6 Signs That Indicate Your State of Health

Beauty is health, and health is beauty. (Image: flickr.com)
Beauty is health, and health is beauty. (Image: flickr.com)

With our lives getting busier and busier every day, we tend to put our health on the back burner. It isn’t until you are too sick to work that you really start to pay attention to your health.

Your body can and does tell you when something is wrong; you just need to look for the signs. This can be hard when you don’t know what to look for.

Here are 6 common signs that indicate your state of health:

1. Chapped lips

Often, you have chapped lips because of external factors like sun exposure, dry air conditions, or wind exposure. But before you put lip balm on, take a look at your water intake. Regularly chapped lips can tell you that maybe your body is dehydrated and you need more fluids.

Chapped Lips Image: Wikimedia Commons

Chapped lips. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

2. Prone to skin breakouts

Over 70% of adults between the ages of 20 and 50 will experience skin outbreaks of acne. But outbreaks may be telling you that your immune system is struggling. This could mean a lot of different things. So if you regularly suffer from skin outbreaks, consult your doctor.

Skin outbreaks of acne Image: Wikimedia Commons

Skin outbreak of acne. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

3. Urine color

 

Just the color of your urine can tell so much. It gives you a clear reading of your body’d hydration and how your vital organs are functioning. The Cleveland Clinic in 2013 released an infographic telling what state your body is in just by the color of your pee. You should make it a habit to pay attention to the color of your urine.

Colour Of our Urine Image: Wikimedia Commons

The color of your urine says a lot about your health. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

4. Every season you catch the flu

It is common to catch seasonal illnesses, such as the flu or colds. But if you are susceptible to all of them, it’s telling you something about your immune system. Instead of treating them as they come, build up your defenses against them. While vitamin C is most commonly used, try these two super nutrients.

seasonal illnesses   Image: flickr_Mic445_Creative Commons License

Seasonal illnesses can reflect the state of your immune system. (Image: flickr_Mic445_Creative Commons License)

5. Regularly tired

Not getting enough sleep is the often the cause of fatigue. If you are getting an adequate night’s rest, but still find you are regularly tired, you should look at your diet. Digesting alcohol or processed foods a lot makes it harder on your system then you think. Chronic fatigue can also tell you that your thyroid may not be functioning properly.

Not getting enough sleep  Image: WarmSleepy via Compfight cc

Always being tired can indicate underlying health issues. (Image: WarmSleepy via Compfight cc)

6. How often you poop

Everyone is different, but in a perfect state of health you should be using your bowels after every meal. This removes the unwanted toxins from your body. But all doctors agree that you should poop at least once a day. If you don’t use your bowels regularly, you tend to absorb more toxins. If necessary, you should consider if there are certain foods or liquids that your body has difficulties with, and try to cut them out of your diet.

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You should have bowel activity at least once a day to get rid of excess toxins. (Image: Pixabay/ CC0 Public Domain)

I hope this has been of help to you. If you know of someone that this information may benefit, consider sharing it with them.

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