If you’ve been experiencing a general feeling of exhaustion every day, you’re probably just plain tired of being tired. This happens to many people at some point in their lives, whether they’re still young or in the golden years. Reversing this feeling and revitalizing your life can be easier than you may think. With just a few simple changes to your daily routine, your whole life can improve. Here are five ways to revitalize your health routine today.
1. Change Up Your Brushing and Flossing Habits
A few changes in your brushing and flossing habits might just help you feel better overall. Consider a change of toothpaste for starters. Go for a strong peppermint flavor that you haven’t used before, and choose a flavored floss as well. These very flavorful dental care products can make your mouth feel extra refreshed and revitalized. You might also want to consider using a water flosser device after you finish up your regular oral care. Water flossers feel quite refreshing, and they’re also a great way to flush any hiding food away.
2. Change Your Approach to Social Media
There’s no doubt that social media can be both a blessing and a curse, but the way that it affects you is completely within your hands. If you feel that you’re having communication overload due to social media, take a break for a day or two. Give yourself the gift of not worrying about things like checking facebook statuses, responding to tweets, and liking photos on Instagram. If you’re spending any significant amount of time on social media every day, it may be dragging you down mentally — and this can have a direct impact on how you feel physically. Even a short social media detox can reap big benefits and help you feel refreshed and ready to face your life again. And if you’re looking for a fun pick-me-up when you return, follow your favorite dentist!
3. Improve Your Sleep Habits
Sleep has everything to do with how you feel every day. Lack of sleep — especially quality sleep — can leave you feeling chronically grumpy, tired, and out of sorts. To make sure that you get the quality sleep you need to feel good, try a few simple changes. Don’t engage in “screen time” right before bed. One reason that many people can’t fall asleep is that they’re checking email, browsing the Internet, or otherwise playing on their phone. For at least half an hour before bedtime set the phone aside and lay quietly, allowing yourself to drift off peacefully. Not having the phone in hand can also help you avoid the urge to check it when you wake up during the night. You should also avoid caffeine and other stimulants for at least several hours before bed — coffee or caffeinated beverages can keep you from falling asleep and from enjoying continued sleep. However, don’t forget to brush your teeth before you head for the pillow.
4. Tweak Your Daily Diet
Your daily diet can have a huge impact on the way you feel. If your diet is high in sugar, fat, and processed foods, you’re most likely dragging yourself down without even knowing it. While you don’t have to make drastic changes all at once, your body will thank you if you try to replace fried foods with grilled ones, and sugary foods with natural ones like fruit. Simply consider whether there’s a healthier choice when you dine out, and you’ll be off to a great start. The side benefit of reducing sugary foods in your diet is that your teeth will be much less prone to decay.
5. Up Your Exercise
While you may think of exercise as something that requires energy you just don’t have right now, it’s actually quite the opposite. Exercise can give you extra energy and can help you feel revitalized. The top tip for making exercise easier is to do something that you enjoy. Try different types of exercise, whether it’s swimming, hiking, or spin class until you find one that you actually look forward to. When you incorporate exercise into your routine at least three times a week, you’ll notice benefits in the way you feel overall.
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