Keeping fit from head to toes – Knees, bones and teeth

Keeping fit from head to toes – Knees, bones and teeth

Today’s highlighted body region contains the knees, skin, bones, and teeth.  Pay extra attention to this region, exercise it, and look after it! Below you find some tips and recipes. You can do these also on other days, but use this symbol as a reminder, and after all, today is the best day to do it.

Bone Health

Looking after your bones and teeth, especially in later life, is important so you can avoid osteoporosis (also called brittle bone disease).  The best way to do this is to exercise. Experts reckon around 50 moderate impacts per day are ideal to keep your bones in top shape.

Low impact: Walking, climbing stairs, marching
Middle impact: Running, dancing, skipping
High Impact: Jumping, playing volleyball/netball, star jumps

Here is a useful summary that explains bone health and how to keep it!

A trip to the dentist/hygienist

Try to keep dental appointments in intervals of around 6 months, even if you don’t have any discomfort. Again – prevention here is better than cure. And don’t forget to see the hygenist. They are important for maintaining good oral health. Dental hygienists are licensed oral health professionals who work alongside dentists to provide preventive dental care and education. Here are some reasons why seeing a dental hygienist is beneficial:

  1. Professional Teeth Cleaning: Dental hygienists are trained to perform professional teeth cleanings, known as dental prophylaxis. They can remove plaque, tartar (hardened plaque), and stains from your teeth, helping to prevent cavities and gum disease.

  2. Gum Disease Prevention: Regular dental cleanings by a hygienist can help prevent and manage gum disease. They can assess the health of your gums, provide advice on proper oral hygiene practices, and recommend interventions if early signs of gum disease are detected.

Look after your skin

The skin is your largest organ with millions of blood vessels and nerves. The epidermis (outer skin) sheds on average every 28 days, the same length as the moon cycle. This is very useful to know, so you can plan 1-2 thorough exfoliation sessions during the Waning Moon (but at the start and end) and more nourishing, anti-aging procedures during the Waxing Moon phase.
Here is an article that gives you a bit more information on the varying skin care procedures during the whole lunar month.



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