As if we needed another reason why being fit and in shape and healthy is good for you, we have yet another reason.
Exercise is the single best thing you can do for yourself physically. It’s better than any anti-depression drug, it’s better than any high blood pressure medicine, it’s the closest thing to a magic pill that we have.
1. Don't sit for more than 4 hours at a time.
Even that is way too much. Better yet, try to get up every hour for about three to five minutes from your desk. Walk around, get some water, stretch...just so you're not sitting hunched over for hours at a time. Trust me I've done it, I know.
Please note, this is not medical advice. This is simply some tips I found to be effective for myself.
1. Stop Chewing Gum
Chewing gum causes your jaw muscles to be overactive and the repetitive movements cause your jaw to become irritated and tight. Chewing gum is one of the worst things you can do if you suffer from TMJ or simply have a tight jaw.
2. Try to break the habit of clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth.
I used to grind my teeth all the time as a kid and it's one of the hardest habits to break because at least for me, I didn't even realize I was doing it. Especially for those people who clench or grind their teeth at night when they're sleeping, it's one of the toughest habits to break.