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Collaborative Post¦ It seems like a day doesn’t go by today without hearing about individuals suffering from various lifestyle conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or mental illness.
As the world grows chaotic, there’s never been a better time to take care of your mind and body as these two can guarantee you a long and healthy life.
Contrary to what you may think, it doesn’t take much to keep your mind and body in top shape. In fact, with these four simple practices, you’ll have a much clearer head and stronger body.
When you have bad oral habits such as eating too many sweets, not flossing and brushing regularly or using your teeth to open stuff such as a bag of cookies, you may begin to have swollen gums, bad breath and cavities.
These are hard and painful problems to deal with, whether during your youth or old age.
Instead, be mindful of what you eat and how you take care of your teeth by:
It would be best if you had dental checkups every few times during the year for an expert to determine whether your teeth need dental implants or any other oral improvements.
Sleep is an essential process in your body’s development cycle as this is when critical internal functions such as repairing worn-out tissues and metabolic functions occur.
When you have an irregular sleeping pattern, it interrupts internal functions during this time that are critical to your physical and mental well-being.
It would help if you tried to sleep and wake in similar patterns, preferably after seven hours daily, throughout the week to get the full benefits of a good night’s rest. You need to find creative ways to get enough sleep at night or else risk developing insomnia that can have dire consequences on your body.
Exercise keeps your body and mind active while also preventing a host of health-related problems that come from too much inactivity, such as blood pressure and depression.
You can have a simple routine that keeps you active, especially if your work entails sitting down for most of the day. For example, you can jog, run, or even walk in the morning before going to work or in the evening after getting back, depending on your day’s program.
Once you find a suitable workout routine, you must stick to it for at least 21 days to make it a habit and realize the full benefits of the regimen.
The next best care you can give your body besides eating, sleeping, or exercising is cleaning it often.
Take regular baths to get rid of dead skin that leaves a glowing look. Additionally, you should wear clean, well-ironed clothes that contour to your body rather than those that sag out while also wash your hands before and after meals to avoid ingesting toxins that harm your body.
Your body is the only thing you can’t run away from; therefore, you must treat it as a temple by being mindful of your dental hygiene, sleeping pattern, activity levels and personal grooming.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.
Welcome to my blog! I'm Laura, a 29 year old mum of two. I live in Kent with my high school sweetheart husband Dave, our daughter Autumn and newborn son Reuben.
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