You may chew a gum when you are bored or when you are restless, it is because you enjoy its taste. But you may not know that you are having some of the benefits while chewing it. Majority of the people use chewing gum habitually. But it was not known whether it aids or effects negatively to your health.
Many experts have examined the effects of chewing gum while at rest. But now effects of chewing gum are also studied while walking. This is advantageous for middle-aged peoples. When people chew gums and walk, their heart rate, speed and heart rate changes were higher as compared to the people who walk without chewing gums. Chewing gums while walking affects many physical and physiological behaviors in your body. It is good for people of all ages.
Researchers couldn’t find until now what is the reason behind chewing gum boost, though, they think that chewing gum might sync your heartbeat cardiac locomotor synchronization. When your jaws and feet are coordinating than you have a higher pace.
Chewing a sugar-free gum is good for your teeth as it helps to prevent tooth decay and plaque formation. It also alleviates stress, which, the experts hypothesized, is due to more flow of the blood to the brain.
Scientists of Tokyo, Japan have performed an experiment by taking 46 people for observing the effects of chewing a gum while walking. Male and female, both, were taken at the age from 21 to 69. They took part in two different trials.
In the first one, they were asked to chew a pellet of 3 kilocalories for 15 minutes (after an hour rest) at a normal pace.
The second one is by making people engaged in some actions. They were given a powder with all ingredients as present in the pellets. They were also given 15 minutes to walk at a normal pace after an hour rest.
They calculated mean heart rate while walking, distance traveled and energy spent during this time. Interestingly all have their heart rate increased.
Chewing gums make a better focus on the task at hand because of its benefit on cognitive areas of the brain. Your blood flows quickly and more efficiently to your muscles.
If you are running a long marathon, at the start you will think that you will get too tired to run. After the first three miles, your body coordinates with the consistency as long as you start slow and steady. Your blood pressure may get low, you can have a chewing gum which can retain your blood pressure and also gives you enough energy to run as far as possible. During workouts, you can also have chewing gums or when doing some cardio training. It can help you to have focused on your training.