Written By Jennifer McGregor / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
If there was a theme for 2020, it would likely be “change.” So much of that change is out of your control, but you can stay in control of your own health and wellness.
You already know that exercise and diet are indispensable when it comes to maintaining that control, but you may not realize there are other habits that can have just as much of an impact.
Here are a few uncommon tips for improving your well-being during the pandemic.
Make Skincare Part of Your Self-Care Routine To Boost Your Health And Confidence During The Pandemic
You may not realize it but your skin does a lot of heavy lifting in terms of keeping you looking and feeling your best. As your body’s largest and most external organ, your skin provides the first layer of defense from the outside world.
Which is why it’s so important to keep it moisturized and healthy, from your head right down to your toes. Applying quality lotions, creams and oils can do the trick but what you put inside your body is what really counts.
To get your skin glowing, you should think about adding a collagen supplement to your diet. When added to your favorite beverages, the natural collagen and hyaluronic acid in Lady Boss’s collagen powder can help firm your skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Plus you’ll get the added benefits of healthier nails, hair and joints. What’s not to love about all of these perks?
Take Extra Special Care of Your Teeth and Gums To Boost Your Health And Confidence During The Pandemic
Your oral health routine can also play a role in your overall well-being. If you are suffering from gum disease, for instance, you may experience sore and bleeding gums or even tooth loss. All of which can dampen your self-confidence.
You may also be more prone to pain, which can make it hard to focus on other health goals. This is why you should brush and floss your teeth at least twice per day in addition to scheduling regular dental check-ups.
For added protection and freshness, you can also add essential oils to your oral health routine. Clinical studies from the University of Kentucky found that certain mixtures of essential oils were highly effective at killing various types of oral bacteria.
An oral oil like OraMD contains the ingredients proven to banish bacteria and leave you with healthier teeth and gums. Then whether you are hanging out at home or venturing out, you can smile with confidence.
Give Your Body and Brain a Break From Stress To Boost Your Health And Confidence During The Pandemic
Take a few seconds to tune into your body right now. Are you breathing quickly and clenching your teeth? If so, you could be unknowingly activating your body’s sympathetic nervous system.
The sympathetic nervous system controls how your brain and body react to extreme threats, like a lion attack in the jungle or a car accident on the freeway. Unfortunately, many of us are tapping into this system on a daily basis during the pandemic. This can lead to chronic fatigue, physical discomfort and more serious health problems.
To calm your body’s response and avoid feeling older and tired, you can try incorporating practices that encourage a parasympathetic response instead. This is the rest and digest phase in your body and something that we could all use more of in our daily lives.
Deep breathing can be effective, but so can a regular gratitude or guided meditation practice. By the way, turning off your body’s fight or flight response can also be good for your teeth, particularly during the pandemic.
There is so much that you can’t control right now, but your health isn’t one of them. No matter how you spend the weeks and months ahead, there are simple daily habits you can adopt to upgrade your health and wellness practices.
Taking these steps is so critical right now. Because if the past few months are any indication, we may be in for more stress before the year is over.
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Jennifer McGregor, a pre-med student, co-created Public Health Library to make it easier for people to find high quality health information. Through this site she aims to push reputable information on health topics to the forefront, making them easier and quicker to find.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.
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