule all the time! Thanks emoticon
VAINVT 2/18/2014 7:40:00 AM

    Very cute! I took you seriously, did it, and then broke into a real smile.
RJNICHOLS 1/4/2014 6:46:00 PM

    You do use more muscles that way than a frown.
LSIG14 11/16/2013 12:15:00 PM

    Just came across this while cleaning out old e-mails - perfect timing because I needed to smile to lift me out of a blah mood! Thanks for the reminder that that's all it takes!
AMBER461 9/27/2013 6:11:00 PM

    Love it, thank you for making me smile, I am doing it right now.
GLENMORRISGIRL 8/28/2013 9:09:00 AM

    Cute!!!!! emoticon
KHALIA2 8/22/2013 11:48:00 AM

    Thanks! Doing it now
J2740LOU 8/17/2013 9:15:00 PM

    Interesting! Think I'll give it a try. Thank's for sharing. emoticon
-SHE_WOLF- 8/17/2013 7:29:00 PM

    Been doing this one for many years and at the age of 43 many people ask me why at my age i have no wrinkles! this exercise is the reason why. emoticon
DEEALLEN9100 8/15/2013 10:01:00 AM

    Good work
DEEALLEN9100 8/15/2013 10:01:00 AM

    Good work
JRRING 8/15/2013 8:35:00 AM

LEANMEAN2 8/15/2013 6:43:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing
BLPRETTYGIRL1 8/14/2013 8:20:00 PM

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FRANCES-AGAPE 8/14/2013 6:30:00 PM

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DELLMEL 8/14/2013 5:07:00 PM

SANDALWOOD108 8/14/2013 12:34:00 PM

    LOL! GOOD ONE :))

NHEMBERGER 8/14/2013 11:40:00 AM

    Say "CHEESE"
PROPMAN1 8/14/2013 11:35:00 AM

    Enjoyable. Do it every day. emoticon
TULIPVIC 8/14/2013 11:29:00 AM

    So what is the purpose of this? It makes me smile and be happy but does it actually work for something?
MONTREAL12 8/14/2013 10:22:00 AM

CHARTHESTAR 8/14/2013 10:00:00 AM

    It also releases endorphins which is ALWAYS a wonderful thing!
CKAYTHOMAS 8/14/2013 7:19:00 AM

    I grimaced until I realized you were really wanting me to smile!
TORTISE110 8/14/2013 7:11:00 AM

SANDEE5262 8/2/2013 12:21:00 AM

    Great idea!
CURRAHEE68 8/1/2013 3:43:00 AM

    expel a series of short bursts of air as you do this and add another dimension to this exercise! emoticon
DELLMEL 7/31/2013 5:05:00 PM

ZOMBIEREADY 7/31/2013 12:17:00 PM

    I'm one of those people who can wiggle their ears. This is how I do it.
MFABER3 7/31/2013 11:53:00 AM

    My motto - it takes more muscles to frown than smile... so be lazy! emoticon
KCHANDLER623 7/31/2013 11:01:00 AM

    Love it! emoticon
MARYJOHANNAH 7/31/2013 10:50:00 AM

    so very true......thanks for the reminder
CHERYLSBUTT 7/31/2013 8:56:00 AM

    Working these muscles often.....
leads to a great life!!! emoticon
HOOSIERNATIVE46 7/31/2013 8:39:00 AM

    wonderful way to start the day!
LCRUMLEY81 7/31/2013 8:25:00 AM

ANGELCOWBOY1 7/31/2013 8:19:00 AM

PYNETREE 7/31/2013 8:07:00 AM

    emoticon Best exercise I've read in awhile.

No equiptment needed, No can, and should, DO IT EVERYWHERE!
VAINVT 7/31/2013 7:38:00 AM

    Smiling is good for your body and soul!
AMARILYNH 7/31/2013 6:32:00 AM

    This is one of those exercises that NEVER FAIL!! And it has an AMAZING effect on those who see you doing it - THEY DO IT TOO!!! What a concept!! emoticon
MOMO7YROLD 7/31/2013 6:28:00 AM

    Cute. Here is mine. emoticon
MOMO7YROLD 7/31/2013 6:21:00 AM

    Cute. Here is mine. emoticon
TRISTAROSE 7/31/2013 5:56:00 AM

    emoticon emoticon
SKEETOR 3/28/2013 10:14:00 AM

    Love it..... emoticon
WATCHINW8 3/27/2013 2:30:00 PM

ADELCASALE 2/26/2013 8:09:00 AM

    Cute and so true
GALINAZ 2/24/2013 2:14:00 PM

    best short exercise ever!
LSIG14 2/23/2013 7:44:00 PM

    I'm so glad I wasn't the only one who tried and tried to do this "EXERCISE" until it finally dawned on me that it was a simple smile. Thanks for making me smile today!
DARLENEK04 2/23/2013 12:15:00 PM

    Great idea.............. emoticon

LADYJAMERI 2/23/2013 10:27:00 AM

HSKR_GRL 2/23/2013 8:38:00 AM

    Good way to start the day! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
LEANMEAN2 2/23/2013 6:10:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing
FLRED12 2/22/2013 2:43:00 PM

    emoticon emoticon
JMSA67 2/22/2013 12:15:00 PM

    Hehe. Good one.
EVERLEARNING 2/22/2013 12:08:00 PM

    Great reminder to help us feel our best!!
GRRRMAMA 2/22/2013 11:49:00 AM

    Thanks for the smile! Back at Ya!
KEEPITUP05 2/22/2013 11:00:00 AM

    Wow..never thought about exercising my hubby would probably say mine gets enough exercise from emoticon
PEGGYJEAN13 2/22/2013 10:57:00 AM

    A smile always makes me feel better. Thank you for the reminder!
HIGHNOON 2/22/2013 10:42:00 AM

    emoticon emoticon
GRAPLEIRIS 2/22/2013 10:22:00 AM

    Good grief! It took me a minute to catch on....kinda wish I had a video of me trying this....and you know...they TELL me my IQ is high! emoticon
WALLPER26 2/22/2013 9:13:00 AM

LRUSSELL6 2/22/2013 8:45:00 AM

    Excellent! emoticon
CEEMAY 2/22/2013 8:16:00 AM

    Love it! emoticon
INGMARIE 2/22/2013 7:36:00 AM

AMANDACOETZER 2/22/2013 6:30:00 AM

    emoticon emoticon
PYNETREE 2/22/2013 6:27:00 AM

    ...And what a great way to start off your day. emoticon
UPSWIFE 10/25/2012 6:59:00 PM

MSLIFSTYLCHG37 1/18/2012 5:54:00 AM

    Likes this..definitely made me exercise mine and i am headed to the gym... emoticon
KWANLEEONE 4/5/2011 11:47:00 AM

    LOOOOOVE THIS! emoticon
IMAREADY1 4/5/2011 9:17:00 AM

    Love it, what a great reminder to keep smiling! Thank you for making me smile!
NADS_FIT4LIFE 4/5/2011 9:09:00 AM

    wonderful!! emoticon

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