Being ‘healthy’ means different things for different people. For example, you can be athletic and in tip-top shape but struggle with your mental wellness. Or, you may focus on your dental health but neglect your sexual health altogether. 30
Oral Health and Hygiene
The health of your mouth doesn’t only refer to your teeth. Your gums, tongue, and cheeks are also a part of your oral health care plan. General dentistry will alleviate and prevent most conditions associated with your mouth, but you should also consider extra care for a complete mouth cleaning routine.
Tongue cleaners remove bacteria that cause bad breath. While strong mouthwash rinses germs and food from your gums and small spaces. You should also make sure you rinse your cheeks when you use mouthwash as well, as a brush can damage them.
Sexual & Intimate Health
Sexual health and hygiene is incredibly important. Outside of prioritizing proper hygiene, get to know your body and your needs! For example, some bodies may react differently to different soaps. Take the time to find the right hygiene products for your body, and be sure to have regular check-ups with a gynecologist or other doctor to ensure that nothing is wrong, as well as undergo any preventative testing or treatment.
Mental health problems are at an all-time high, especially with the isolating changes of the past few years. Additionally, a poor self-image can begin as early as 4 years old, and physical problems increase the chances of low self-esteem, leading to anxiety and depression.
Suppose you experience issues related to mental health. In this case, you can always talk to trained professionals either at medical centers or through charities such as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in the USA and CALM in the UK.
Ears, Nose, & Throat Health
Your ears, nose, and throat are linked, and when one gets a problem, one or more usually does as well. Common signs include hearing problems, blocked sinuses, and a sore throat.
In most cases, a bacteria or viral infection will go away with treatment. But there could also be more severe problems. You can avoid most basic ENT problems by doing the basics: washing hands often, distancing from others if you are having symptoms, and covering your nose and mouth when sneezing/coughing.
Joints, Bones, & Muscles
You typically don’t feel the problems of poor joints, bones, and muscles at a young age. However, this is why it’s essential to look after them as soon as possible, because when you get older, you will definitely feel the effects of neglect!
As early as 30, you may begin to see musculoskeletal issues, internal problems like acid reflux, and weakened ankles and knees. Fortunately, it only takes light exercises and dietary changes to offset poor joint issues. Walking, stretching, and jogging outside are excellent for keeping things flexible while getting vitamin D.
In summary, there are many health aspects to consider in order to achieve optimal wellness! To learn more about these areas (and more!), head to our Body & Health page.