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Surprising health habits with great knock-on effects
BRUSH YOUR TEETH To: PROTECT AGAINST TOOTH DECAY And reduce your dementia risk.
Thanks to the inflammation caused by gum disease, people who do not brush their teeth daily are 65 per cent more likely to develop dementia than those who pull out their toothbrushes at least once a day.
LEARN TO MEDITATE To: FEEL LESS STRESSED And relieve your pain naturally.
Meditating can reduce pain by 24 per cent without side effects or risk of addiction to pain-relief medications, say US researchers.
EAT YOGHURT To: BUILD UP STRONGER BONES And avoid high blood pressure.
Women who consume five servings of yoghurt a week are 20 per cent less likely to experience hypertension.