Some people prefer to chew gum while exercising. But there are good reasons why this should not become a habit. For one, it puts you at risk of choking. It’s particularly true for those who are jogging. Sticky gum can easily lodge down your throat and block your airways.
Chewing gums are also bad for the teeth. They contain sugar that cause gum disease and tooth decay. If you’re going to chew gum that has sugar alternatives, be aware that most use Aspartame, which is said to be a carcinogenic. Moreover, this unhealthy habit can also cause the mouth to dry out, and it may lead to dehydration.