Regular physical exercise is important to lower the chances of developing heart disease, colon cancer, osteoporosis, hypertension, high cholesterol and other health issues. Science has also proven the process of moving ones' body is essential to dental health. The findings have come courtesy of the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. Their research found that individuals who have a healthy body mass index (BMI), who exercise regularly and have a healthy diet have lower chances of developing gum disease.
The results were generated from an analysis of 12,110 study participants and regular exercisers who ate a nutritious diet and kept a steady weight "...were 40 percent less likely to develop periodontal disease than their counterparts," (1800Dentist.com). Individuals who only hit two of the goals, experienced a risk decline of 29 percent. Study participants that only had one healthy attribute as assigned by the study, reduced their odds of developing gum disease by 16 percent. The research also suggested that those who were categorized as obese had more than double the odds of developing gum disease.
Those unfamiliar with exercise should know that activity represents a "bodily or mental exertion, especially for the sake of training or improvement of health," (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/exercise). The Case Western Reserve University study focused in on nine common types of exercise including walking a continuous mile or more, jogging or running, bike riding, aerobic dancing, swimming, calisthenics, garden/yard work and weight training. When done correctly all of them can help individuals shed pounds and improve dental health. However some exercises are better for teeth than others.
Pumping iron can be traced back to the earliest stages of man's (and woman's) evolution. The basic concept involves defying gravity by engaging muscles in movement using a variety of devices including dumbbells, kettlebells and resistance exercises such as squats, push-ups and climbing.
Weight training exercises focus in on the skeletal muscles that are directly linked to improving bone strength. In turn that can help lower the odds of dental problems such as tooth loss. Ultimately, weight training is considered to be the best bone building exercise as it will move muscles and will cause "... bones to lay down more minerals and get stronger and more dense," (Health.com). Individuals are advised to conduct strength-training exercises two to three times a week at 30-minute sessions in order to get the best bone building benefits of the act.