I just read this interesting article about how gum chewing can help your memory. http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=674229  but I am not so sure I believe it. I am one of those people who literally cannot walk and chew gum at the same time. I have to spit my gum out before getting on the treadmill or I may find myself distracted enough to get thrown off. I have fallen off twice and both times I had gum in my mouth! And if I have gum in my mouth when I am trying to type, I have to stop chewing in order to concentrate. Is it just me?