Healthy lifestyle choices – an introduction

Making good lifestyle choices means caring for your health and wellbeing. Some of them are obvious, such as exercising and keeping a balanced and well-composed diet. The importance of good oral hygiene might not be the first that comes to mind – but actually, it plays a central role for your overall health.

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Lifestyle choices can include physical activity, a healthy diet, stress reduction, sleep, quitting smoking and good oral hygiene. If your habits are already healthy, make sure to maintain them. If one or more of these areas need improvement, pay some extra attention to it. For a long-term, successful change, the journey towards a healthy lifestyle should be a positive experience. Notice all small improvements; every move in a positive direction is a step forward.

Your habits have a direct impact on your well-being. For example, getting enough quality sleep will make you feel thoroughly rested, good oral hygiene will contribute to a healthy mouth, and so on.

In addition, your habits have an overall effect on your general health. Lack of physical activity, an unhealthy diet, stress, sleep deprivation, smoking and inadequate oral hygiene will negatively affect your immune system and your general health.

Different lifestyle factors also influence one another. For example, physical activity contributes to better sleep which is essential for recovery, and by recovering, you will be able to manage stress in a better way. You have everything to gain from making healthy lifestyle choices. It is an investment in your health and wellbeing.