Register for the Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run on Thanksgiving Day!
Are you a runner? An aspiring runner? Or just someone who wants to get a little bit of exercise in before feasting the day away? Join members of our team and a whole bunch of others at this year’s 19th Annual Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run on Thanksgiving Day. Here are the details:
- Date: Thursday November 24th, 2022
- Time: 8:00a.m.
- Location: Peabody Essex Museum – 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
The best part about this race? Proceeds from the 19th Annual Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run on Thanksgiving morning benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem. This is the one of the largest races on the North Shore, with 2,000 anticipated participants. Be one of the first 1,600 participants to register and you’ll get a long sleeved Brooks tech shirt.
Register by clicking this link!
How Exercise Can Benefit Oral Health
In addition to feeling the burn before you sit down in front of a nice holiday spread, there are a number of ways in which exercise can positively impact your oral health. Here’s a quick look:
- According to a study published in the Journal of Dentistry as purported by Dental News, “people who exercised regularly had a 54% lower likelihood of developing periodontitis compared to those who lead sedentary lives”, demonstrating that regular physical activity can boost periodontal health.
- Exercise is good for your mental health, which, in turn, benefits your oral health. According to Mayo Clinic, “regular exercise may help ease depression and anxiety by: Releasing feel-good endorphins, natural cannabis-like brain chemicals (endogenous cannabinoids) and other natural brain chemicals that can enhance your sense of well-being.”
- There is a vital link between people’s Body Mass Index (BMI) and their dental health. One study published in the Journal of Periodontology found that people who maintain a normal weight and get the recommended amount of exercise had a 40% lower likelihood of having periodontitis.
- We know that exercise can benefit oral health, but it works the other way around, too. Taking care of your teeth can help protect your heart and, therefore, your ability to stay fit and active. A recent study by the European Society of Cardiology found that regular brushing is linked to a lower risk of atrial fibrillation and heart failure. One possible reason, scientists postulated, is that frequent brushing reduces the amount of bacteria living in the pockets between teeth and gums, thereby keeping the bacteria away from the bloodstream.
As always, we’re here to field any dental-related and oral health questions and concerns that you may have. We hope to see some of you on Thanksgiving morning!