3 Health Problems You Didn't Know You Had
By Genevieve Cunningham
Most of the time when we have a health problem, we know it. We feel the fever. We know when we're sick. We feel the ache and pain of sore muscles. But in many instances, our bodies are suffering from health problems, and we don't even realize it! We get used to functioning at less than our best, and as a result, our bodies continue to suffer. Ready to stop? If you want to improve your health and function at full capacity, take a look at these three health problems you didn't know you had, followed by some tips for nipping them in the bud.
Most people don't drink enough water. We drink a glass or two per day, and then fill the rest of the day with soda or tea or coffee. But this isn't enough water, not even close. Signs of dehydration include headaches, foggy brain, dry skin, chapped lips, and multiple others. If you don't drink your recommended eight glasses per day, start increasing your consumption now, and the subtle signs of dehydration will dissipate leaving you feeling better than ever.
Most people have sleeping problems. Maybe you can't fall asleep. Maybe you toss and turn. Maybe you wake up feeling drained. These are all indicative of sleeping problems. So how do we improve sleep? We set up a nighttime routine that winds us down and makes us sleepy. We get off our phones. We turn off the lights and the TV. It will take time and some experimenting, but once you find a routine and environment that helps you sleep, you'll feel more rested and alert than you have in years.
No, being tired all the time isn't actually normal! We walk around in a state of fatigue so often, we barely recognize our low energy. We simply come to expect it. But if you're tired every day, you need some help. Low energy might be from excessive stress, lack of sleep, or a poor diet. Focus on improving these small habits, and your energy may creep back up to normal levels over time.
If you want to be healthy, pay attention to the details. Pay attention to the way your body feels on a daily basis. Make small changes, build healthy habits, and use these tips to eliminate these common health issues and feel better in your body starting now.
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