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Why Health Is About More Than Fitness

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When you are talking to someone about being healthy, you’re very likely to be talking about the exercise and healthy eating routines you’ve adopted. While these are a huge part of a healthy lifestyle, you can have an amazing food plan but still be unhealthy. If your skin, hair or teeth are lacking in life and health, then there is something missing from your lifestyle. Your mental health also takes a step into the centre stage here, as your wellness is about more than the food you eat and the exercise you take up.

Getting fit is about so much more than the exercise you do at the gym, or the run you take around the block. You need to be mentally fit as well as internally. All the running in the world won’t make a difference unless your tackling your mental health and eating habits. You can be a healthy weight and have little body fat, but if your teeth are rotting because of the lack of calcium in your diet then you need to rethink. So, what do you need to think about when you are looking after your health and wellbeing?

Hair: Lacklustre hair that is limp and breaking is missing key vitamins and minerals. Your hair is your crowning glory and the condition it is in is an outward sign of your health, so sit up and take notice. Your hair requires you to have a good supply of nutrients and protein is something you need in abundance for healthy hair. Diets that are low in protein can result in hair loss – not something anyone wants to have to deal with!

Eyes: The colour of the eyeball is a good indicator for health, as is your sight. If the whites of your eyes are grey or yellowed, there’s a good chance you are lacking in minerals in your diet. Dark leafy greens, salmon and carrots are all good foods for the health of your eyes. Regular trips to the opticians will also ensure you keep a regular ‘eye’ on your eye health.

Teeth: Since childhood you’ve likely been warned about the effects of too much sugar on your teeth. Rotting enamel, fillings, and pain are all big signs you need a check-up at Ideal Dentistry. You should regularly see your dentist anyway for oral health, but you need to keep a good level of calcium in your diet for bone health. Looking at your intake of sugar will also do you a favour as the place sugar sits? Your teeth!

Mental Health: It’s a good idea to take care of your physical health. Our bodies are not designed to be abused with food or obesity and the overall result of good physical health is great mental health. Self-esteem, confidence and happiness are all directly linked to our physical wellbeing.

Overall, understanding that health is something that covers every aspect of your body is important and a good place to start. Once you’ve understood that, you’ll be well on your way to full attention being paid to your wellness.
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