Protecting Your Health: It’s About More Than Your Workout

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We all do our best to lead a healthy lifestyle. We understand that the everyday choices we make today will have a profound and lasting impact on our capacity to be there for our kids when we need them. We want to see them grow up, have kids of their own and grow older along with us. But with so many demands on our time and attention, we can develop an over-simplistic attitude towards our health. If we’re working out 3 or 4 times a week we can be lulled into believing that we’re taking care of our health. But even if we’re lucky enough to have a lean, toned body on the outside, that doesn’t necessarily mean that what’s going on inside is a perfect picture of good health. 

Here we’ll look at some aspects of your health that are worth protecting for holistic wellness… especially given the current pandemic and global lockdown. 

You are what you eat… so who do you want to be?

Your diet impacts on every single aspect of your health from your dental health to your mental health and beyond. A healthy diet that’s rich in wholefoods like fresh veggies, fruits, grains, pulses, nuts and seeds isn’t just good for taming your waistline. It also keeps your heart and other vital organs healthy, prevents the plaque buildup in your brain which can lead to dementia and strengthens your immune system. You are what you eat… so who do you want to be?

Not only do plenty of wholefoods help to safeguard your health, they also make for budget friendly food shopping, even if you have many mouths to feed. 

Mental health maintenance

Now more than ever it’s important to safeguard your mental health. Make sure you have an outlet to relieve stress from a hearty workout to a warm bath or an hour fighting zombies on the PS4. There are no right or wrong answers. You may also find yourself mired by unhelpful and even invasive negative thoughts. It may be worth familiarising yourself with some Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques to safeguard and maintain your mental health. And cut yourself some slack. Remember that you’re doing a great job under virtually impossible circumstances.

Mouth health matters

Brushing your teeth twice a day is all well and good. But since you’re unlikely to see your dentist any time soon, you need to go the extra mile to protect your dental and oral health. Take the advice of Vallance Dental Centre and ensure you floss your teeth and use mouthwash after brushing to ensure a completely clean and hygienic mouth. 

Take care downstairs

Why do we uptight Brits assume that good health only matters from the waste up? Take care of your feet… they do a lot for you. If you notice any discolouration or thickening of the nails, you may have a fungal condition which can be treated with a Fungal Nail Treatment. And make sure that your naughty bits are washed and dried every day. The drying is very important as it can help to prevent uncomfortable yeast or fungal infections.  

A good nights sleep. There’s nothing more important!

Finally, there’s nothing more beneficial for your health than ensuring that you get a good night’s sleep. Which can be tricky after spending a whole day indoors staring at various screens all day. Limit your exposure to blue light, try and get out for an hour every day (as per government guidelines) and try taking a bath an hour before bedtime. This will lower your core temperature and prevent you from feeling too hot and bothered when trying to sleep.

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