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Improving Your Health: 3 Habits to Get Rid Of

By Virginia Laird

Are you someone who is constantly looking to improve your health? Most likely this can be done by letting go of a few unhealthy habits. As a starting point, health and wellness professionals advise that taking a look at your habits is necessary to identify those that can be detrimental to your health. A few habits, recommended by the experts to quit immediately, include:

  • Chewing gum nonstop
  • Skipping out on brushing your teeth
  • Sitting for too long

Chewing Gum Non-Stop Can Cause Pain

While many believe that chewing gum offers an endless freshness of their breath, it can also cause damage to the jaw. Professionals suggests that chewing gum all day can be a cause of migraines and headaches. If you are one who indulges in this habit, but also suffers with regular headaches and jaw pain, reducing the time you spend chewing gum may be vital. Fresh breath can be attained with the use of peppermints and breath mints.

Skipping Out on Brushing Your Teeth Can Affect Your Health

Have you ever been guilty of skipping out on brushing your teeth either in the morning or in the evening? Or, maybe you don't floss every day. Health and wellness professionals advise that skipping out on brushing your teeth or flossing can be risky and cause major problems. Research suggests that healthy teeth can promote your good overall health and wellness. 

Sitting for Too Long Can Be Detrimental to Health and Wellness

Are you aware that being confined to a desk all day, living the couch potato life, or maintaining any variety of a sedentary lifestyle can be detrimental to your health? Such habits can lead to weight gain, high blood pressure, and increases your chances of developing diabetes. It is wise to figure out a way to add movement to your day. If you are unable to find time during the day to add movement, you may want to consider adding some exercise to your daily routine; it's just healthy.

While you may have never noticed these habits to affect your health, once you rid your life of them you cannot avoid admitting the impact. If you are trying to improve your health, it may be time to take a deep look at a variety of your habits to determine which may be worth the struggle to nix. You may find as you alter your habits you are transforming your health for years to come.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Richmond, Va.

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