Posts for tag: proactive health
Last week we discussed the importance of taking your health in your own hands. We shared simple ways in which you can start being proactive about your health and wellbeing, like being adamant about annual and biannual check-ups, knowing your family medical history, listening to your body, and living an active lifestyle. To wrap up this first month of 2018, we thought it was important to talk a bit more about proactive and preventative personal healthcare.
The United States Congress designated January of every year as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Each month of the year is designated to one or more health and wellness issues or concerns. This idea is simply to spread awareness about the disease and issues that are affecting us, whether directly, indirectly, now, or in the future. Each year, around 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer. The number of devastating diagnoses of cervical cancer can be greatly reduced though. Annual screenings and follow-up care can significantly reduce your chances, as a women, of a potentially life-altering prognosis. This is a perfect example of being proactive and preventative about your personal health.
The sooner the better when it comes to your health! If there is something going on in your body, idol time is often the greatest destroyer. A simple screening at your gynecologist, a quick check-up with your general physician, or a short visit to the dentist can make all the difference because it is far easier to prevent a major health episode than it is to fix one. That’s not to say that everything is preventable, but earlier care and treatment is always better than waiting for the worst.
The new year is young though and there is no better time to take the reins and steer this year in the direction of a healthy one. Schedule your appointments, come visit us, and make this year your best and healthiest year yet.
And so it begins…the holidays are rapidly approaching and in the blink of an eye we will be counting down to the first minute of a brand new year. Between Thanksgiving, holiday parties, holiday shopping, traditional feast preparations, and family visits or visits to the family; and then throw in work and your regular responsibilities and you’re in a full-blown holiday hustle for the next two months. It is important though to make time to take care of yourself and your health.
We tend to eat more than we normally do, exercise less and fall out of our healthy routines, spend more money than we should, and overexert and exhaust ourselves by RSVP-ing “yes” to everything. We also tend to make resolutions for the new year at New Year’s Eve and then never really follow through with them.
We make these pseudo promises to ourselves to lose weight, eat healthier, drink less, exercise more, et cetera. But then two months before we attempt these changes, we gain weight, over indulge in holiday treats, drink more alcohol, and skip out on our exercise routines, which in the end makes the new year and those resolutions so much harder to start and stick to.
Let’s make this year different! Let’s take a more mindful approach to the holiday season. While Christmas music can come too soon, taking care of your mind and body is best sooner rather than later. When you take care of yourself, everything else will fall into place. There is nothing more important than your health and the health of your family.
For the next two months, we would like to take this mindful holiday journey with you and share with you ideas, inspiration, and advice for making this holiday season a healthy and happy one. At Parker Dentistry Facial Rejuvenation and Wellness, we are more than just a dental practice, but we obviously want to see you and are going to start this series off with 7 motivating reasons why you should come visit us before the end of the year. Stay tuned!
Thank you for sharing a smile with us this week.