Being a strong person isn’t just about lifting a bunch of heavy weights in the gym. Feeling grounded, physically healthy, and spiritually centered are all things that contribute to a full, healthy life and a sense of personal strength.
Like any kind of healthy habit, becoming a stronger person takes some daily effort — but the “work” is a lot easier than you think! Incorporating the activities below into your daily grind can help strengthen your health, your body, and your mind!
While more research needs to be done before yoga’s benefits can be touted as certainties, there is evidence that yoga helps increase physical fitness and flexibility, and can improve self-confidence1, making it a daily activity that has the potential to make you stronger in both body and mind!.
Being OK With Saying No
Do you find yourself saying “yes” (to extra work, nights out with friends, home responsibilities, etc.) to the point of feeling overwhelmed and stressed out on a daily basis? If so, learning how to say “no” may help alleviate some of that anxiety. Even though it might seem difficult at first, a polite “no” can help you become a stronger, happier person by giving you some space to breathe.
Maintaining a Healthy Smile
While a healthy smile is a wonderful thing to look at (and can do great things for your self-confidence), maintaining good oral health may actually help protect you from certain health issues2 such as gum disease, endocarditis (an infection of the inner lining of the heart), and cardiovascular disease. Keep your mouth in tip-top shape by brushing twice a day with Pronamel Intensive Enamel Repair, a toothpaste that not only helps repair acid-weakened enamel, but also repairs the effects of enamel erosion.
Eating More Vegetables
Another key way to keep your immune system strong and protect yourself against certain chronic diseases is to eat fruits and vegetables with every meal. Incorporating more of these natural foods into your diet can help with3 reducing your risk of heart disease, to helping to protect against certain types of cancer, to lowering blood pressure, to helping decrease bone loss.
No matter where you are on your fitness journey, walking is an easy, healthy activity that can be done almost anywhere. It’s been shown to4 help strengthen bones and muscles, enhance balance and coordination, and improve mood. If you don’t have time to squeeze in a brisk walk before or after work, consider parking as far away from the office as possible or getting outside during lunch for a quick stroll around the building.
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