I blog about weight loss, weight maintenance, fitness and nutrition a lot.
But I think that might skew perceptions about what is really important to me.
I am looking for overall health, as close to 100% as humanly possible. I want my insides, my outsides, my spirit and mind to be healthy or healing, to always have progress.
This means I want good blood pressure readings, I want only healthy amounts of fat on my body, I want my hair to be shiny, I want my teeth to be clean, I want my mental state to be calm and happy (as much as that's possible - as I said: progress is important here!).
I am SO thankful I have insurance back. Paid 20 bucks for a dental cleaning, check up and xrays. I will pay about the same in a month when I go back for bonding on a chipped tooth.
Dental health is super important to overall health! Here is a small article indicating why Why is Dental Health Important?
It amazes me when so many of my contemporaries - educated and middle class adults in their 30s - DON'T go to the dentist. Not for twice a year cleanings, not for once a year cleanings, not for check ups, and rarely even if they are having pain or discomfort!
Lots of people have bad memories or fear associated with the dentist.
I do, too. Absolutely.
But, today, after skipping some dental work 6 months ago (I waited to get it taken care of till now because I knew I would have Chris' insurance by then), I was so grateful to have insurance and to be looking after my health that I wasn't scared.
I just want to be healthy.
I want to do what I can to take care of the things I can - preventative things, especially, to make sure I don't get problems in the future!
This is important in all arenas of life and health - take care of all the different parts, live as long and well as you can :)