As the season change, you can make different choices and changes in your routine and lifestyle. The season’s change, but this time of year, the weather isn’t the only thing that changes. Your eating habits and health can change as well. With the cooler air many people are more susceptible to colds and flus. Take care of yourself with these easy to follow tips.
Move Your Body
Sometimes in the colder months we go into hibernation mode and want to sleep more. But it is important to exercise daily and keep up with a routine that helps you maintain balanced energy. When we move our body each day we regulate a more balanced blood flow. If you don’t enjoy exercising or belong to a gym, do movements that you enjoy. You could try yoga, walking the dog, or gardening. Do what you love and it won’t feel like exercise.
Drink Lots of Water
Water is the most important ingredient for a healthy well-balanced body. Water is a good ingredient for your teeth as well. Water can help you keep a fresh breath and also help wash away bacteria and food build up particles. Water can help purify the system. Sometimes when you are hungry or have a headache it is a symptom of dehydration. Try drinking water first to help heal what ales you.
Eat Fresh Food
The weather isn’t the only thing that changes. The fresh foods of autumn are a great alternative to packaged foods. In fact stick to healthy raw foods for the healthiest version of you. Enjoy fresh pumpkins, yams, winter squash, sweet potatoes, turnips, apples, pears, figs, elderberries and even cranberries.
Change Your Toothbrush
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that adults replace their toothbrushes at least every three to four months, and that children’s toothbrushes should be replaced even more frequently. This is because toothbrushes can become frayed after regular wear and tear. Bacteria can be found on toothbrushes but it is harmless to people. However, it is smart and a good idea to replace your toothbrush every few months. Another tip is to use a mouthwash with anti bacteria. Another trick to keep healthy and avoid unwanted germs is to brush your teeth after every meal. When you do this you can prevent cavities and added bacteria build up. Just bring a travel size toothbrush and toothpaste to work with you and brush after your lunch and snack time.
For more health tips visit TenderCare Dental, a Dentist in Forest Grove, OR. Shannon Kaiser is a wellness blogger.