To achieve a healthy mouth it important to spend enough time at the sink to brush your teeth well and clean between them, twice a day. Some may find this boring or a waste of time. There are many things one can do while cleaning the teeth, for example you can watch television or use it for a speedy workout. Here are a few exercises you can do while brushing the teeth :
- Squats: Are a great way to improve flexibility and strengthen your whole lower body and core. To get the full benefit of the squat, pull your hips and bottom back as you sit towards the floor, making sure your knees do not protrude past your toes. Keep your heels on the floor, your back flat and your toes facing outward. When squatting down, your knees should also push out, following the direction of your toes – be sure that your knees do not cave inward. Try to do as many squats as possible as you brush.
- Lunges: Are great for toning your thighs and strengthening the hips. To get the full benefit from the lunge, keep your upper body straight, your shoulders back and your core tight. Step forward with one leg and lower your hips until your front knee is bent at a 90-degree angle and your back knee is touching the ground. Ensure that your front knee is directly above the ankle and not pushed out past it. Then repeat on the other side.
- Calf raises: Are a great way to help tone and shape your legs, and are very easy to perform. Simply stand with your feet directly over your hips. Then lift and lower your heels in a slow and controlled motion.
Add these exercises to your brushing routine to make a better use of the time you clean your teeth.