For five habits that will help you live a healthier life this spring and summer, check out this blog from Essential Dental Of Roslyn.
What Are 5 Habits I Can Start To Live Healthier?
- Eat More Fruits, Veggies, And Other Healthy Foods
- Exercise More + Do Your Stretches
- Set A Bedtime So You Can Get Your Rest
- Take Care Of Your Smile
- Don’t Forget To Pamper Yourself
Eat More Fruits, Veggies, And Other Healthy Foods
Did you know that consuming more fruits and vegetables can help lay the groundwork for a healthier heart as you age? According to a study published in Circulation, the American Heart Association journal, research suggests that consuming more fruits and vegetables can drastically reduce your chances of developing plaque in your arteries.
Exercise More + Do Your Stretches
If you don’t feel like going to the gym or waking up early to go for a run, there are still plenty of ways to get your 30 minutes of physical activity and stay fit and healthy. Going for a walk with friends, joining a sports team, or having fun at a dance class are all great ways to socialize.
When you need some alone time, activities like walking, running, swimming, and gardening are perfect for reflecting. If you need an energy boost, try doing an aerobic exercise such as brisk walking, biking, swimming, or mowing the lawn. To relax and reduce stress, look into activities like yoga or tai chi.
Though often associated with runners and gymnasts, stretching is beneficial for everyone. Keeping our muscles flexible and strong helps us have a full range of motion in our joints, avoiding pain, strains, and other injuries. Regular stretching helps us stay mobile and independent, and doesn’t need to involve every muscle in the body. Concentrate on stretching your hamstrings, hip flexors, calves, lower back, shoulders, and neck—all of which can help relieve tension.
Set A Bedtime So You Can Get Your Rest
If you don’t get enough quality sleep, you know the toll it takes on you – your energy levels are low, you can’t concentrate, and your productivity suffers. But its effects don’t stop there – in the long run, it can negatively impact your overall health and lead to long-term issues. To make sure you get a good night’s rest, it’s not enough to just go to bed at the right time and keep your room dark. Here are some tips to help you sleep better: set a regular sleep schedule, reduce your caffeine and alcohol intake, and limit your screen time before it’s time to hit the hay.
Take Care Of Your Smile
Everyone knows how important it is to brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once. Unfortunately, sometimes people don’t pay enough attention to this essential part of their daily routine. Practicing good oral hygiene is one of the best ways to make sure you don’t get cavities, gum disease, or bad breath. Make sure you floss regularly to remove plaque and food particles that might be stuck between your teeth.
Don’t forget to visit your dentist Dr. Krasnyansky every six months, even if you don’t have a toothache. Dr. Krasnyansky can do a professional cleaning and look for any problems that you may not be aware of. It’s better to take preventive measures when it comes to your dental health than to wait for corrective care when an issue arises.
Don’t Forget To Pamper Yourself
Did you know that feeling good about yourself can help you live longer? This might come as a surprise, but studies have shown that a positive self-perception about aging can potentially increase someone’s lifespan. Essential Dental Of Roslyn is proud to offer a number of beauty and wellness options, from cosmetic injectables such as Juvederm and Botox, and the Essential Wellness Body POD, an infra-red sauna and full-body massage system.
At Essential Dental Of Roslyn, we are glad to treat patients from Roslyn Heights, East Hills, and the surrounding neighborhoods with general, family, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry as well as specialized beauty treatments. Call us at 516-621-2430 to learn about our services today.