Howard Family Dental Events

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Walk for Women’s Health & Fitness Day

The last Wednesday in September is National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, a day that encourages women to take control of their health, make healthy choices and engage in regular physical activity. This year’s theme is: “Fitness…It’s a Smart Choice for Life!”

In addition to eating right, drinking enough water and getting regular checkups, studies show that getting just 150 minutes of exercise per week could add an extra 3.4 years to your life! Women’s Health & Fitness Day is the perfect chance for us to get up, get moving and get started on our health and fitness goals.
 

What are the health benefits of walking?

 
Hippocrates famously said “Walking is the best medicine.”

And believe it or not, walking might be healthier than running. Walking briskly can lower your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes as much as running – and it doesn’t put as much wear and tear on your knees and hips.

Walking also eases back pain, lowers stress and protects against dementia, osteoporosis and depression.
 

How long should I walk?

 
How long you should walk probably depends on your current level of fitness. A lot of people go by the 10,000 steps rule which amounts to roughly five miles – but that sounds a little scary to anyone just getting started! We recommend taking a walk in the morning, during your lunch break or after work, because these are great times of day to clear your mind and destress.

If you haven’t exercised in a while, try walking for five minutes, taking a break and going for another five. Research shows that doing anything physically active is infinitely better than doing nothing. So if you only make it five minutes, don’t beat yourself up – you’re doing great.
 

Need more help getting started?

 
We know it’s easier said than done. So if you’re nervous about getting started on the right foot, try sharing this post with a friend and inviting her to walk with you! Remember that health and fitness isn’t all or nothing – it’s step by step. So set a reachable goal just for today. And worry about tomorrow tomorrow.

If you’re looking for a little extra motivation, check out some of the materials we’ve gathered for you below.

Make Activity Part of Your Lifestyle - Oregon State University

March Invisalign Days!

March is your lucky month!

Several of our offices are offering Invisalign Days this month!

They will be providing free consultations to answer your questions about Invisalign treatment, the clear way to straighten your teeth. If you’ve wondered if Invisalign is right for you, make an appointment for this special event.

  • $500 off payment due at the time of service (valid on the office’s Invisalign Day).
  • No down payment and 24 monthly payments 0% interest for qualified patients.
  • Free teeth whitening for all existing patients that start Invisalign and are enrolled in our re-care program.
  • Space is limited to the first 15 appointments.
  • Consult must be scheduled before office’s Invisalign Day
  • The doctors and offices offering an Invisalign Day are listed below:

March 21st :HFD Bluffton
Adam Squicquero, DDS
10 Pinckney Colony Road
Bluffton, SC 29909
(843)593-9390

March 24th: HFD Pooler
Lindsay Sammons, DMD
91 Brighton Woods Drive
Pooler, GA 31322
(912)748-4858

March 28th: HFD Midtown
Julie Howard, DMD
533 Stephenson Ave
Savannah, GA 31405
(912)236-3557

March 28th: HFD Richmond Hill
Rachael Hunt-Whirt DMD
1962 Highway 17
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
(912)756-3000

Call today to see if Invisalign treatment is right for you!

Howard Family Dental Summit!

We hosted our annual Howard Family Dental Summit this month where team members from every office gathered for a day of motivational speakers, prizes, award, food and ‘Winter Wonderland’ fun!

“Bring your best stuff to the present moment and pour it into the lives of others.”
These are the words of Kevin Brown, whom we were lucky to hear speak this weekend. Kevin is passionate about helping people expand their vision, develop their potential and grow their results. And, as the father of an autistic child he knows firsthand how the principles of true success reach beyond the boardroom and into the lives of real people facing the challenges of everyday life. To learn more about Kevin’s story, visit http://www.kevinbrownspeaks.com/

We also heard Josh Sundquist, a bestselling author, speaker and Paralympic ski racer. Josh was diagnosed at age nine with a rare form of bone cancer, ultimately having his left leg amputated. Josh inspired us to just go for it with his stories of emotional and physical trials, dating and Paralympic skiing. To learn more about Josh’s story, visit www.joshsundquist.com 
It’s rare to have all 190 team members together and we enjoyed celebrating everyone’s accomplishments and hard work. We left the day feeling inspired and ready to take on 2017!

“Kindness is like snow, it beautifies everything it touches.”

 

Happy 2017!

Wishing you healthy, peaceful and joyful New Year full of fun! Here’s a New Year’s Resolution we hope to see… more smiles in 2017!

Successful 2016 Free Dental Day!

THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered their materials, services and time to help make our 2016 Free Dental Day a huge success! We were able to serve over 220 people this year.

We are so thankful to serve this wonderful community 8 years in a row and it would not be possible without our volunteers!

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