Your oral and overall health are closely linked. By increasing your physical activity, you’re not only helping your body but you are also improving your smile. Your body’s systems work as a team. Athletes who maintain a healthy weight and exercise on a regular basis are less likely to develop gum disease.
4 tips for winning the fitness game and keeping your smile strong:
1. Set realistic weekly workout goals.
Keep a chart to track your progress and reward yourself for reaching your fitness goals.
2. Hit the gym with a fitness buddy.
They’re also great for talking you out of that donut. Encourage one another to take classes at the gym or go for a de-stressing walk.
3. Control your inner cookie monster.
If unhealthy foods aren’t around, you’re less likely to indulge in sweets. Replace junk food with healthy fruits and veggies that are tooth-friendly (and delicious).
4. Combine fitness and your toothbrush routine.
Brush and dance or do a 2-minute wall-sit.
Go for more, the mouth and fitness team wants to score! Speaking of sports and smiles, make sure to cheer on the Colorado Rapids this Saturday at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. And save the date for May 23rd when the Delta Dental of Colorado Tooth Fairy will be giving out smile bags.