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Ways To Take Care Of Your Health Beyond Diet And Exercise

When it comes to taking care of your health, two things will usually come to mind – diet and exercise. And it’s very true that eating a healthy, well-balanced diet and exercising regularly will definitely help to keep you healthy, and you must include them in your day-to-day life, they’re not the only thing you’ll need to do – in fact, there are lots of different ways to take care of your health, and these two things are only the beginning. Keep reading to find out what else you can do and why it’s so important to do it. 

Ways To Take Care Of Your Health Beyond Diet And Exercise

Quality Sleep 

Life is busy, and there always seems to be a lot of things to do, and that can mean that sleep takes a backseat – we get less and less sleep because we’re trying to fit everything in, and when we do sleep, it’s not great quality because we’ve got so much on our minds. 

The important thing to remember, though, is that sleep is a crucial element when it comes to our health, and getting enough good quality sleep can make a big difference to how we feel. When we sleep, our bodies can heal themselves and recharge, so our immune system, cognitive function, and emotional wellbeing are all better after a good night’s sleep and much more. The best thing to do is to make yourself a good sleep schedule and practice relaxation techniques before bedtime so you can really get the sleep your body needs. 

Oral Health 

Oral health often gets overlooked, but it’s surprising just how important it is when it comes to your overall health. When you have poor dental hygiene, it can lead to all kinds of health issues, including heart disease (when you don’t brush your teeth, you can develop plague, which, if dislodged, can get into your bloodstream and make its way to the heart where it can cause untold damage). 

If you look after your teeth by seeing your dentist on a regular basis and brushing and flossing twice a day, it can really make a difference to the standard of your health in general. On top of that, if you opt for teeth straightening, you’ll have a lot more confidence which can help with your mental health as well as everything else. 

Stress Management 

As we said above, life is busy, and a lot of the time, that leads to stress, which can wreak havoc on your physical and mental health. That’s why including as much stress reduction in your day as possible makes a lot of sense – and not only is it easy to do, but it’s a pleasure to do too (who doesn’t enjoy de-stressing, after all?). 

Some of the things you can do include yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercises, and spending time in nature, but really it’s going to depend entirely on what makes you happy and helps you relax – it could be all of those things or none of them, but the trick is to try many different relaxation techniques so you can work out which one (or ones) helps you the most. The more you can enjoy them, the less stressed you’ll be, and the healthier that will make you. 

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I’m Marian Mitchell, Health Coach, Chronic Illness Warrior, Mom, and Food Lover. I help you navigate the food and lifestyle side of Chronic Disease Management with coaching, meal plans, recipes, podcast, and this blog. You can thrive without eating the same 4 things every day. I’m here to show you how.

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