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Being a dentist is one of the greatest jobs in the US, but it’s up to you as the dentist and practice owner to make sure that you schedule your work in a way that brings you joy, time, and money. Lead practice coach Christina Byrne is here to share six steps to creating a schedule that fits your work into your life and not the other way around. Proper scheduling can make everyone happier and more productive in the right ways. 

Are you struggling with bad discount plans, low rates of acceptance from uninsured patients, or dealing with dental insurance that just isn’t good for you or your patients? These are common problems that many practices face. Especially, those just starting out and existing practices in this ever changing landscape. I have an expert today that has a solution for these problems and more. 

If you’re looking for a brand new way to look at the new year and create the best year ever this show is for you, because Dr. Uche Odiatu is here to talk about getting fit, staying fit, and how to make that happen. Uche is my friend and one of the smartest guys in dentistry. Today, we are talking about dentistry and how critical it is to stay healthy when practicing. 

We all know that dentistry is a great profession, but it can be stressful. That’s why it’s so important for busy professionals to get fit and stay fit. We talk about finding the time to exercise. How it helps with stress, fitness, and making you feel better. According to Uche, the stats say that 95% of our population aren’t exercising on a regular basis at a level of intensity that would create benefit. To be at the top or our game, we also need to create a plan and make time for fitness.

When a young professional is putting their heart and soul into their practice, exercise can be one of the first things to go. Studies show that exercising for one hour can help slow down aging, lower your cortisol response, and enable better decision making. That being said, light exercise can also be very beneficial. Uche talks about interval training, going for walks, getting proper rest, eating whole foods, and so many more things that will get you fired up about fitness. 

Show Notes

[01:52] Uche has been a dentist for over 25 years. He is certified as a trainer from two organizations. He’s a nutritionist. He’s also an author. He lectures about 80 times a year. He still works as a dentist and loves teeth.

[02:27] He also likes to help busy people find the time and eliminate excuses when it comes to exercise. 

[02:51] He wants to get people to enjoy boundless energy, pain free movement, and healthy thoughts.

[04:25] You are stuck in fight or flight if you are irritated or resenting. This state causes aging.

[05:44] Exercising, eating healthy, getting enough sleep, and avoiding stress can be important but not necessarily urgent.

[06:09] You can always postpone a workout if you don’t have a long-term plan in mind.

[06:24] Think about your personal and powerful inclusive reasons to be healthy.

[06:54] 95% of the population do not enjoy the benefits of a regular activity habit.

[08:49] When a young professional is putting their heart and soul into their practice, exercise can be one of the first things to go.

[09:22] Exercising can give you a more global view of things.

[10:07] Exercise can also improve the quality of sleep that leads to optimum health. 

[14:30] Uche weight workout is legs, back, and biceps and chest, shoulders, and triceps. 

[15:14] To slow down aging work on strength training. It’s good for posture and toning. Uche also does 5-7 minutes of interval training and then his weight routine. He also does hot yoga twice a week. 

[17:46] Being sleep deprived will make you hold onto fat. 

[20:29] Give your stomach high quality food and it will crave less. Hydrate and eat fruit. Focus on whole natural foods.

[23:50] It’s also good to focus on fermented foods and whole foods.

[24:09] Once you stabilize your GI tract, you will become more lucid.

[24:54] Being chronically stressed will slow your digestion.

[26:48] Use the best knowledge you have now. We can’t wait until all of the nutritionists agree. Common threads are eat whole foods, manage stress, and get some sleep. 

[30:14] Look at your peer group and get more fit friends. Follow fit authors and people who eat healthy. 

[32:17] Yo yo dieting messes with the mind and microbiome. 

[33:30] Eating the same food all the time makes diversity go down. Being upset also lowers diversity and creates accelerated aging.

[34:10] Let bad stuff go like a duck’s back. Hang on to the good stuff. Our bodies relive the pain when we tell a painful story. Eat a variety of food. Get better sleep. Add different activities. 

[37:32] The XBX plan for interval training came from the 1950’s. 

[38:29] Every article Uche writes is to assist easy conversations. 


Links and Resources:

Dr. UcheDr. Uche Contact Page

Uche Odiatu on Facebook

The Miracle Of Health: Simple Solutions, Extraordinary Results

Fit for the Love of It!

@Fitspeakers on Twitter

Uche Odiatu on Instagram

Episode #23: The Four Master Keys To Greater Productivity With Dr. Uche Odiatu

Stephen Covey

The XBX Plan for Physical Fitness

Dr. Uche’s Articles on the Oral Health Journal

Gut Healthy Chairside Conversations

Bonus Content – 21 Things

Research Study

Best Practices Show itunes

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Hal Rider ACT Dental
Dr. Hal Rider
General Dentist, New Iberia, Louisiana

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