10 Ways to Boost Overall Well-Being

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Are you looking for ways to improve your overall health and well-being? Do you want to feel energized and strong, both physically and mentally?

If so, we’ve got you covered with these tips for a healthier life. From monitoring your sleep to caring for your dental health, Dr. Pyle’s top 10 general health tips can be incorporated into your daily life and boost your well-being.

In today’s fast-paced world, finding time and resources to prioritize our health can be challenging when striving for a healthier life.

Psst … Stick around until the end and discover Dr. Pyle’s favorite local walking spots.

A healthy life needs a healthy lifestyle

There are many different things you can do to stay in good health.

Dental health can play significantig role in your overall health, so this blog will share general health tips to help you maintain a healthy body and mouth.

1. Know your microbiome

Know my what? Your microbiome refers to the community of bacteria that live in your mouth.

By testing your saliva, we can see what types of bacteria art in your mouth and work to maintain healthy bacteria levels.

Healthy levels can be maintained by brushing and flossing regularly and avoiding sugary and acidic foods than harm your teeth.

2. Healing

When it comes to healing tissue throughout the body, there are several things you can do to help.

Taking around 1000 mg of Vitamin C daily can help boost your immune system and ain healing.

Have your primary care doctor do the bloodwork to ensure good Vitamin B and D levels.

Drinking around 2 liters of water daily can help keep your body hydrated and aid healing.

Visit your dental team to ensure healthy gums, teeth, and proper jaw alignment.

Lastly, having a diet rich in green vegetables can help provide your body with nutrients.

3. Decrease high carbohydrate intake, and limit simple/refined sugars

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Decreasing high carbohydrate intake and limiting simple/refined sugars are essential for maintaining a healthy diet.

Simple and refined sugars are digested quickly, leading to a sudden spike in blood sugar levels, which can cause various health problems, including diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.

Instead, focus on consuming complex carbohydrates such as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, which take longer to digest and provide a steady release of energy throughout the day.

4. Maintain normal A1c levels

A1c levels refer to your blood sugar levels, which can significantly impact your overall health. Keeping your A1c levels normal can also be done by avoiding high-carbohydrate foods and limiting your simple and refined sugar intake.

This can help to prevent diabetes and other related health issues.

5. Monitor your blood pressure

High blood pressure can lead to a number of health problems, including heart disease and stroke.

To ensure your blood pressure stays healthy, monitor it regularly and seek medical attention if it is consistently high.

6. Monitor your sleep

Getting enough sleep is essential for maintaining good health. Be sure to get 7-9 hours of sleep each night, with at least 25% of your sleep being REM sleep.

Sleep is when the body gets to work repairing and regenerating, improving your cognitive function, and reducing your risk of developing certain health problems.

7. Stay clean

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Washing your hands regularly is an important part of staying healthy.

Be sure to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds using the proper technique to ensure that you remove any harmful bacteria or viruses.

8. Boost your immune system

Nasal breathing can help boost your immune system, so keep your nasal passages clear. Consider using nasal strips, sprays, or a Neti pot to help keep your nasal passages clear and free from congestion.

9. Exercise regularly

Daily exercise is an important part of maintaining good health. Some great ideas for exercise include

  • Walking
  • Jogging
  • Cycling
  • Swimming

Remember to check out Dr. Pyle’s local walking spots.

These activities can help keep your body healthy and strong while reducing your risk of developing certain health problems.

10. Maintain good dental hygiene

Finally, brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes, 2-3 times daily, and floss thoroughly once daily.

This can help remove harmful bacteria and prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental problems.

Here are Dr. Pyle’s answers to five frequently asked questions

How can I boost my immune system?

Answer: Nasal breathing, daily exercise, and washing your hands often with proper technique can boost your immune system.

How can I maintain healthy bacteria levels in my mouth?

Answer: You can maintain healthy bacteria levels in your mouth by taking a saliva test and following your dental team’s recommendations.

What are the best ways to heal tissue throughout the body?

Answer: The best ways to heal tissue throughout the body are taking Vitamin C, monitoring your Vitamin B and D levels, drinking water, having a diet rich in green vegetables, as well as addressing imbalance issues in the mouth and jaw.

How much sleep should I be getting each night?

Answer: You should aim to get 7-9 hours of sleep nightly, with 25% of your sleep considered REM sleep.

Why is it essential to take care of my dental health?

Answer: Taking care of your dental health, such as brushing for 2 minutes, 2-3 times per day, and flossing once per day, can aid in keeping you healthy and prevent gum disease, which has been linked to other health issues such as heart disease.

Dr. Pyle’s favorite local walking spots

Dr. Pyle’s favorite walking/running/exercise trails he found in Delaware County.

  1. Red Tail Conservatory at the southwest corner of Prairie Creek Reservoir
  2. Cardinal Greenway
  3. Morrow’s Meadow
  4. Oakhurst Garden/Minnetrista
  5. White River Park along White River
  6. Ball State University (especially the Quad area behind the Administration Building)

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