Your well-being or wellness refers to your quality of life. It includes things you hold dear, your health and happiness, and how you feel overall. Having a well-balanced sense of who you are and attending to your whole person will help improve your well-being. Continue reading for some tips to accomplish and improve your wellness levels.
Attend to Your Teeth
Your mouth is complex. You need to schedule twice-yearly dental appointments to ensure you keep cavities at bay and attend to any problems that may arise as you age. These appointments will include a cleaning, optional fluoride treatments, and X-rays to determine the internal health of the tooth structure.
At home, you should stick to an oral care regimen that includes, at least, twice daily brushings, flossing before bedtime, and mouthwash. Carry a portable toothbrush, mini toothpaste tubes, and floss in your bag in case you are out and about and need a refresh after a meal.
If you notice your teeth are not as straight as you would like, you have the choice to do something about it. Taking action to fix crooked teeth will have a significant impact on how you look and feel about yourself every time you look in the mirror. Not only will you see a cleaner alignment, but your bite will likely feel better, too. When your teeth are expertly aligned, they come together cleaner as you talk, smile, and eat.
Take Care of Your Whole Person
Thinking about your entire body and mind as something to care for can be overwhelming, almost like caring for another person. What it means is paying attention to how you feel throughout each day. If you experience stress, work to identify the root cause and try to remedy it. Feeling ill means resting or going to see your healthcare provider. Being attentive to what you feel, and why will go a long way toward improving your overall well-being.
Watch this video to gain perspective on how one person has focused on her whole person and how you can, too.
Mind Your Eyes
When you have the gift of sight, it is important to keep it in optimal condition. Scheduling and keeping your annual eye care exams is a good start to keeping your eyes in good shape. Ensure your optometrist or ophthalmologist asks about your family history and conducts a comprehensive exam.
Other ways to protect your vision include refraining from touching your eyes when your hands are unclean and only touching them after proper washing. Wearing sunglasses and a hat with a brim will help protect your eyes from the sun’s powerful rays. Hydration is key for your eye health, as well.
Caring for your whole person is essential for continued health and enjoyment in life. Every aspect and component of your mind and body is important. When you are not attuned to your overall state of being, you tend to feel out of sync with your body. Taking care of your oral and visual health is as important as an annual physical exam. Be good to your body, and you will feel an improved sense of wellness and an increase in health and happiness in all areas of your life.
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