Lifestyle – Your Style of Life
Do you need a lot of stuff, a big house, and a prominent social position? Or do you like the simple country life, growing much of what you eat and getting fulfillment from helping neighbors? Are you a busy city person, always on the move with lots of projects or do you enjoy a slower, more reflective pace of life? There are numerous styles of life. Not all aspects of a lifestyle are voluntary and surrounding us are social and technical systems that can constrain our lifestyle choices. Let’s look at lifestyle factors that effect health.
Lifestyle effects our physical and mental health and so is very important to longevity. Attention given to physical activity, hygiene, and good nutrition influences lifestyle health.
Feeling down for various reasons can promote stress and anxiety and vice versa. Reasons for depression are numerous such as loss of a job, recently widowed, divorce, and more. Such experiences can undermine our health by leading to poor health habits.
Our lifestyle exists in two kinds of environments, natural and social. Natural involves conditions in which a person lives and operates. Are we surrounded by healthy materials and do we handle them in a healthy way? Do we feed our body well and work it well?
Social environment involves the social and cultural experiences a person walks through during the day. Do you associate with positive, effective people or with complainers and slackers? In a social environment there are certain expectations from one’s self and from those around you. Is there an over-emphasis on material success in sacrifice of heart-felt fulfillment? Are deadlines more important than quality? Such social factors can weigh heavily on our stress level and health.
Change occurs all the time and you can learn to manage it to improve your lifestyle. With excess lifestyle stresses you may see mood swings and disappointment. Consider organizing and balancing what you do. Give attention to the Big Four: Work, Rest, Play, and Worship. Consider how technology has negative and positive effects on us daily. Our lifestyle can control the use of technology and its effect on our lives. Technology has made it easier for our natural and social environments to affect our lifestyle. Technology can make our lives easier or stressful if not managed well. Technology has power to deliver media that changes our values and views which will in turn affect our lifestyle.
Improve your natural environment with healthy physical activity, controlling time at the TV or computer. Stop use of tobacco, minimize or eliminate alcohol use, and schedule regular strenuous physical exercise for a great natural environment.
For an enhanced social environment learn social skills that encourage those around you and promote team work. Get the education you need to excel in the work you feel truly called to do. Pay attention to the attitudes of those around you whom you allow to influence you.
Orthodontic – Change Your Smile
The orthodontics care you’ll get from Dr. Bert at Raleigh Orthodontics will help you to get that “Great Smile” you want. Dr. Bert and his team at Raleigh Orthodontics will instill confidence in you by way of a thorough explanation of all procedures and you can expect from optimum orthodontics care. You’ll find encouragement from your improving smile that will reinforce your lifestyle change and empower your efforts for optimum health.
The team and Dr. Bert will be there to support your lifestyle changes. Let your friends and family know that you are going on this journey to optimum health and there will be changes inside and out. The next blog will give you helpful hints to control your lifestyle for optimum health.
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