When it comes right down to it, we all would pretty much admit that there are steps we could take to up-level our lifestyle and lead a more fulfilling existence. But there are all sorts of excuses – time probably being the number one reason why we don’t exercise, read and expand our experience more. But doing little things to make yourself better might not be as complicated and time-consuming as you might think.
Here are three ways to look and feel better that won’t take a lot of time but will certainly pay dividends to your bank of happiness and tranquillity.
Tip #1: Isometric Exercise
One of the biggest problems people have with starting a new exercise regimen is that they have to change their location to do it. You either have to go to a health club, or out to a park for a jog, or take your bicycle to a bike path, so you don’t get run over by some texting or daydreaming motorist.
The time taken to just get to the right location to commit wholly to your workout is usually tops on the list of reasons why you can’t workout more. But what if you could workout anywhere you were – at home late at night, at the office, or even while waiting to pick up the kids from school?
Isometric exercises are done in a static position. Therefore, they can be done practically anywhere because they don’t require a lot of room for motion. You contract a particular muscle or group of muscles while not actually changing length of that muscle and thus, the targeted joint doesn’t move.
Since individual isometric exercises are done in one position without movement, they improve strength only in only one particular position. You must do various isometrics through a whole range of motion in your limbs to improve muscle strength across the whole body.
Do various isometrics through a whole range of motion in your limbs to improve muscle strength across the whole body.
These exercises can give you a little jolt of energy, during the day. They are useful in enhancing stabilization and are particularly effective in addressing injuries, such as rotator cuff strain. They are also good for relieving the pain of arthritis or even a frozen shoulder.
Many people see remarkable effects from a isometric exercise, why not give it a try?
Tip #2: Teeth Implants
Nobody wants to confront the hideous problems behind a tooth when it starts to ache. But if you don’t it’s only going to get worse, and you could end up with a horrible gap in your smile if it becomes too infected to save.
This used to mean that you had to endure a root canal procedure to drill out the infection and then the tooth had to be capped with a ceramic crown. Sometimes, if the infection was too far along, the tooth had to be pulled, leaving a gap to be “bridged” to another tooth. But there is another alternative: the tooth implant.
Dental implants are metal posts that are surgically implanted into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to simply mount replacement teeth onto them. It can be the easiest answer to tooth replacement. There is some discomfort during the procedure, but not nearly as much as the long, arduous process of drilling out infected tooth pulp.
Dr. Christopher Omeltschenko, a specialist who performs dental implants near Cincinnati, explains what a patient might expect immediately after this procedure, “Please know that some discomfort, swelling and bruising is normal. Every patient is different and there is no way to predict if you will experience any of these symptoms.”
But compared to root canal, implantation is a much less severe and painful procedure and will yield a more permanent solution.
Tip #3: Change Your Diet
Our hectic society has forced many of us to compromise on the foods we eat in order to fit sufficient time for meals into our rushed and stressful days. So we settle for fast food that is over-processed and filled with chemicals and hormones that can be hazardous to our health.
But with a little thought and planning, you can incorporate the fresh fruits and vegetables that are the basis of a healthy diet into your routine and avoid the fast food compromises.
It just takes a commitment to acquiring the right foods and taking a half-hour or so to prepare them the night before you go to work. Invest in some of the new, hi-tech food storage solutions, from Bentgo and Rubbermaid, for taking your lunch to work and commit to doing so every day. After a while, you’ll get used to the routine and once you banish that over-processed junk food from your daily diet, you’ll never want to go back to it.