It’s common knowledge that regular exercise is a key component to a healthy lifestyle. But here’s another reason to sweat — your smile.
A study with more than 12,000 participants observed the effects of exercise on dental health.
Those who exercised consistently had healthier gums and fresher breath, compared to those didn’t exercise.
The participants were divided into 2 groups: one with people who exercised at least 3 times a week and followed a healthy diet; the other with people who did not exercise consistently or follow a nutritious diet.
Surprise! Those participants who exercised consistently were already at a lower risk for gum disease.
The study revealed people who exercise regularly had healthier gums and fresher breath even after waking up in the morning. Gum disease is known to be linked to other physical ailments, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The best way to protect yourself (and your smile) is to eat a healthy diet, exercise consistently, and maintain a healthy weight. You’ll notice the difference and your grin will too.