6 Signs You Need To Start Taking Better Care Of Your Health

When you have health issues, the warning signs are everywhere. Unfortunately, not everyone is paying attention. You will notice physical and mental changes if you are paying attention to your own general state of living. Low levels of energy, emotional trouble and pain are all a sign that something is going wrong and that you do need to start taking care of yourself more. Let’s look at some of the signs of poor health, the root causes and what you should be doing to fix the issues.

Your Sleeping Pattern Is Out Of Whack

Do you find yourself regularly taking long naps through the day? Perhaps you wake up randomly in the middle of the night and are unable to get back to sleep. Assuming there isn’t a physical cause like a poor mattress or an uncomfortable room, this is likely going to be an issue with your health. When you are living an unhealthy lifestyle, it’s difficult for your body to regulate your sleeping pattern and everything gets thrown out of the loop.

This could be a diet issue. For instance, it’s possible that you are eating late at night. This sends a signal to your body that you need to be up and filled with energy. That can stop you from falling asleep at the right time. Alternatively, it’s possible, that you are also snacking late at night and this causes the same type of problem. Particularly, if you are consuming foods high in sugar and fat.

Fixing this problem is simply a matter of getting your diet back in order. Cut out the snacks and start making sure you’re eating three meals a day at the right time. Working out a couple of hours before it’s time for bed should also help push things back on track.

Your Skin Is Fighting Back

Another sign that your health is off track would be issues with your skin. Issues with your skin are usually a small sign of a larger problem. This could be flaky, dry or itchy spots. It could also be a sudden but severe spout of acne. Trouble like this can once again be triggered by problem areas in your diet. Alternatively, you might find that it’s something to do with your emotional wellbeing. Are you feeling stressed and strung out lately? If so, then your skin will begin to fight back and look a little worse for wear. It’s quite possible that you don’t even recognize yourself when you look in the mirror!

If you want to fix this issue, drink plenty of water and also try to relax more. This could be as simple as taking some time for yourself. The trick is to stop worrying and start focusing on the positive aspects in your life instead.

You’re Starting To Look Your Age

Perhaps you’re also starting to look a little older than you used to. This could be the fact that the years are just catching up with you or it might also be a sign of poor health. Those in a poor state of health are prone to age more than others. Ultimately, you will once again see issues with your skin but this time it could be increased in the number of wrinkles or even age spots.

You might also find that you start to put on excessive levels of weight. This can be middle age spread but if you’re in your twenties it’s once again a warning sign something’s going wrong with your health. While most people will quickly jump to the conclusion this is a sign of poor diet it could be a sign of mental health issues too. Stress, anxiety, and depression can all eventually start to show as physical changes to the body.

Depression Isn’t Just For January

Speaking of depression, you might not be aware that it’s quite common to feel blue in January and indeed the heart of winter. This is referred to as seasonal depression and experts suggest it’s due to the lower levels of sun we receive at this time of year. However, if you are constantly or regularly feeling depressed throughout the year for days, weeks or months at a time, that’s a sign of a deeper issue. Particularly, if you are regularly sleeping through the entire day, struggle to feel any sort of emotion at all, or simply have no energy.

Problems like this can have root causes such as stress at work. However, it’s always best to speak with a professional. Cognitive therapy can help tackle the issue head-on and get you feeling like your old self with great coping mechanisms.

Toothache Is Biting Back

Are you having issues with your teeth? More regular trips to see the dentist can, you guessed it, be a sign of emotional trouble. Yes, it’s common for anxiety to manifest as a toothache so don’t be surprised if the dentists asks if you’ve been feeling under pressure lately. It can also be a sign that you’re consuming too much of certain substances. A glass of red wine every now and then has been shown to be beneficial for your blood. But, if you’re drinking too much or too regularly your teeth will start to twang with pain. Correcting your diet and lowering levels of sugar, caffeine or various other low nutrition substances will help a great deal.

Chronic Problems With Pain

Finally, you might discover that you are suffering from a form of chronic pain. Chronic pain can impact virtually any area of your body but is quite common in the back and limbs. It can have a range of different causes. Yes, it can still have an emotional root cause but it could also be due to physical activity. If you spend hours at a time typing at a computer, you’re more likely to develop RSI. This is chronic pain in the upper limbs and if you’re not careful it can quickly become a permanent problem in your life.

We hope this helps you understand some of the key signs that you need to do more to stay healthy.

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Jamie Sorenson

Jamie Sorenson is a freelance writer with a Masters in Communications from Quinnipiac. An aspiring screenplay writer, Jamie freelances for many media outlets.

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