World Oral Health Day - 6 Tips to help keep you healthy in isolation. - National Dental Care

Are you currently stuck at home in isolation, or conscious of all the messaging regarding Coronavirus? To celebrate World Oral Health Day (WOHD), we have devised a collection of home remedies to keep you occupied and healthy during these testing times.

World Oral Health Day - 2020

1. Oral Hygiene

We wouldn’t be a reputable dental group without advising you tips on oral health at every possible moment we could. Your mouth is an amazing part of you, it helps you speak, eat, and even show off those beautiful teeth.

A good oral health routine involves regular check-ups, a healthy lifestyle and daily monitoring (brushing twice daily, flossing and cleaning your tongue) to keep your mouth in the best possible state it can be.

2. Home Workout

Nothing too strenuous, but being active for as little as 15 minutes can really help improve your all around health and even lift your mood. Here are some workouts to try – and if you are feeling adventurous, throw some burpees in there.

  • Push-ups (10 reps)
  • Sit-ups (10 reps)
  • Squats (10 reps)
  • Jogging on the spot (60 seconds)
  • Lunges (10 reps)
  • Leg raises (10 reps)
  • Jumping Jacks (60 seconds)

3. Drink Lots of Water

This is one of the most important steps to any health. Water makes up between 50% and 80% of our bodies; you need it for digestion, temperature regulation, and to even absorb nutrients. If you starve the body of fluids, it can lead to dehydration and your body won’t perform as ideally as you may like.

As a general rule of thumb, it is advised for males to drink up to ten cups of water a day, and eight cups for females. However, this is entirely dependent on the individual – based on your metabolic rates, your body temperature, what you eat and even your age.

Therefore, keep drinking water as the day goes by and you will be assisting your body to a healthy lifestyle.

4. Meditation

Physical health is very important for our day-to-day lives, but so is our mental health – if not even more so. Meditating for short periods a day can help many cognitive interference’s and help promote a healthier mindset.

Meditation, in a nutshell, is a habitual process of training your mind to focus its energy and redirect your thoughts.

Some known benefits of meditation involve stress reduction, enhance a sense of self-awareness, lengthen your attention span, help to promote emotional health and can even help fight addictions.

5. Read

Love them, or hate them, books are very good for your mental health. They can help you focus on matters other than the reality around you. They can transport you to other worlds and allow your imagination to run wild, as well as providing good cognitive health and brain training functionalities.

Put aside at least 30 minutes of your day exclusively to read a book or even a magazine, take your eyes away from any screens, and give your eyes a little rest, while at the same time unwinding from your day-to-day activities.

6. Call your Friends and Family

In times like these we still need to be social, and there is not easier way than picking up a phone and contacting your loved ones. If a standard phone call isn’t for you, we now live in the age where video calls are no longer science fiction.

So scroll through your contacts  and find some names you may have not spoken to in some time, and rekindle those relationships while we have some time to do so.

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