The year 2016 is already here and I’m pretty sure most of us have set up this year’s resolution. We only have one resolution in common â€”to be healthier than the last years that we had. It may sound clichÃ©, but we really want to be healthier every single year.
To some, being healthy might mean eating the right meal or feeling good all the time to maintain positivity in life.
Some people also interpret “being healthy” as literally “losing weight”. But did you know that there’s more to being healthy than weight loss?
I’m a dentist and just like every doctor, we don’t only focus in the field of our specialization. We simply care about your overall health.
Let me help you understand what being healthy really means. Proper oral hygiene is a necessity to live healthily. Taking care of your health starts in taking care of your mouth. But that does not stop from there.
You might want to slow down a little bit about losing weight and just cut some slack for yourself. Achieving a healthy lifestyle should not be that stressful at all. You might want to forget the rigid gym sessions and the exaggerated cardio exercises as well and take a look at some techniques that would help you become healthy without losing weight.
Take time to understand what being healthy really means.
- Eat Healthy
Many of us are lacking vitamins that our body is demanding. This is the reason why you need to eat healthily. But how will you know which food is healthy for you, and which one is not? You might want to talk to your dentist. You may request an overall evaluation for you in order to know your health condition. By this, your dentist is able to tell you what food you should be eating, which diet you should be taking, and how will you manage your food intakes. What you eat is what you get. So if you want to have a healthy body, you might want to try eating healthy until it becomes a part of your routine in achieving good overall health.
- Drink plenty of water
Forget about soda and sweet drinks. It’s time to drink the real healthy drinkâ€”water. Yes, it is sweet to your health. You’ll not only feel hydrated, but you’ll also improve your physical appearance. Having eight glasses of water every day may help you wash all the toxins from your body. So if you want to be healthy, you need to drink healthy.
- Brush and Floss daily and be serious about it
As part of the proper oral hygiene routine, brushing and flossing must be done consciously. Being healthy starts in having a healthy mouth. Flossing helps you avoid gingivitis and even heart diseaseâ€”very important reason as to why you need to floss. To achieve healthy mouth is to floss like you’re the boss.
- Meditate a lot
You might want to spare a time to sit quietly and peacefully in a corner of your house for twenty minutes per day, right before you do your everyday household routines. This is a good chance for you to talk to yourself about your life in general. You may want to listen to that inner voice in you. Sometimes the best conversation that you can get is a conversation with yourself alone. Take time to know and understand yourself. You’d be surprised how great you really are.
- Talk to your loved ones more often
Studies show that it reduces stress and anxiety when you talk to people that you care about. You might want to leave your paper works temporarily for a chat with your family and friends. A good conversation helps you forget how stressful life can be sometimes. Spending time with your loved ones not only make you feel good and healthy, but it’s also making them feel loved by you. The happiness that you feel will develop cells that are good in your health.
- Say good things about you to yourself right before you meet the day
You are your own one great critic and hero at the same time. Studies show that self-love is the key to a happy and healthy living. Many people don’t pay attention to “self-love” at all. If you want to be healthy, you may want to look at yourself with love. Whisper to yourself how much you love you. You might want to think of that one thing you like about yourself and feel good about it. Indulge yourself in it.
You are your own lover. Be grateful about yourself, love yourself more every single day.
- Involve yourself in Therapy and Counseling
There’s really nothing wrong with seeking help in order to achieve the better you. We all need a crowd or someone to listen to us and to help us out in understanding what we are going through. Life can be tough sometimes and that’s okay. You can still enjoy it so long as you get involved with the right people. You and your therapist will talk about anything you’d like to open up. It helps you release the stress that you’ve been holding on for so long. You might want to remember that no man is an island. Therapy and Counseling are not just for people who have mental issues. They are effective in achieving a healthy lifestyle in all aspects. There are different kinds of counseling or therapy, depending on one’s condition.You might want to seek help from a professional therapist to know which one is suitable for you. Don’t be scared. Give yourself a treat! Engage!
- Take time to visit your dentist.
Dentists are doctors for your smiles. They make sure that your mouth is clean and healthy in order to protect your overall health. But don’t you know that they can be your friends too? Regardless of which field the doctor is working on, they have one thing in commonâ€”to keep you healthy all the time. Your dentist is in-charge of your oral health since your body’s general health starts from there. However, they can also suggest physicians in helping you when you need one depending on your concern.
Being healthy is not just about losing weight. It’s having a healthy smile that would reflect on your body’s overall health. It’s improving your overall health through pursuing a healthy lifestyle. It is also being committed to healthy living.