When you take an interest in living with better health and wellbeing (from head to toe) you create a positive impact not only in your life now, but for many years to come.
If you’re familiar with my work, then you know I’m health and wellbeing research geek!
Today I decided to gather together key elements of ultimate health, from head to toe.
My mission: Help you to regularly choose healthy lifestyle choices, so you lower the risk of common health problems and promote mental wellbeing.
So if you’re looking for simple ways to make a difference in your health and wellbeing, look no further than my ultimate guide to better health.
For many years, we prioritized physical health over mental wellbeing.
Thankfully times are changing.
People are more willing to talk about mental health. Plus more and more of us are taking steps to protect and nourish our minds, as well as our bodies.
I myself am a recovered anxiety sufferer. It’s why I studied to be a yoga and meditation teacher – and created my video course The Anxiety Cure.
It’s essential to understand that everybody can benefit from thinking about mental wellbeing. Even if you don’t have symptoms of anxiety or depression, you can still feel overwhelmed, insecure and negative at times. Thankfully there are constructive, cathartic ways to deal with your emotions and things you can do to increase confidence and happiness.
Note: If you truly struggle with your psychological health, it’s important to reach out and seek professional help.
When you take good care of your teeth and gums you not only lower the risk of cavities and gum disease. Studies show that good oral health can also help to improve general health, reducing the risk of life-threatening illnesses, including heart disease.
If you develop intense pain, or your gums are bleeding when you brush, don’t wait for your next scheduled appointment. These symptoms may be linked to gum disease, decay, infection or problems with the wisdom teeth.
It is common to experience discomfort when the wisdom teeth erupt. But if pain persists, it’s wise to look for a dentist who specializes in high quality wisdom teeth removal. Extracting the teeth won’t have a negative impact on your oral health and it will prevent pain.
If you haven’t been to the dentist in a long time, think about booking a check-up soon. If you keep up to date with routine appointments, you should save money in the long-run. Best of all, you can enjoy peace of mind that your teeth and gums are healthy.
Exercise has a wealth of physical and mental health benefits.
In particular, regular exercise plays a key role in strengthening the bones and muscles.
Thankfully, you don’t have to spend your life in the gym to get in shape and reap the rewards of a more active lifestyle.
Exercise is a means of conditioning your body. If you’re an active person, you should be less prone to injury and you should also notice an improvement in your flexibility and mobility. You should aim for 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. This can include anything from walking the dog to trampolining. (We have an indoor rebounder we love to use!)
If you tend to start workout programs, then get bored or lose motivation, vary your training sessions. Also, get friends and family involved. When exercise feels fun, you’re more likely to stick at it.
Resistance exercises are particularly beneficial for the bones. If you have family history of osteoporosis or your bone density is low, you might want to work with healthcare professionals to create an exercise regime.
When you exercise, you improve digestion. But your diet is perhaps the most crucial contributing factor to good digestive health.
If you’re prone to constipation or you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), it’s critical to seek advice from your doctor or a nutritionist. You may need to make major changes to your diet.
If you experience symptoms such as bloating, cramps, flatulence, or changes in your bowel habits on a regular basis, it’s advisable to keep a food diary and see if there are any triggers.
Many of us spend a lot of time on our feet, so it’s important to take good care of them.
Be sure you are…
If you wear shoes that are too small or too big, this can cause pain. Plus it might also affect your knees, ankles and hips, as you might walk differently.
You should make sure to seek advice if you notice any abnormal lumps or swelling in your feet, or if you have an ingrown toenail.
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