We swallow approximately 600 hundred times each day.
The swallowing mechanism is quite complex, involving more than 50 pairs of muscles. Impairment of any one or more of these muscles may result in a serious health risk.
There are more than hundred muscles in our head, face and neck - smaller or bigger, they all are very important for our normal functioning - chewing, swallowing, singing, laughing, talking, gesticulating, yawning etc.
(the exact number of muscles is difficult to define because different sources group muscles differently, e.g. regarding what is defined as different parts of a single muscle or as several muscles).
Which Muscles Do We Exercise Using FACEXER?
The answer is : all of them. Workouts with FacExer allow complicit small muscles of the head and neck to grow in strength TOGETHER and prevent muscle groups from developing independently and out of synchronization. It does mean that each exercise involves action of the multiple groups of muscles.
FacExer also has been developed for the general healthy population who understand alterations in the status of the head and neck muscles strength during healthy aging. Our website highlights the need to stimulate and strengthen your functional reserve, which includes the ability to chew and swallow.
Please refer to the illustrations of the muscles of the head, face and neck below.(credit "Fundamentals of Anatomy and physiology" Martini et al.)
Muscles of Mastication (Mastication or chewing is the process by which food is ground by teeth).
According to dentists, soft and sticky, hard -to-scrape-off foods play a major role in dental damage. Contrary, chewing hard fresh food is a proven and double action you can take to help promote not only strong teeth, but strong head muscles as well, especially muscles of mastication. Is our everyday food hard enough to maintain healthy muscles of chewing strength? How long you've been chewing before swallowing? Don't you think that food we eat is mostly far too soft and processed? Unfortunately, answer is "yes". To ensure good oral posture for excellent facial development, strong jaw muscle is the key. Our muscles of mastication ( chewing) naturally are very strong. We don't want to lose this strength. One of the principal of brain plasticity is "Use it or lose it" and it is true regarding our head/face/neck muscles . Method of exercising with FACEXER is an obvious way to support healthy muscle tone. Exercise with FACEXER to maintain status of your head/face/neck strong and and healthy.
Tongue strength also plays a very important role in the process of swallowing food or drinking fluids . We use our tongue to move food inside of the mouth, mixing food with saliva, then form the bolus and direct it towards back of the mouth , proceeding towards swallowing stage.
Neck, cheek, pharynx muscles.
Muscles of Facial Expression