Is Your Weekend Routine Ruining Your Health?

Is Your Weekend Routine Ruining Your Health_

Everyone sees the weekend as a magical time where we’re temporarily free and have nothing to worry about until Monday morning. As a result, the majority of people have some quite questionable weekend routines that are seriously damaging your health. So, if you’re the type of person that likes to binge eat on weekends and go out drinking, then this post is for you! Of course, everyone is free to do whatever they want to do, but let it be known that this type of weekend routine is bad for your health. Check out why!

Too Many Calories

I truly believe that healthy eating is one of the easiest things to do in your life. All it takes is a bit of dedication and commitment. Now, some of you may be eating extremely well during the week, but it’s your weekend that’s letting you down. During the weekend you could consume thousands of calories more than you need. This is easily done by eating things like takeaways, sweets, cookies, and so on. All those calories add up, which means you’ll probably start gaining weight – not to mention all the negative effects all that sugar and fat is doing to your body as well.

To stop this, all you have to do is be a bit more mindful of what you eat. Don’t binge too much! Give yourself some treats, sure, but keep track of what you’re eating, so you don’t go overboard.

Too Much Alcohol

Even if you don’t drink a drop of alcohol during the week, you can easily consume more than the recommended amount in one weekend. All it takes is a particularly rowdy Friday or Saturday night, and you end up filling your body full of a very dangerous substance. Aside from the fact that you could end up with a DUI from drinking too much and deciding to drive home from the bar, you can also end up damaging your liver, heart, and pretty much every other internal organ in your body. So, it’s possible to ruin your whole life all in one drinking session!

The good news is, this can easily be prevented by simply – wait for it – not drinking too much! Be aware of the units you’re consuming, and just take it easy. Aim to be tipsy instead of blackout drunk, and your body will thank you for it.

Not Enough Movement

Lastly, we’re all guilty of not moving enough on the weekend. This means we don’t burn any calories. Instead, we’re consuming them! This is a recipe for disaster. 

You don’t have to go to the gym or work out on the weekend – in fact, these are good rest days. But, you should at least try and be a bit active. Go for some long walks and try to get 10,000 steps in, you’ll be amazed at how many calories this burns.

Is Your Weekend Routine Ruining Your Health?

One bad weekend in a month isn’t going to damage your health. But, if your weekend routine is consistently bad, then you’re never going to achieve the health & fitness goals you desire.

Looking for some great tips to improve your health? Check out this post!

Simple Ways to Take Better Care of Your Smile

Simple Ways to Take Better Care of Your Smile

Growing up, I was super self-conscious of my smile. I had terribly crooked teeth. Once they were straightened, I had so much more confidence. While some smiles require an hour or two at the dentist to be in their best possible shape, you can easily find ways to look after them a bit better when you’re back from that appointment. When you manage to get into the habit, it will almost seem strange not to follow these simple tips so you might as well get started with it right away. Your smile and your bank account will thank you for it.

First: Identify Your Problems

If you don’t have any issues with your teeth at the moment, you’re ready to skip to the next step – but if you’ve experienced pain, bleeding, or clicking in your jaw, it’s a good idea to have this taken care of first. The problem with trying to figure out the problem as well as its cause all on your own is that tooth pain can be caused by a lot of different things.

Sure, you may have cavities. But that pain could also be due to an issue with your gums, grinding teeth at night, or even a filling that’s not working as it should. Visit your dentist, first of all, and they’ll be able to let you know what’s going on.

Rinse with Water Several Times a Day

Did you know that a dry mouth tends to get more cavities? That’s why it’s so important to brush both before and after bedtime. When we sleep, we tend to not talk and drink as much as we do when we’re awake which leads to a dry mouth.

This kind of environment is great for bacterias, so try to rinse your mouth several times a day with a mouthwash or even just water when you don’t have that mouthwash with you. Having a few sips of water during the night will also be good for your teeth, by the way, so remember to fill up that glass.

Stop Grinding Your Teeth

Teeth grinding is a common problem for many. Some might do it even when they’re awake, but the most common problem is grinding at night. You might not even know that you’re doing it; jaw tenderness and clicking are common signs of this, though, so book an appointment with a cosmetic dentist to get one of those teeth protectors to sleep with at night. Continuous grinding could wear your teeth down a bit with time and could even cause some bigger problems with your jaw.

Take Better Care of Your Smile

Taking care of your teeth is all about routines, and it goes beyond simply brushing twice a day and remembering to floss after meals. It’s all about the little things you do. The effort you put into your teeth will definitely show on your smile.