Did you know that our dental team recently lost over 200 pounds? We did!
As dental health care professionals, we take our oral health very seriously. Taking care of our health, however, shouldn’t start and end with our mouths.
It started with one coworker. She made some changes to her life and started seeing results. Then, it quickly spread to the rest of us. Getting healthier involved changing our diets (eliminating sugar-which is good to do for your teeth), increasing our exercise, and lowering our stress. The next thing you know, we are swapping healthy recipes, taking walks at lunch time, and making avocado smoothies in the break room.
It’s a comfort to be surrounded by people who want to make the same healthy food choices. I think it’s been easier for us to lose weight knowing that we are all going through it together.
Not only have we lost weight, but we are also smoke free! Sam quit smoking 15 years ago and Missy quit 10 years ago simply by reading this book. By the way, if you are interested in reading that book, check out the reviews. You really CAN quit smoking by reading a book! Their bodies are thanking them today for making that decision all those years ago.
The last time I went to the doctor’s for a checkup, a nurse and a doctor both asked the same six questions:
Do you overeat?
Do you smoke?
Do you drink?
Do you do drugs?
Do you tan?
Do you participate in high risk activities?
Since I was asked those same questions multiple times, I’m going to guess that the things that tend to hurt people’s health have to do with overeating, smoking, drinking, drugs, tanning, and high risk activities. So as a general rule, let’s try and stay away from those six things! Take a look at your own health. It’s never too late to make improvements.
I could not be more proud of this group! By making some lifestyle changes, we are improving our lives in so many ways. #alwayslearning #alwaysimprovingourselves