How Exercise Can Benefit Your Smile & Save You Money

When people are trying to drop a few pounds and get in shape, exercise is often one of the first things they turn to. Working out has been proven to benefit the body both externally and internally. The results often boost self-confidence and make us feel more energetic on an everyday basis.

Something you might not know, however, is that exercising is beneficial for your smile. The movement circulates your blood and reduces inflammation in the body, therefore, reducing oral health problems. Adapting a regular fitness regimen may allow you to spend less time at the dentist and more time at the gym.


Reducing Stress Can Lead to An Attractive Smile

Do you experience body tension or headaches when you’re stressed? Sometimes when we’re stressed we clench our teeth which results in a sore jaw. Common symptoms of stress that can affect your teeth include TMJ and teeth grinding. Both of these conditions can lead to an overbite or worn down teeth.

Exercising regularly can relieve that stress and relax your body. When endorphins are released in your body during a workout session, they act as natural pain killers and muscle relaxers. Finding a workout you enjoy allows you to focus on the activity rather than your everyday life stressors, and it reduces your risk of developing a condition that’s damaging to your teeth and jaw.

If you suffer from teeth grinding or TMJ disorder that’s affecting your overbite, it’s not too late to correct your smile. A local dentist such as Dr. Ang can use bioesthetic dentistry to restore your jaw functionality. Once your bite is corrected, establishing an enjoyable, stress-relieving workout routine will ensure that your smile remains intact.

Exercise Reduces Tooth Decay

Exercise is a great start to achieving a healthy lifestyle and improving your mind, body, and even your smile. When you step into the gym or wherever you go to get exercise, you’re one step closer to your goal.

Once you commit to taking care of your body, you’re likely to want to change not only your exercise habits but also what you put in your body. If you’ve ever worked out after eating greasy food or sugary drinks, you’ll notice that you feel sluggish during your workout and don’t experience the same results afterward.

This is because our body digests these foods slower and they negatively affect our glucose levels. You may notice more oral pain after eating these foods as well. The high sugar levels cause bacteria build-up on your teeth which leads to painful tooth decay.

If you want to feel good during your workout and reduce the risk of developing tooth decay and cavities, eating healthier foods is highly recommended. Foods that are low in sugar and good for working out include nuts, veggies, whole grains, and lean proteins.

Working Out Can Save You Money

Working out is an excellent way to improve your health and reduce the number of visits to the dentist. While a gym membership can range up to a couple of hundred dollars a month, dental treatments can cost thousands of dollars. Spending a few hours a week working out is enough to improve your health and release your built-up tension.

When you choose one of our engaging fitness programs, you’ll be spending your money doing something you enjoy rather than enduring uncomfortable dental procedures.


Are you waiting for the perfect time to start getting healthy?

I see so many people in their 30’s, 40’s or 50’s that are in terrible shape and are unsure what they should do about it.

I don’t typically bug them, but as a business owner I try to spread the word about the gym. So offering RebelFit’s services to people who might need it, is not only good important for people’s health it’s also good business.

The most common replies I hear is, “yeah I really have been meaning to get back to the gym, but well you know!”

Waiting for the right time to start a better workout routine or join a gym in order to be healthier reminds me of an ancient Chinese proverb;

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."

Let's take a specific example.

I have a toddler, so I spend plenty of time at parks and other places hanging out with people that have ZERO time.

This past Saturday I was standing next to a guy in his late 30’s. We were both pushing our boys on the swing, climbing around the play-set and running around the soccer field chasing children with no off button.

Soon this began to wear on him. So he asked me what I do that keeps me in shape? My answer, 20 years ago I started running, lifting weights and biking. Now I simply lift a little and spend a lot of time walking.

I have spent the last two decades laying a  foundation of physical well-being that allows me to be in shape all the time.

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."

At RebelFit NH we have a mish-mash of member ages, 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s (any age, in fact). Think about it this way, if the 20 somethings stay on top of their health they will be in cruise control throughout life, they will have successfully planted a tree.

But what about you, are you a 40 something and worried about getting started?

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."

There is a huge amount of wisdom in these lines.

Your Questions Answered #1;

“What comes easy won’t last long, and what lasts long won’t come easy.”

—Author Unknown

Do you remember building sand castles? Maybe as a child or as a parent?

Remember all that hard-work, the days and weeks it took to build that castle?

Remember visiting that castle over the years? Seeing how it has grown and changed?


You spent an hour or so sweaty, covered in sand, trudging buckets and getting sun-burned. All to have this architectural masterpiece washed away by the waves an hour later!

So what's my point?

In one form or another this is the most frequently asked question I get at the gym.

How long will it take for me to feel better?

My answer to this is simply, REMEMBER THE SAND CASTLE. Lots of work, and a quick cool looking result, but no foundation! So it's washed away at the next tide.

My expectation for a new member is to be feeling less crappy, less sore and more energetic within a few months.

But lasting change isn't a sand castle it's built on sturdier foundations. When the Egyptians built the pyramids, it took years upon years and they have lasted millennia.

Stop thinking about fitness and nutrition in weeks and 30 days plans. Start thinking about years and the rest of your life.

You can certainly look and feel better within a month or two. But real lasting change takes long. Maybe not Great Pyramid long, but you get the idea!

Coach Sean

Ouch!! My Aching Back…

Got back pain? It's not the chair or your bed, and it's not the weather.

WebMD will reassure you that back pain is common, affecting 80% of the population at some point in their life, and that it's "non-specific," meaning there's no single cause for the pain.

Translation: it's not your fault. The small tissue tears and inflammation just...happen.

You know how to tell that this is feel-good BS? The solutions.

Check any website, ask any doctor, you'll get the same advice: move more, eat healthier, get better sleep.


And there's your reality check.

You're the Cause

If you're having back pain, odds are it's caused by the same thing that causes most of the country to have back pain: moving too little, weighing too much.

That's a hard pill to swallow; the truth has a bitter aftertaste for beginners. Trust us, it gets better with time. The best part is, if you acknowledge now that YOU are the cause of your pain, you can do something about it that doesn't require even more crippling surgeries or medications.

Don't spend the next 20 years popping pills to cure a problem that isn't congenital, hereditary, or genetic. Admit now that it's acquired after years of sitting too long, eating too poorly, and gaining too much weight, and do something about it.

Case In Point

A member of the RebelFamily came out of college feeling lazy and overweight. He was drinking too much, and his back was killing him. As a former athlete, he wasn't used to being this out of shape. He was too young for back pain and too far from the middle-age bulge that hits us as we approach 40.

It took just two months to turn his life around.

With personalized workouts aimed at strengthening his back and shedding weight, he has lost more than 30 pounds!

And he's not done!

Like most of our members, this is just the beginning of a lifelong journey toward better overall health. RebelFit isn't about treadmills and flatscreen TVs. It's about real, noticeable, measurable results. It's about finding effective solutions to the specific problems that keep you from living a life free of pain and full of potential. And it's about finally finding a community that supports you in that journey.

Come on in for a Free Week, and let us show you how much better life can be. Learn more by calling Sean at (603)204-5740 , or fill out our online assessment.