An unhealthy body nowadays is hard to look out for. You might look physically healthy but you never know what’s going on inside your body. The scary part is that sometimes it’s too late to even cure yourself because the diagnosis was also too late. Naturally, as people, we tend to think of various ways on how to extend our lives and how to live it to the fullest as well. But we often forget the core most thing that our body needs. It is attention.
The attention that we neglect to give it since we live in a fast-paced world. Be kind to yourself enough to know what’s going on in your body and what to look out for. These symptoms are probably what might save you in the long run. Be your own hero in making sure that your body is getting everything it needs to be healthy.
Healthy vs. Unhealthy
The root of everything here differentiating what healthy and unhealthy is. A better understanding of this is crucial in knowing your own body. This could be the make or break point of whether or not you can, later on, realize for yourself the symptoms of your body and to dissect one by one what your body is feeling.
Let us first start with healthy. The definition of the word “health” refers to a state of complete emotional and physical well-being. Physically speaking, if you look around there are hundreds of body types all around you. All of which can tell you what the state of their health is. There are three types of most common body figures. The ectomorph(body types that are lean and long with difficulty building muscles), the mesomorph(muscular and well-built, with a high metabolism and responsive muscle cells), and the endomorph(high body fat, with high tendency to store body fat). But more than that, health cannot be only limited to physical well-being, but also to emotional, mental, and social well-being. Health also is not limited to the absence of disease but also the way your body bounces back from the sickness that you had.
On the other hand, being unhealthy is defined as signs that show that your health is detrimental. It can also be defined as something unbalanced and not in the right state of well-being. Even though being unhealthy may be caused by a lot of factors, including our daily diet and routines, our body’s natural way of keeping itself healthy can possibly fail, therefore making your body unhealthy. A good example of this is the imbalance of our body’s homeostasis. In a general sense, homeostasis is the ability of our body to adjust in order to maintain a stable equilibrium and to remain healthy. Our body not being able to restore its state to a functional and stable internal environment causes disruption to its control mechanisms, therefore leading to illnesses.
What to Look Out For
In having an unhealthy body it is not enough to just wait for a doctor’s diagnosis of your annual check-up. It is not enough that your body is screaming at you to get checked. Because even though, yes, cancer or other detrimental diseases are a big shout that you are indeed unhealthy, there are also different things that say that you are unhealthy. There are silent screams of help from your body. So silent, that you often overlook it to be somewhat normal. You just need to learn how to listen to your own body.
But generally, these things what you need to look out for when looking for signs or symptoms if your body is starting or becoming unhealthy.
- You have poor sleeping patterns
- You are getting shorter (height-wise)
- Your body is becoming “apple-shaped”
- You are always tired for no reason
- The color of your urine is dark yellow
- You Snore
- Anxiety is kicking in
- There is no regular bowel movement
- Surprising regular itching
- You catch colds and flu easily
- Cracked lips, especially at the corners
- Skin breakouts that are unexpected
Prevention is Better than Cure
What you really need to look out for our habits, be it eating habits or general day-to-day habits that you should stop or at least prevent from doing. In doing this, you have a better understanding as to what your body really needs and not just what your body wants.
First, let’s talk about eating habits. There are hundreds and thousands of articles that tell you what you should eat to be healthy. But just as said above, what you need to do is to avoid the most common things that you eat habitually that are actually dangerous for your health. It is important to note that a key component in all of this is the word balance. A properly balanced eating lifestyle can go a long way. But if all else fails, here are five things you should start doing to stop craving unnecessary and unhealthy food.
- Water is the answer to almost everything
- Eat more protein
- Plan your meals ahead of time
- Avoid starving yourself
- Get enough sleep
On the other hand, there are also day-to-day habits that you often overlook that are actually causing you to be unhealthy. Look out for those bad habits and try to stop them as early as possible. You make the choices in the actions that you do every day so you are the one responsible for how your body reacts. Bad habits can disrupt the body’s homeostasis which could actually lead to certain disease and it is in your hands of what your body will become. But just a tip, try breaking of these five common unhealthy habits to help you live a healthier life!
- Smoking cigarettes
- Always being in debt
- The use of sleeping aids or sleeping pills regularly
- Drinking excessively and regularly
- Taking in painkillers to help out with common discomforts
Being honest in the pursuit of good health is a great philosophy to live by. You are the only person who can tell yourself to go and get checked. You of all the people in the world, know yourself the most. Every important health advice must be applied to your every living. So do yourself a favor and be honest to yourself if you feel that you are being unhealthy. And in realizing this, start yourself on the journey of a long life by taking precautions and the necessary measures to better your life, and consequently, yourself.