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Ask Questions About Your Health to Stay Healthy!

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For some people, getting ill can be a common occurrence. However, some people get ill so infrequently that symptoms of illness can really catch them off-guard. A lot of people will tell you that they know their bodies so well that they are aware as soon as something starts to feel off, but that’s not the case with everyone!

Asking Questions About Your Health

If you’re someone who isn’t incredibly in-tune with your body, then asking questions about your health becomes all the more important.

When other people ask us questions about our general well-being, such as doctors or family members, then we might not always feel comfortable going into great detail. This can be because of embarrassment about a certain ailment or just the basic desire for privacy. However, when we’re asking ourselves these questions, there’s absolutely no reason not to be 100% honest!

Having said that, you should always be sure to give your doctor all of the information they request!

Asking yourself questions about your health and general well-being can help you to stay on top of any problems that might be developing – regardless of how insignificant they turn out to be!

Knowing Something is Wrong

If you feel like your body is not feeling as good as it usually does, then it’s important to take the time to consider why that might be.

Ask yourself what it is your body is saying no to and how you can resolve that issue. Are you eating differently? Are you not getting enough rest? Compile a checklist of usual behaviours and see if any variations have emerged.

Your body wants to talk to you and will often communicate in very subtle ways when something isn’t quite as it should be. The longer a problem remains undetected, the louder your body will try to talk to you.

What About Mental Well-Being?

Asking questions about your mental well-being is important for maintaining optimum physical fitness. Feeling lonely or unhappy can lead to negative behaviours, which can then become detrimental to your health on the whole. So, check in with your mind frequently and take positive steps to overcome any issues that you discover.

A Healthy Sex Life

Your sex life also has a role to play in your overall health. Studies have shown that a healthy sex life can actually lower your risk of certain conditions, such as strokes and heart disease, whilst also helping to alleviate chronic pain and depression.

A healthy sex life can also help to lower stress which makes it incredibly useful in our busy modern age of anxiety. Check in on your sex life occasionally to ask yourself if you are satisfied and if not, why not?

If there are certain things that you are unhappy with that are within your power to change then make it a priority for your health and for your happiness!

How Stress Affects Your Health

Our mental wellbeing has a huge impact on our physical health and taking care of yourself should involve practices related to both of these things!

If your mind is frequently busy with negative thoughts and stress then you will observe that your energy and general health will decrease over time. It’s often difficult to measure how much stress a person is experiencing, and for that reason it is regularly dismissed from being a health concern. However, that does not mean that you should take your stress levels any less seriously.

Hidden Dangers of Stress

Stress can cause some serious changes in your body that can actually be quite dangerous. Being aware of this can help you to understand why it is important to avoid stressful situations and reach resolutions to conflict quickly.

Stress has the potential to change how your genes function. This means that during periods of extreme stress, the way your body stores fat can change, your immune system can become compromised and visible signs of aging can increase.

When your immune system is affected in this way, you are more likely to develop infections, especially ones that can lay dormant such as cold sores.

Can Stress Impact Children?

Research has shown that those who experience high levels of stress as children can have dramatically altered responses to stress as adults. This means that these people might find certain situations harder to deal with than those who were not exposed to this early in life.

High stress levels can actually damage certain parts the brain, such as those responsible for memory. During incredibly intense periods of time, the brain will often trigger adrenal shutdown in order to preserve as much energy as possible for its own function.

Adrenal fatigue can wreak havoc in your life and will drastically diminish your energy levels. The simplest of tasks, such as getting out of bed for more than a few hours, can seem incredibly difficult.

Detox & Cravings

Studies have proven that the body’s ability to detoxify prescription drugs is negatively affected by stress. Similar studies have also shown that a person is much more likely to crave fatty, sugary foods during periods of moderate to extreme stress.

If your lifestyle is causing you to compromise your nutrition then you will experience these negative effects much more rapidly.

How To Keep Your Stress Levels Down

As you can see, keeping your stress levels to an absolute minimum should be a priority in your life if you want to remain a positive and productive person.

Distancing yourself from toxic relationships and negative influences should be an immediate action. You can also look to activities such as yoga and meditation in order to promote relaxation and optimum health!

Check out my previous post on How to Make Time for Meditation for tips on getting started.

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Hi,
    Excellent artilcle. I like that you point out that it is so important to know your body well, to listen to it when it speaks to you. Also like the fact that you pointed out that a healthy sex life is important to a person’s well being. I am not talking about promiscuousness but a healthy loving relationship that entails intimacy.
    Shalom,
    Pat

  2. Hello, Julie! I’m enjoying checking out your blog!
    I was wondering if you can tell me what you know about foods that cause inflammation in the body? I see an ND in a couple of weeks, and I suspect I may have Hashimoto’s disease. I’ve been researching and have eliminated gluten so far, but have also heard that dairy promotes inflammation, also.
    What is your professional opinion?

    1. Hey yes this can definitely be the case! I’m not familiar with this particular disease though? Do you keep a food diary? Oh and thanks for visiting 🙂

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