Tips For Staying Positive

Sometimes staying positive can be difficult. The more you practice positivity in your daily life, the easier it can become. Positivity can greatly benefit your quality of life and overall health. Here are some tips to help keep a positive mindset.

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  • Exercise

Get up and get your blood flowing. Whether you go for a walk or hit the gym, a little physical activity can make you feel a lot better. It has been found that exercise releases chemicals that can make you feel happy.

  • Meditate

Spend some time relaxing and reflecting silently. Meditation can expand awareness within an individual. Having a clear connection between the mind, body, and soul can help release negative emotions.

  • Practice Self-Care

It is important to take care of yourself and put some of your needs first. Make sure to do the simple little things for yourself to avoid stress.

  • Listen to Upbeat Music

Put on some of your favorite songs and get lost in the music. Dance, sing, or just sit back and listen. Take some time out in your day to relax and just get lost in the music.

  • Smile

Researchers have found that making yourself smile has can actually make you feel happier.  Try to smile a little more and see how it makes you feel! Choosing to smile can put you in the right mindset to stay positive.

  • Spend Time in Nature

Go out and get some fresh air. Getting away from your everyday busy life can help you destress. Spending some time off in nature can be a great time for you to do some self-reflection.

  • Limit Social Media

Turn off your cellphone and distance yourself for the drama around you. Taking a break from social media can reduce your stress and help you worry less about the things going on around you.

  • Sleep More

Try to get enough quality sleep each night.  It has been found that getting enough sleep can help improve your mood.

 

Remember that positivity is contagious! Spread your joy and positive attitude on to the others around you. Also, surround yourself with people who help lift you up. Take life one day at time and do your best to enjoy every moment.

 

~All you can do is work to become a better you~

~Sadie Wrobel

Your Dentist Was Right!

dentist imageBelieve it or not, your overall health can be affected by your oral hygiene. More specifically, the health of your gums can mediate the health of some of your major body functions. That is right! You are fighting for much more than just a pretty smile, you are benefiting your health every time you brush your teeth or floss.

Your mouth is the home to many bacteria: the good bacteria help begin the process of digestion, while the bad bacteria are removed during daily brushes and flossing’s. According to an article recognized by National Public Health Week, the buildup of plaque and high levels of bacteria can cause irritation or inflammation to the gums that can cause gingivitis. If untreated, the infection can harm your gums and the bones surrounding your teeth. They go on to continue to say, the periodontal disease caused from untreated gingivitis is believed to influence the health of your cardiovascular system as well as your respiratory system. Not to mention, can cause bad breath…  I want to assure you that you have many options to keep your mouth clean and healthy. The Mayo Clinic Staff recommends the following;

  • Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste AT LEAST twice a day. (Fluoride tooth paste deposits minerals into your enamel to strengthen your teeth from decay.)
  • Floss Daily (The 2 minutes it takes is well worth it.)
  • Replace your toothbrush when bristles fray or within four months. (Tip: Replace every time you are sick too.)
  • Become a regular at your dentist. (Do your small talk before the instruments are in your mouth!)
  • Avoid eating between meals.
  • Avoid Tobacco use.

When you take a step back it all makes sense. Your mouth is what delivers nutrients to your body, by keeping it clean you are insuring the nutrients are arriving untainted by extra bacteria. By keeping your mouth in tip top shape your immune system can work on other areas in need.

Brushing three times a day seems worth it after knowing the facts. Keep your smile as healthy as your do your body because they go hand in hand.

 

Until Next Time… Carry On, With a Toothbrush!

Kari Rebman