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Guest blog: ‘Exercise Your Face Off.’

In his latest humorous guest blog Doug Ankerman champions an easy form of exercise for MSers and those of a certain age...


Warning:  This post contains pictures that may frighten young children.  Please ‘exercise’ caution. People workout for their pecs, abs, bi's, tri's, traps, delts, lats, quads, hammy's and glutes - but they rarely exercise the muscles...of their face! Did you know you have 43 muscles in your face just waiting to be used? Instead, we let gravity take its toll by pulling and stretching our faces downward. Skin sagging...till we begin to look less like ourselves - and more like Droopy Dog! Forget all those age-reducing potions and the creamy-crap you smear on every day. Start looking younger from the inside out by toning up the muscles of your grill. Exercising your face is goofy-fun, easy-to-do and even those of us with MS can do it! I've put on my headband and 1980's Gore-Tex running suit to show you how...

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Make your face rrreeeeaaaalll small. Squeezing your eyes shut, pursing your lips like you are sucking a lemon.

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Then, make your face big. Big as ever. Eyes wide. Mouth open (watch for flies). And do it over again several times.

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Make a face to your right.

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And then, take it to the left. Do it again and again.

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Wiggle your eyebrows. Puff out your cheeks. Crinkle your sniffer. Smile big. Smile bigger.

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Move your lips like you are making out with your favourite movie star. (Mine is Clint Eastwood - maybe I'll rethink that one!) You can't go wrong because ANY exaggerated movement is GREAT for your face. And you'll feel instant results. Your face will be tighter, firmer and toner (wait, is that a word?) You can exercise your face in just two minutes. And you can do it anywhere, except maybe in public! Get started now. You will thank me later. Doug


You can read more of Doug's hilarious posts on his blog 'My Odd Sock'