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Sur­pris­ing health habits with great knock-on ef­fects

Women's Weekly (Malaysia) - - Love Your Life -

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.

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