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10 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues



The old saying, "If you feel it, you show it, and if you show it, you feel it" seems to hold true. In a 2009 study, psychologists at the University of Cardiff in Wales found that those who have botox injections which hinder their ability to frown are happier, on average, than people who can frown freely. A separate study reported in the journal Pain found that people who frowned during an unpleasant procedure reported feeling more pain than people who were told to either smile or keep a neutral expression during the procedure. So turn that frown upside and your mood may do a U-turn as well.

By MedHelp Editors, published December 2, 2010.