3 Daily Habits That Could Use an Improvement
By Genevieve Cunningham
When it comes to taking care of ourselves and our health, the magic is in the daily habits. If we have poor daily habits -- habits that encourage inactivity and laziness and poor eating -- then we'll surely see a decline in health. But if we focus on building good habits, we're likely to build good health as well. So where can we begin? If you would like to take small steps toward improving your health, take a look at these three daily habits that need an improvement starting today.
Most people have adequate dental habits. We brush and mouthwash and floss. But when was the last time you got a checkup at the dentist? Do you really floss every single night? Do you brush after sweets? Do you eat enough calcium to support your teeth? Most people could stand to improve their dental habits just a bit. And since our teeth and overall dental health are strongly linked to our overall well-being, stepping it up in this area may make a bigger difference than you think.
Our skin is our body's biggest organ and our first impression to the world. Of course we need to care for it! When we don't, we run the risk of developing major disease, reducing self-esteem, and speeding up the process of aging. To improve your skincare routine, make sure that you're using a gentle cleanser every night, moisturizing multiple times per day, and using sunscreen religiously. The better your skincare routine and health, the better you're going to feel about your health as a whole.
Maybe you exercise. Maybe you hit the gym two or three times per week. Maybe you run a mile every Sunday and do yoga every Wednesday. All of those things are fine. But do you continually challenge yourself? Do you push yourself on occasion? Or do you go through the motions? Don't be afraid to make your workout harder, to push yourself, or to change it up from time to time. This is the only way to really keep your exercise habits in good form and your body moving toward better health.
Habits. Don't ignore them! They make us who we are and significantly influence our overall health. Make sure that these habits are on point in your life, and if they're not, make some small changes. As your habits get better, so will your health, and so will your life (and everything in it!) moving forward.
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