August is National Wellness Month! We asked LANAP clinicians what one tip they’d give to others about self-care, managing stress, or promoting a healthy routine. Here are a few of the insights and tips:
Exercise is crucial for wellness
Stay Active! The best way to reduce stress and blow off steam after a long day is by getting out and moving. Whether it’s yoga, a walk with the dogs, or a run – you’ll never regret it and it will keep you healthy too!
- Chelsea Watkins, DDS
- Integrative Oral Medicine, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly.
- Abdullah Alkanan, BDS, MSD
- Tri Cities Periodontics and Implants, Kennewick, WA
Exercise is critical for all of these, but it is difficult for some to commit. Working out with a trainer or a friend allows someone to keep you accountable.
- David Trylovich, DDS, MS
- Periodontics, Ltd., Las Vegas, NV
For Total Wellness, Balance is Key
My advice for self-care, managing stress and promoting a healthy routine is to find an establish balance in your life. Routine exercise and following a healthy and a balanced diet is key to success. Although work is important, it should not take over your life. You also need time to unwind and relax often. I follow a motto of “work hard, but play harder.”
- Sheldon Itzkowitz, DDS
- Attleboro Periodontics & Implantology, South Attleboro, MO
Nutrition Plays a Role in Total Wellness
Intermittent fasting! Cut back to two meals a day, lunch and dinner, then work toward one meal a day, either lunch or dinner. Add in athletic greens one to two times per day and be sure to drink half of your body weight in ounces of water.
- Thorpe Jacob, DMD
- Crowns Now Family Dentistry, Greenville, SC
Mental Wellness also impacts Total Wellness