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Overlooked aspects of your health you should be taking care of

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From the time you were born to the time you die; your health greatly impacts your quality of life. Your body, mind and spirit are all connected in that one area lacking attention will start to affect other areas of your body.

Aspects of your health you should focus on, but individuals often overlook, include cognitive, dental, and physical health. 


Cognitive Health 

Taking care of your cognitive health is imperative if you want to prevent the deterioration of your mind. The absence of school should not mean you stop learning new things and challenging yourself. Learning should be a lifelong endeavor. Read books, follow the news, learn new skills, and solve puzzles to keep your mind sharp and alert. As you focus on your cognitive health, you will find your emotional health also improves because your mind is actively seeking to become better each day. 


Dental Health 

Your dental health makes a big impact on your physical health and enjoyment in life. Your teeth deteriorate over time and significant issues can come up if you are not taking care of your mouth. Eating healthy foods will help keep your teeth strong and void of bacteria. Frequent brushing, flossing, and fluoride will also help clean your mouth. Electric toothbrushes can do a better job at cleaning your teeth than regular toothbrushes. Give your mouth the attention it deserves so you can enjoy strong teeth, a healthy jaw, and nutritious gums for years to come. 


Physical Health 

Daily exercise is important at every age. When you were young, it seemed easy to run around the playground or participate in sports to get your exercise in. As you get older, your body doesn’t move the same way it used to. Sitting at a desk all day certainly doesn’t help. Take time to exercise and move every day. Even 30 minutes of swimming, yoga, or walking/running can make a big difference for the mobility and overall health of your body. Focus on your physical health by eating a nutritious diet and creating a workout routine you can follow.

Taking care of your cognitive, dental, and physical health is a lifelong journey. It is also critical for your long-term happiness and success in life. Take the time to establish proper routines that enable you to stay mentally sharp and physically able, while keeping your beautiful smile.

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