Establishing a simple daily routine of healthy habits can have beneficial effects on your health, happiness and overall wellbeing. A routine whether bad or good is simply a set of actions we repeat in the same sequence every day over an extended period of time.
With time these actions become habits because they occur without thought and become automatic. They may include grabbing a donut and coffee every morning before work or having pizza for dinner every Friday night. Establishing good habits and routines can be just as simple to implement as their less healthy counterparts. Let’s take a closer at some simple and healthy routines…
1. Brush and Floss your Teeth Twice a Day
According to a study published in the American Journal of Medicine, participants who brushed and flossed on a daily basis had a significantly decreased risk of stroke. Another study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society, found a 65% higher risk of developing dementia in participants who did not brush their teeth.
Other benefits include a reduction in gum disease which has been linked to heart disease, tooth loss and infection. Poor oral hygiene has been linked to erectile dysfunction in men and underweight pre-term babies of mothers who have gum and tooth disease.