Sneaky Symptoms of Poor Health: Are You Neglecting These Areas?
What are some common symptoms of poor health? Do you always think of yourself as a healthy person? Few sicknesses, plenty of incidental exercise, relatively healthy diet? You are not alone. It’s often only when something goes wrong that we really start to focus on improving our health.
There are certain areas of health that people always focus on and then there are others that people always forget. You need to make sure that you aren’t making this mistake. The areas that everyone focuses on is their weight.
Symptoms of poor health can be quite obvious, yet easy to miss
Everyone finds it difficult to look in the mirror without assessing their weight just a little bit. We obsess about weight because that’s what society has told us is the important part of our health. Do you want to look good, do you want to be attractive? Then you better drop those pounds! But what about the areas of our health we completely forget?
Skin is a big one particularly, in the middle of summer when everyone is trying to get that beautiful golden brown glow. We want to come back from holiday and everyone at work to wonder in awe at where on earth we went for our vacation. That can lead to mistakes such as not using sun cream. There’s a myth in the beauty world that you can’t tan if you use sun cream. Well, you certainly can and you will, particularly if you pick the right brand. But trying to get the perfect color isn’t worth risking serious health issues such as skin cancer. So make sure if you are tanning you do use protection. And, don’t stay in the sun for hours on end. This is just asking for trouble.
How many people forget to brush their teeth twice a day? You might just skip it when you’re in a rush and instead gargle mouthwash or chew a mint. After all, it’s the breath that people are going to notice. Some people don’t even bother going to the dentist, and that’s a mistake. You don’t want to find out years later that the cause of your bad breath is a severe case of gingivitis. With a family dentist, you can make sure that everyone is looking after their teeth and this is particularly good advice for parents. If you look after their teeth now, they’ll know to look after them later on.
Poor sleeping habits
It’s cool when you’re in college or a student to stay up all night while still rising early for a lecture. Starbucks might be seen as a miracle cure for a hangover and will kick you right into high gear, ready to tackle your classes head on. But you are damaging your body because it needs sleep. You might not notice the effects of this when you’re younger, but just wait until you get older. Then, you’ll start to see the real impact a lack of sleep has on your body. You will certainly age faster, and that’s why it’s worth getting into good habits when you’re young.
Finally, we often think that exercising is always positive but don’t be so sure. You might be focusing on building up your muscles, making them larger or toning them, but are you looking after them? Odds are if they hurt after a work out the answer is no. You need to make sure that you are only doing what your body can handle. Otherwise, you might end up with chronic pain later in life, and you don’t want that.