When it comes to thinking about your overall well-being and health the first thought to everyone’s mind is fitness and diet. Although, these are extremely important there are a lot of things you may take for granted until they cost you a fortune for either a prescription or a filling. Taking care of your insides involves a lot more than just a good diet and regular exercise pattern. Below are a few reminders of things to have checked regularly to ensure you aren’t caught out with a nasty surprise.
Eye and Ear Health
Our eye and ear health is something that can decline surprisingly quickly; constantly staring at a computer screen, or working in poor lighting conditions can take its toll on your eyes, and your ears won’t thank you for listening to your music on full volume (even if it does block out that annoying conversation happening next to you). Your opticians will most likely cover appointments for both eyes and ears, but if not, most pharmacies offer services to test both. It is advised that you have an eye test at least every two years, as it not only detects poor vision but also diabetes and high blood pressure. So, if you haven’t had one in a couple of years, it’s a good idea to book as soon as you can. For a hearing test, it is advised that you have a check-up at least once a year, as it is very rare that hearing problems are detectable before they become problematic. Your eyes and ears make up two of your five senses, so it is essential that you do not neglect them.
Especially after Christmas, with all the cheat day treats and fizzy alcohol, your teeth will need some tender loving care. A toothbrush with a built-in timer, which also warns you when you are brushing too hard, is a really good device to have for the day to day. However, you should be getting a check-up and clean from your dentist at least once every six months. Services like 123 Dental’s teeth whitening service will also help to improve the look of your pearly whites after checking they are all in good health. They are the only teeth you will ever have in your adult life, so it is worth the time and money taking care of them.
This is one that can go entirely unnoticed for so long until you end up with three colds in the same month. Even though you may be eating a healthy balanced diet, it is a good idea to ensure you are getting enough vitamin D, C and B12 in the winter months, as well as omega 3. Taking a good multivitamin every day can ensure your body has a good supply of these, as well as many other much-needed vitamins and minerals like iron and zinc. This will help keep everything on the inside working as it should be. Your body does so much for you; it’s good to be giving something back and taking proper care of it.
Hopefully, this has given you some ideas for appointments to add to your 2018 diary, ready for a healthy and happy year.