Viral News Boy :- The human body is a marvel of biology and genetics. When it’s at full efficiency, it has the grace and power to accomplish tedious tasks. Unfortunately, there are times when everything just doesn’t add up.
Your body is always giving you clues about your health, so you need to look out for them. It’s important to pay attention to your body, and watch out for signs that things are changing or becoming uncomfortable, since these symptoms can be a sign of a health problem.
However, if you want to know where your health stands in between checkups, here are some signs you can look out for.
1) You can wake up without an alarm clock
The idea of getting up without an alarm probably seems like a distant fantasy. If you regularly wake up in the morning without an alarm and you feel rested and refreshed, that’s a pretty good sign that you’re getting quality sleep which is very good for your health.
2) You can make it up the staircase without feeling exhausted
In this case, you don’t have to be like Usain Bolt to be healthy. If you can quickly go up two flights of stairs without stopping and feel good at the top, that’s a moderate level of exertion. While not perfect, the ability to climb two flights of stairs easily suggests that your body can perform high intensity activity, a marker of fitness.
3) You eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full
This simple behavior is a sign of healthy eating. Sometimes, we starve ourselves (maybe during a fast), and then we want to stuff ourselves up with food to make up for the period we didn’t eat. That is not healthy at all. Try and listen to your body when it comes to eating. Eat until you’re satisfied, but not stuffed.
4) You have the energy to do the things you want to do
This is so non-specific. However, whether you want to do your laundry, cook food, sweep the floor, do assignments, wash your car, and even have s*x, having the energy to do the things you want to do is usually a very good sign of good health.
5) You have a healthy urine colour
The most optimal color for your urine is a pale yellow. If it is a darker yellow or orange, it can mean you are becoming dehydrated. An orange urine could indicate a serious liver condition. Darker brown can be caused by foods or medication.
6) You have strong nails
Your nails are a very good reflection of your health. Healthy fingernails are smooth, without pits or grooves. They’re uniform in color and consistency and free of spots or discoloration.
7) You have a clear skin
The state of your skin can give many clues about the appropriateness of your diet and lifestyle. Ideally, the skin is smooth and clear with good elasticity. There are no dark circles under the eyes. Dry skin, acne, and itchy rashes can signify that you may be eating foods that are not optimal for you.
8) Your tongue colour and texture are normal
Healthy tongues are light pink with some white on the surface. However, an unhealthy tongue has a significant change in color from the normal pink shade you’re used to seeing. Other signs of concern can include pain when eating, drinking, and swallowing, as well as new lumps and bumps.
9) You have a good resting heart rate
A “normal” RHR falls between 60 and 100 beats per minute. An RHR under 60 can indicate that you’re more physically fit and may be associated with better heart function. An RHR that is above 100 beats per minute can reflect exposure to stress, excessive caffeine consumption or an illness.
10) Your lips aren’t cracked or dry
Hydrated and full lips are a sign that you’re getting enough water and vitamins. However, if your lips have gone from their typical rosy red to a pale pink colour, it could signify a vitamin deficiency or other health problems.
11) You have healthy teeth and gums
Oral health is also a key indicator of health and wellness. If you have healthy gums, they will look firm and pink. Some signs of unhealthy gums include redness and swelling, gums that bleed when you brush or floss your teeth, and gums that appear to be pulling away from the teeth.
12) Your bowel movements are normal
Many healthcare providers agree that healthy bowel movement frequency can range from three times a day to three times a week. However, your ‘normal’ pattern may be different from these numbers. So, to say that a person’s bowel movements have become more frequent is based on an increase in that person’s usual pattern. Similarly, passing gas regularly is a sign that your body and your digestive tract are working as they should.
13) You have regular periods
A woman’s cycle is one of the most telling signs of good health. Regular periods are a blessing for your body and mind. On the contrary, irregular periods are a sign that your hormone levels and other bodily functions may be out of balance.
14) You pay attention to your mental and emotional health
Our mental-emotional state has an underrated impact on the state of our health. Negative thoughts generate negative emotions that create stress responses in the body. However, being in the right and positive state of mind has the opposite effect on the body by protecting the heart, blood vessels and brain and stimulating the immune system in a positive way.
15) Your wounds heal quickly
We all get cuts and scrapes once in a while. But, how quickly do they heal? Firstly, there’s inflammation, which helps prevent infection, followed by the formation of new cells or a scab, and finally, scar tissue forms to heal the wound completely. The process shouldn’t take longer than around three weeks. However, the more quickly it heals, the healthier you are.
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Now, using the above list, on a scale of 1 to 15, how healthy do you think you are?
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