Wednesday, 8 May 2019
Wellness Post #5: The B.E.S.T Care
Welcome to the 5th Wellness link up of 2019! In case you missed my previous four Wellness posts, they are here: A Fresh Start, Icefest 2019, Ice Breakers 2019, and How I Keep My Mind Healthy.
HEALTH GOAL UPDATE
In my April Wrap-Up post, I shared how I've been doing with my health goals. April was a very good month when I got perfect score for my planned fitness routine. In total, I completed thirty meditation sessions, twenty-six outdoor walks, thirteen strength workouts in the gym, nine yoga classes, and four swimming sessions. Each activity is an hour long. I enjoy the activities and they make me feel great.
The optional prompt for May Wellness topic is B.E.S.T. Care (BEST is for Breasts, Eyes, Skin, and Teeth). I thought I would share a round-up of posts that several fabulous bloggers have written below.
Let's start with appearance and comfort. Jo Castro at Lifestyle Fifty wrote the Ultimate guide to buying a bra online. While you're dressing up, remember to do self-check regularly for changes. This helps you get to know what is normal for your breasts and notice when something may be wrong. Oh, and that mammogram appointment that your doctor has advised you to book, make sure you go. Breast cancer is unfortunately common. When it's detected early, the chances of successful treatment are better.
Min at Write of the Middle shared her thoughts on Beauty: Making eyes. In addition, if you're reading this and have been looking at a screen for a while, remember to do eye exercises like squeeze and release, or look at a distance, to relax your eyes. When you go outside, protect your eyes from harmful sun rays or seasonal pollen by wearing sun glasses. On sunny days, wear a sun hat as well since the brim gives more protection. Our eye sight changes over time. Check in with your optometrist if you notice vision changes or headaches that may be caused by eye strain.
Sue at Sizzling Towards Sixty and Beyond shared the 7 Sun Safe Tips from skin care expert and Min's helpful Skin care tips. Take a little bit of time each day to clean, moisturize, and protect your skin from harmful elements. Similar to breast care, do skin self-check regularly for changes. When you find any unusual changes on your skin, see your doctor as soon as possible. Skin cancer is common. When in doubt, check it out.
Jodie, a retired cosmetic dentist, at Jodie's Touch of Style did an informative review of The Best Oral Care Products. Get regular dental check-ups by your dentist, and follow their advice on dental care (e.g. flossing, brushing, type of toothpaste to use). Avoid eating hard food items that can chip or crack your teeth. Most people don't like to go to the dentist but early detection is key and it can save you from much pain, suffering, and high dental cost down the road.
I know when I take care of my B.E.S.T., I feel good, and I keep my health care costs down.
The next Wellness link up is on Wednesday June 12. Optional prompt: Mid-Year Review. Feel free to join in on the fun with your recent or past wellness-related posts every second Wednesday of the month.
Any new B.E.S.T. tips to share? I'd love to hear your comments.