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March 16, 2012

Spring into a Healthy Life

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_wade @ 11:27 am


As we “spring forward”, it is important to remember your overall health. We now have an extra hour of day light to enjoy an evening walk, run or evening at the park with the kids!

When you think of health, some of the things that might to come to mind are hand-washing, annual Dr. visits, eating a balanced diet and regular exercise. This is a great start! Choices you make daily go a long way toward promoting your overall health.

It’s equally important to pay attention to your body and its changes. Know which health warning signs merit medical attention, from unexplained weight loss to shortness of breath and sudden headaches.

And of course, regular physical exams and adult health screening tests are an important part of preventive adult health care. Know which screening tests you need and how often to have them done. Early detection is often the key to successful treatment.

(From www.mayoclinic.com) “Stress is a normal psychological and physical reaction to the ever increasing demands of life. Surveys show that most Americans experience challenges with stress at some point during the year. In looking at the causes of stress, remember that your brain comes hard-wired with an alarm system for your protection. When your brain perceives a threat, it signals your body to release a burst of hormones to fuel your capacity for a response. This has been labeled the “fight-or-flight” response. Once the threat is gone, your body is meant to return to a normal relaxed state. Unfortunately, the nonstop stress of modern life means that your alarm system rarely shuts off.

That’s why stress management is so important. Stress management gives you a range of tools to reset your alarm system. Without stress management, all too often your body is always on high alert. Over time, high levels of stress lead to serious health problems. Don’t wait until stress has a negative impact on your health, relationships or quality of life. Start practicing a range of stress management techniques today.”

So join us in tackling your overall health and wellness, which of course includes your oral health. The Stonebriar Smile Design team is concerned about your entire body, not just your mouth. Enjoy the extra hour of sunshine!

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