Regular physical activity is good for everyone’s health, and people of all ages and body types can be physically active! Here are a few ways that physical activity can help in each age group-
Children and adolescents- physical activity can improve bone health, muscular development, heart health and self esteem
Adults- physical activity can reduce the onset of type II diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer.
Older Adults- physical activity can increase cognitive function, increase stability, decrease the incidents of falls.
Here are just a few ideas of how to promote an active lifestyle:
Families can make small changes together, like taking a walk after dinner time
Motivate teachers and administrators to make physical activity a part of student learning
Find enjoyment and try something new to keep active: ride a bike, try a new hiking trail, yoga- or mindful breathing exercises, golf, paddle boarding, organized sports, throw a baseball around with kiddos...etc! So many ways to be active!
Custom Sports Guards- We highly recommend children, adolescents, and adults to wear a Sport Guard during activities that are more prone to dental injury.
Before going out on the field to play a contact sport, it is important to remember that teeth are also at risk of injury- and they do not grow back!
Even when helmets are part of the required equipment, a collision or accident can still result in a damaged or knocked out tooth.
As a family dentist, we know many patients with children participating in sports and offer custom sports mouth guards to protect growing smiles and give parents peace of mind.
~Piney Creek Family Dentistry Team