Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Overall Health

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 :)

Namaste <3


  1. Dental health is super important. I'm blessed to have 100% coverage through Indian Status for my son and I and 100% coverage for my hubby through work benefits. I to strive for overall health. Mind, body and spirit:)

  2. I just got my teeth cleaned last night and was joking with the staff that the consequence of having really great teeth is that you have to wait forever for the dentist to finish up with the people with crappy teeth before he can come spend two minutes with me to wrap up my appointment. I am religious about my dental hygiene since I've had so much done to my teeth since I was 7 (thanks to a bike accident where I went mouth first into asphalt); I have only two cavities and only because I didn't have dental insurance for three years in grad school and consequently couldn't afford to get my teeth cleaned during that period. I still resent those cavities!

  3. Eeek! Dental work! Had all 4 of my wisdom teeth yanked recently, as you know & I had to pay a bundle out of pocket for it even WITH INSURANCE! I absolutely agree that oral health is important, as I'm sure you've heard or read about the studies linking bad oral hygiene to cardiovascular disease.