There are certain areas of our health that we care about more than others. For instance, there are lots of women and for that matter, men, who are obsessed with the number on the scales. We worry about our weight because it ties into our perception of beauty. But there are other areas of health that either aren’t related to beauty or run in the opposite direction. What we mean by this is to look beautiful, you have to put your health at risk. An example would be skin care.
We all want beautiful skin, and one of the ideas associated with beautiful skin is a tan. But, to get a tan, you essentially have to burn your skin. In fact, beauty experts might tell you that the best way to get golden brown skin is to burn and then let it heal. However, if you do this, you are exposing your body to the risk of developing melanoma. This is a dangerous, life altering condition and yet people risk it every day in the hope of getting that beautiful golden glow. It’s certainly not the only area of our health that we neglect either.
You might think that you take pretty good care of your teeth, but you probably don’t. Brushing twice a day isn’t enough because you should also be flossing otherwise you’ll definitely have a buildup of plaque around the gum line. It’s also possible that your teeth are in poor condition because you haven’t seen a dentist in years. People put off going to the dentist for a variety of reasons, but one of the main issues is the cost. If you can’t afford the dentist, you might want to look into individual dental plans. Maybe there are people in your family who aren’t interested in their teeth, but you still want to look after yours. With individual plans, you can ensure you get the treatment you need, no matter what the procedure.
Students in particular hardly ever look after their body by getting the right amount of sleep. There are even myths online claiming you only need two hours sleep each night or even just five minutes. This isn’t true at all. Five minutes worth of sleep is the absolute minimum that the body will continue to function after forty-eight hours without side effects such as hallucinations. If you want your body and mind to function at the maximum potential, you need six to eight hours of solid sleep each night. You’re looking for deep sleep, and that means you shouldn’t wake up every couple of hours. If this happens, it will impact on your health because you won’t be getting enough rest.
Last but not least, sexual health is often neglected because people are too embarrassed or scared to go get an issue checked out. There are plenty of reasons and causes for a simple health symptom like itching, and most can be resolved with minimal treatment. But, because people are worried about the diagnosis they avoid seeing a doctor. Instead, they live with a condition like this until it gets worse.
Are you guilty of ignoring or neglecting these health issues? Perhaps it’s time you arranged a visit to your local doctors to get them checked out.