In our busy world, where everyone is on a quest to be happy and healthy, there are aspects of health frequently overlooked. There is so much advice to remember such as eating well, exercising daily, don’t eat this, and eat more of this. The problem is that the drive to be fit and thinner can take over, creating a deficit of attention on other important parts of the body. Here are 4 aspects of health to consider and care for regularly.
Vision and Eye Health
You only get one pair of eyes for the duration of your life. Unfortunately, these small spheres in your head are fragile and can be vulnerable to injury, disease, and decline. And, yes, you might be young and not experiencing any issues right now, however, waiting to care until you have a problem isn’t the wisest thing to do. Even simple things like exposing your eyes to excessive screen usage can affect your eyesight and the muscles in the eyes. It is important you get regular eye checkups, even if you think there is nothing wrong. Eye tests can detect a condition early before it affects your daily life.
Teeth and Oral Health
Oral health is another thing that often gets overlooked in the busyness of life. This could be an honest oversight but also could be a fear of dentists. Regular dental checks have declined over the past ten years. Of course, there are many additional reasons this might be happening, including financial concerns, time, denial, anxiety, and non-serving beliefs. As scary as it might be to see a dentist, having regular checkups could help you from experiencing pain, costly repairs, and even more spent time down the road. Pay attention to your mouth, gums, and teeth, and contact your dentist if something doesn’t seem right.
Unfortunately, mental health is still a touchy subject that most people don’t want to talk about. This is the primary reason it can go unchecked and untreated. After all, it takes guts to admit you have a mental health condition. Consider this, especially for young people who have peers to fit in with. They simply have a fear of being judged. Talking about mental health conditions needs to become more common and accepted at the grassroots of the family, as well as in the education system. If you think you may be feeling a bit down and there is more to it than just a bad day, speak up to someone you trust. Others might even thank you for it, get the help you need while also working to raise awareness.
Obviously, your heart is one of the most important organs in your body. It keeps you alive minute by minute, it just does its thing. It can be easy to forget about and even ignore minor symptoms because we just trust it is doing its job. Heart health does take some thought, however. Minding your diet, fitness, habits, and lifestyle are all things that can either contribute to cardiovascular longevity or early problems and even death. Remember, heart disease is still the number one cause of death for women in the US as of 2019. That alone is a markable reason to pay attention to your beating friend.
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