Part of enhancing your beauty is taking care of your health. If you were to ask someone on the street whether or not they care about their health, the answer would be relatively predictable. The vast majority of people would say “of course!” After all, no one wants to feel as though they’re doing anything to put their body in any sort of danger or jeopardy. And yet, when it comes down to it, even the healthiest people have a tendency to ignore some of the most important aspects of their health.
Even a person who spends every day exercising and is incredibly careful about the kinds of things that they put into their body can end up neglecting some crucial things that can end up putting their body under some serious strain.
Of course, a lot of the time the reason that people end up neglecting these things is either because they don’t realize how much of an impact they can have on their health, or they simply aren’t aware of their importance in the first place. In order to make sure that you don’t fall into that trap, here are 4 aspects of your health that you may well be neglecting.
Without Your Health, Life is Limited
1. Dental Care
There isn’t a person on earth who would willingly give up a bright, winning smile. So, why are there so many people who aren’t taking enough care of their teeth? Your pearly whites can be your best feature or a living nightmare. Make sure that you’re avoiding foods that are heavily acidic and can potentially rot away your tooth enamel.
It’s also amazing just how few people actually floss, even when their dentist tells them to! Now, I’m not saying I don’t slack in this area once in a while, but I keep in mind that flossing is a major part of taking care of your oral health, which puts fire under me to get it done.
Speaking of the dentist, make sure that you’re seeing yours regularly. Yes, it’s understandable that a lot of people feel very uncomfortable when it comes to the idea of seeing the dentist. I, myself, am not a fan of the sounds all the tools make. But in the end, a short period of discomfort is a small price to pay to preserve your smile.
If you’re not taking decent care of your teeth, you’re not just going to end with them looking discolored, but you’re allowing the growth of bacteria in your mouth which can lead to a whole host of different health problems.
2. Your Posture
It’s not as common these days that many people work active jobs that keep them on their feet all day. Of course, there are exceptions. For example, retail and hospitality work are known for keeping people active and walking around, sometimes for entirely too long! Been there, done that! However, the vast majority of people spend their days sitting at a desk for as many as eight to ten hours a day! Because of this, it’s not surprising that many people are suffering from pain and health problems caused by bad posture.
Unless your back is properly supported by a specially designed chair, you’re almost always in danger of falling into the trap of causing damage to your spine. Not only that but many people who work from home are even worse off if working from their beds or their couches all day. Poor posture can lead to a whole host of extremely serious health problems that can be difficult to treat but very easy to avoid.
Of course, if you do find yourself suffering from back problems you can consult a chiropractor, such as Bly Chiropractic, who are always available to help out by giving your back the necessary adjustments. However, the best thing that you can do is to try and prevent things from ever getting that far in the first place.
Make sure that you’re always sitting with the correct posture and that your chair is offering the correct amount of support. If you feel as though your chair is causing you back problems then it’s important to speak to your employer about it so that they can work on getting you the support that you need. You don’t want to get hurt on the job and they don’t want you to either.
You know how some people say, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead!”? Nah, you better sleep now! We all love to sleep! I know I do. Many people complain that they never feel like they get enough sleep and dread the sound of the alarm every morning. (*🙋🏽*) And yet, it’s surprising how many people who take that attitude also spend far too much time staying awake at night or have a completely unreliable sleep schedule.
It’s not just a matter of getting your full eight hours sleep, although that is important. It’s just as much a matter of when you’re sleeping and how reliably. Human beings are diurnal animals; we are built to sleep at night and be awake during the day. Even if you’re getting a full eight hours sleep at night, going to sleep and waking up incredibly late can still cause you to feel really exhausted.
Of course, falling asleep at your desk isn’t the only issue that can arise from being overtired. It can also weaken your immune system, making you much more vulnerable to other illnesses. The best thing that you can do is to set a clear time to go to sleep and stick to it. Get your beauty rest. Oh, and remember: don’t abuse the snooze button! I know it’s tempting!
4. Mental Health
When it comes to their health, most people tend to focus almost exclusively on their physical well being. However, it’s just as important to pay close attention to your mental health as well. The brain is an organ like anything else and, just like any other organ, it can potentially get ‘sick’.
If that happens, then you need to be willing to find the right treatment for it. This can be by simply talking through issues with a professional, or it can be by taking medication to help you function better. Either way, there should be no stigma around the need to take care of your mental health any more than there should be around the need to take care of the rest of your body. Mental health issues can affect any one at any time so please don’t be too proud or ignorant (yeah, I said it) to get the help you need.
As with any element of your personal health, it’s all about balance. These 4 areas I discussed are all incredibly important, but you need to be careful not to prioritize one over the other. Of course, if you’re having particular issues with one aspect of your health then that needs to be your focus, but you should never let any aspect of your health fall by the wayside. Make sure that you’re keeping all of these things in mind and don’t forget about things that are as simple as regular exercise and getting proper nutrition.
How are you being sure to take care of your overall health on a regular basis? Let me know in the comments!
– Marsha 💋