Today’s post is going to show you how something as simple as going for a walk can help you attain TMJ pain relief.
We here at TMJ Home Remedies are big fans of the NBC show The Biggest Loser. The premise is simple: incredibly overweight individuals are selected to be on the show to lose as much weight as possible over the span of about four to five months. During the first episode, it’s not uncommon to see some contestants weight as much as 450-500 pounds.
The first thing the trainers do is have these folks walk. And you know what happens? They instantly begin to see positive health results. Some contestants lose 30-plus pounds in the first 7 days alone from walking.
Just like at some of the health benefits according to MayoClinic.com:
- Lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (the “bad” cholesterol)
- Raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol)
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduced risk of type 2 diabetes
- Improved mood
So why is walking a TMJ treatment option you need to start doing today? First of all, because it improves your mood, going for walks is great for removing stress and anxiety. Moreover, you’ll find yourself sleeping much deeper at night. Instead of a night tossing, turning, and possibly grinding your teeth, you’ll awake refreshed and relaxed – as will your TMJ.
Walking will also increase your appetite. Your body will start to crave the kind of food that helps reduce inflammation and swelling in your jaw joints, such as fresh vegetables and fruits.
Going for a walk is just about the easiest way to start reducing TMJ pain, which is why we have an entire session dedicated to exercise in our TMJ Home Treatment Program that includes simple cardio as well as stretches and other advanced techniques.
The contestants on The Biggest Loser are always shocked at how much better they look and feel after just a few weeks of walking consistently. Even though you personally may not have 300 pounds to lose, you and your TMJ will feel fantastic as well.
Until next time,