It’s Common Sense to Check Your Senses
With our lives being constantly on the go, it is hard to take some time for ourselves. And this is not just a couple of minutes sitting on your phone and catching up with social media – this means actually taking time to look after yourself and make sure that everything is as it should be.
Time is a funny thing. You will find with quite a few events that you think back to that you are surprised at either how long it seems since it has happened or feeling like you were there just last week, when actually it was years ago. So with that in mind – how long do you think it has really been since you last saw a dentist? When was the last time you went for a general health checkup? Is your prescription still the same – can you even remember what your optometrist looks like?
Eye See You
Your eyes and the sense of sight are arguably one of the most important things that anybody can have. We are living in a time where most of us have our faces in front of a screen of some sort every day, whether it be a computer, TV or your phone, and so our eyes are straining more than they should be doing on a daily basis in order to focus. Opticians are making their way into the online world now – check out www.specsnc.com for an example – and hopefully this will serve as a reminder to many that they need to go and get tested. We are able to pop in our prescription easily enough online to order glasses, but whether it is still in date or not is another issue … the recommendation is to get your eyes tested every one to two years dependent on your age.
Usually, especially with children, dental checks are recommended by dentists to be every 6 months. This can vary depending on the health of your teeth and gums – your next appointment could be up to two years away, or they may want to see you a lot sooner. Your teeth don’t naturally have a very long lifespan, and you will often find that people over the age of 50 don’t have all of the teeth that they had when they were 20 years old. Don’t assume that a simple brushing of them will do the trick – get to a professional ASAP if you can’t remember the last time you went. Some tooth diseases are discoverable only by x-ray and examination, so it’s always worth a trip.
Check Your Ticker
Think of your body as you would a car. Cars need to be cleaned, need fuel and need to be serviced every once in a while in order to function properly. Your body is much the same – and if you just read the last sentence and realised that you put more time and consideration into a vehicle than yourself, then it’s time to book in with the doctor … pronto.
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