Heart Healthy Activities

Having a healthy heart and healthy teeth go a long way to helping you enjoy a happy life.  It is vitally important to adopt habits in our lives that help to support these two important aspects of our overall health.  Let’s take a look at some habits that you can both stop and start today that will help lead to greater overall health:

Habits To Start

  • Consistently take prescribed medications
  • Become more physically active
  • Track positive activities that produce results for you and repeat them
  • Use the buddy system for reinforcement and accountability
  • Weigh yourself regularly
  • Floss your teeth daily
  • Incorporate healthier food choices into your diet
  • Envision the “new you” and make it a reality

Habits To Stop

  • Don’t accept excuses from yourself anymore
  • Quit smoking
  • Avoiding appointments for your dentist and doctor
  • Commiserating with others about the difficulties of becoming healthier
  • Oversetting expectations for yourself
  • Excessive consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and desserts
  • Don’t lie to your doctor or other physicians about symptoms or conditions you are experiencing

What to do more of…what to do less of…these are questions that we constantly ask ourselves in the pursuit of making our lives more fulfilling.  Consider for a moment that the adoption of just one of the above items could make a tremendous impact in your life.