As the new year rolls in, we are almost programmed to seek out ways to improve our lives. This is not a bad thing; however, we need to make sure we don’t go overboard in our expectations. After all, the point is to achieve wellness, peace and serenity…not to add more stress to our already busy lives. In this spirit, DrTung’s has put together a list of some of the wellness trends we’ll be seeing in 2018. They might not all be for you, but even trying out just one might lead to healthier results in the new year. We hope this post at least gives you something to smile about!
Unplug, unwrap and unwind.
Step away from devices and step into a warm bath—infused with essential oils and natural bubbles. Despite what Instagram might have you believe, self-care is less about face-mask selfies than “everyday healthy rituals that help keep your body and mind energized,” says Nikisha Brunson, creator of Folie Apothecary. “Like going to bed at the same time every night and eating wholesome foods.”((https://www.wellandgood.com/fitness-wellness-trends/))
Intermittent fasting is gaining momentum in 2018 due to the overall health benefits—not just losing weight. When you fast, human growth hormone levels go up and insulin levels go down. Your body’s cells also change the expression of genes and initiate important cellular repair processes.((https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/intermittent-fasting-guide#section3)) Many studies show that it can have powerful effects on your body and brain, and may even help you live longer. Of course, with any changes in your diet, please consult your physician.
Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body
DrTung’s has been emphasizing the link between oral health and total health for some time now…and it is definitely becoming more prominent in the media. People are more aware of the potential disease and poor health conditions that can result from inadequate oral care. In 2018, there are some simple things you can do to improve upon your smile including eating more foods that naturally scrub your teeth (like raw carrots, celery and popcorn), moderating your sugar intake, brushing your teeth twice a day and enhancing gum care. DrTung’sSmart Floss,Oil Pulling Concentrate andIonic Toothbrush are the perfect tools to get the job done.
Even though sleep is a key component of total health balance, statistics show we are putting it on the back-burner. In the United States up to 70 million people suffer from a sleep disorder and only 44% reportedly get a good sleep on a regular basis.((http://blogs.biomedcentral.com/on-health/2016/06/21/time-wake-power-sleep-optimization/)) Wow! We need more zzz’s. Research shows that a lack of sleep can cause weight gain, anxiety and out-of-whack hormones...not to mention overall low energy. In 2018, you’ll find even more solutions designed to take you to dreamland and keep you there! Items like weighted blankets, healthier mattresses and CBD oil are heating up…let’s stop counting sheep and get back to sleeping like a baby! DrTung’s wishes you a healthy, happy New Year. Liberate your smile!