Our body gives us so many signs that We are not that healthy as we think. And I just realized that thinking that you’re healthy and being healthy are totally different. Also everyone don’t have an apple a day to keep doctor away even though you are keeping doctor away, you should really read this whole post.
What do you think about being healthy? Having flat stomach and getting lean like celebrates? Yes, people with flat stomach and thin bodies are healthy but that doesn’t mean these are necessary for good health.
The official definition of health – “a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” – WHO world health organization.
These signs shows you can/can’t fit this definition.
1. Going gray before 40
For most of the people its not a big concern, as this is just a part of aging. But, the premature graying can also be associated with Anemia, Thyroid disorders, vitamin B12 deficiency, and Vitiligo.
- Vitamin deficiencies
- Chemical hair dyes and hair products.
- Real life stressors
- Certain medical conditions
- Oxidative stress
- Eating more antioxidants : fresh fruits and vegetables, green tea, olive oil, fish.
- Addressing deficiencies
- Quitting smoking
- Curry leaves: Combine the curry leaves with hair oil, apply to scalp and massage.
- Bhringaraj: We know Bhringaraj have so many uses upon hair, it makes black and shiner healthy hair. Make juice of Bhringaraj leaves and combine with coconut oil.
- Copper: low levels of copper can also leads to premature graying. take food which are rich in copper like almonds, dark chocolate, and asparagus and lentils.
2. Not white eyes
yellowish eyes are not a good sigh of being healthy. You may be tired or if your eyes stay yellow for longer time than it may be a sign of jaundice.
If your eyes are
- transparent Yellow: A small patch of yellow tissue that bulges out of the conjunctiva — the transparent film covering the sclera — could be a pinguecula, Causes: UV rays from sun, dust or wind. Prevention: Ware sun glasses.
- totally Yellow: If the entire eye is yellow than it is a sign of jaundice. Causes: buildup of old red blood cells. You should consult a doctor if you are suffering from jaundice.
- Brown spot: a brown spot is a nevus or freckle on the eye. Its like a mole on the skin. Its not a serious matter.
- Brown: Sometimes, brown spots are more serious. A precancerous condition called primary acquired melanosis (PAM) starts with a painless flat brown spot on the eye. This spot resembles a freckle and changes slowly over time. It typically develops in middle-aged people, and appears in one eye. You should consult your ophthalmologist.
- Red: Redness on the eye can be caused by many conditions or injuries. If its blurry and making pain then it should be checked by ophthalmologist.
- Bright red: If there is a bright red spot on your eye white than Subconjunctival Hemorrhage. This is a broken blood vessel that has leaked between the sclera and the conjunctiva just underneath the white of your eye. The blood spot can look scary but is usually harmless and often heals on its own.
- And even some medications make the whites of your eye turn blue or grey.
3. Cracked Lips
Cracked, chapped lips are often just a product of cold winter air. But cracks at the corners of your mouth can be caused by low levels of zinc or B vitamins. It’s also possible that you’re getting too much vitamin A, explains bustle.
- Frequent sun exposure
- habitual licking
- tacking much vitamin A
- applying lip balm throughout the day
- drinking more water
- using a humidifier at home
- avoiding cold weather conditions or wrapping your mouth with a scarf
4. odd looking nails
Your nails can tell you a lot about your health — pay attention if they start changing color or shape. According to the NHS, if your nails have a horizontal line through them, it can be a sign of poor nutrition or previous illness. They also state that if you have spoon-shaped nails that curve outward, it can be a symptom of anemia.
- discoloration (dark streaks, white streaks, or changes in nail color)
- changes in nail shape (curling or clubbing)
- changes in nail thickness (thickening or thinning)
- nails that become brittle
- nails that are pitted
- bleeding around nails
- swelling or redness around nails
- pain around nails
- a nail separating from the skin
Tips to take care of your nails
- Don’t bite or tear at your nails, or pull on hangnails.
- Always use nails clippers and trim them after you bathe, when nails are still soft.
- Keep your nails dry and clean.
- Using sharp manicure scissors, trim your nails straight across, rounding the tips gently.
5. Sunless Tan
If your skin darkens even though you haven’t been spending any time in the sun, it’s something you should discuss with your doctor. This could be a sign of a rare condition called Addison’s disease, which can also make you achy, tired, and sick. Luckily, it’s treatable.
6. You’re stressed
Stress is something that far too many people have let themselves become accustomed to. However, what most folks don’t realize is that chronic stress can take as much of a toll on your physical health as it does on your emotional wellbeing and it may causes Sexual difficulties too.
Tips for reducing stress
People can learn to manage stress and lead happier, healthier lives. You may want to begin with the following tips:
- Keep a positive attitude.
- Accept that there are events that you cannot control.
- Be assertive instead of aggressive. Assert your feelings, opinions, or beliefs instead of becoming angry, defensive, or passive.
- Learn and practice relaxation techniques; try meditation, yoga, or tai-chi.
- Exercise regularly. Your body can fight stress better when it is fit.
- Eat healthy, well-balanced meals.
- Learn to manage your time more effectively.
- Set limits appropriately and say no to requests that would create excessive stress in your life.
- Make time for hobbies and interests.
- Get enough rest and sleep. Your body needs time to recover from stressful events.
- Don’t rely on alcohol, drugs, or compulsive behaviors to reduce stress.
- Seek out social support. Spend enough time with those you love.
- Seek treatment with a psychologist or other mental health professional trained in stress management or biofeedback techniques to learn more healthy ways of dealing with the stress in your life
Feeling so depressed? Your vitamin D levels might be to blame. “With a vitamin D deficiency, an individual is more likely to experience depression since vitamin D receptors help regulate mood,”
- Family history
- Early childhood trauma
- Brain structure
- Medical conditions
- Drug use
- Medications: antidepressants, antianxiety, antipsychotic
- Light therapy
- Avoid alcohol and drugs
8. Hooded eyelids
Hooded eyelids sometimes look sexy and gorgeous, but they could actually be due to more than just aging. Generally most of the people have hooded eyelids due to aging. But, in some cases it may causes by nerve issues, injuries or disease and sun exposure. Some times hooded eyelids drops too much and causes impair of your eye vision.
- Lack of sleep
- Excessive sun exposure
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Facial or eye injury
- Oxidative stress
- Sinus Disease
- Apply cucumber slices: Lay two slices of chilled cucumber over your eyes. Let the cucumbers sit for 20 minutes before you remove them. Afterward, wash your face with cool water.
- Eat more grapes: Eat one bowl of grapes a day. You can also apply grape juice directly to your skin, although this can be very sticky. Luckily, grapes are delicious, so eating more of them shouldn’t be a problem.
- Use chamomile tea bags: First, steep two tea bags in hot water. Cool them in your refrigerator for 15 to 30 minutes. Once chilled, place the tea bags over your eyes for 30 minutes. Remove the tea bags and lay with your eyes closed for an additional 25 minutes. The tea’s anti-inflammatory properties reduce swelling, puffiness and strengthen the skin around your eyes.
“To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep the mind strong and clear.” – Buddha
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