Benefits of Painting as a Hobby

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Since childhood, I have seen my father painting on huge canvas sheets. Though he is not a professional artist but my Daddy is very much passionate about painting. My intense bond with my father made me fall in love with colours, brushes, papers, pallets etc. Daddy says finding a creative outlet keeps our mind strong while expanding our horizons. Painting provides us fun and enjoyment.
My teacher at school also says that the primary benefits of the painting are promoting our mental health and improving the overall quality of our life.

Today let us discuss some of the benefits of painting:

1. Helps Us To Communicate:
Painting helps us to communicate in a different and personal language. It can offer immense benefit to those who face problems to communicate or express themselves through words for shyness, autism or other such problems. Our paintings sometimes reflect the inner feelings and show what we feel about the world and the beauty around us.

2. Offers Relaxation:
Many people struggle with stress and anxiety and eventually develop mental health issues. Painting provides an emotional release and positively isolates from reality. This generates relaxation and happiness and ultimately lowering the stress level.

3. Creates A Positive Attitude:
When we create a beautiful painting, it encourages a more optimistic attitude toward life. It enhances the development of our personality, self-esteem and our approach towards life. A more positive attitude helps us stay happy and healthy.

4. Develops Problem-Solving Abilities And Motor Skills:
Painting develops our critical thinking abilities. While we are engaged in a painting process, our artistic vision evolves and we eventually develop problem-solving skills. We need to think conceptually to arrive at a solution and painting lets us think in a more clear way. As we learn to hold a pencil or a brush it develops our motor skills by regulating the hand movements and stimulating the brain connections at the same time.

5. Nurtures Emotion:
Painting is often suggested as a treatment for patients who have suffered painful psychological conditions. When we pour our emotions through painting it creates a harmony between our heart and the mind. The visualization and relaxation obtained through painting nurture our emotional and spiritual self.
Daddy tells me that making sketches or painting are very helpful for children as well as for grown-ups. It helps us to relax from the day to day stress of modern lifestyle. I regularly attend painting classes and it gives me lots of fun. I also learn many new things. I can experiment with colours, brushes and papers and create something new and beautiful. Even when I am home, during my leisure time I sit with brush and colour pallet to paint something which my heart suggests. My Mommy and Daddy appreciate my work and they always provide support and encouragement to everything I do.



The Need for Tooth Care and Tooth Health

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It is said by elders that our life is shaped by our habits and manners. So for leading a healthy life, it is very important to develop good habits since childhood. Our teacher says if we want to stay strong and healthy we need to take care of ourselves. I am very fond of eating desserts and chocolates. Daddy says eating chocolates and desserts spoils our teeth so he says that it is necessary to take proper care to keep it strong and healthy. Healthy teeth and gums help us to eat well and enjoy our food. Mamma always tells me to brush my teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to keep it clean. She says a simple routine can help us to prevent most of the dental problems.

Various problems can affect the health of our mouth but good care can keep our teeth and gums strong as we age. Today I will let you all know how to take proper care of our teeth:

1. We should brush our teeth on all the sides using a soft bristle brush and toothpaste.
2. We should brush carefully and gently using small circular motions.
3. For keeping our mouth clean we should lightly brush our teeth.
4. Cleaning with dental floss removes leftover food and which a brush cannot reach. It is effective because we cannot clean the surface between our teeth with a toothbrush. As a result plaque and bacteria formation take place there.
5. We should use a mouthwash which has fluorine in it. It is not good to swallow the mouthwash as it can cause stomach upset.
6. We should limit our sugar consumption as sugar erodes the enamel of our teeth.
7. We should consume fewer sticky food as it can be difficult to remove and increase the risk of tooth decay.
8. We should consult a dentist regularly for a checkup and clean our teeth.

If we do not take care of our teeth then cavities and unhealthy gums will make eating meals more difficult. Mamma says it is not a good idea to swallow the toothpaste so we should make sure to spit it after brushing. Chewing sugar-free gums is good for saliva production and helps to remove the food which is stuck in our teeth. Therefore we should practice good oral hygiene, eat a healthy diet and seek professional care when it is necessary. If you are having any tooth pain, do not ignore it. Visit a dentist as soon as possible. The more you delay, the worse it could be in your mouth.