Signs You Need Changes in Your Health
By Genevieve Cunningham
Change can be scary. If you're moving to a new house, taking a new job, or altering your appearance in some way, it can be a scary concept. But sometimes change is also necessary in order to move forward in life. And this is also true for heath! Sometimes our health needs change, and if we listen to our bodies and change when we need it, our bodies are more likely to thrive. But how do you know when it's time to make changes? If you are willing to listen and adapt to your body's needs, take a look at these signs that change is necessary for moving forward and feeling your best.
Do You Need More Water?
If your body is craving more water, it will definitely let you know. The problem is that we don't always recognize its cries for help. The signs are often subtle, and we explain them away as something else. Some of the signs might include dry skin, cracked lips, headaches, dry mouth, and an inability to concentrate. If these are present in your everyday life, evaluate your water consumption and make changes where necessary.
Do You Need More Rest?
Rest is an area in which almost everyone needs help. We're an exhausted nation. If you need more sleep, your body may feel sore, extremely fatigued, or may suffer from illness more often. You may have constantly dry and itchy eyes. You may experience headaches or neck and back aches. Once you stop and think about your exhaustion level, it's easy to see if this is an area that needs improvement -- and the answer is usually a resounding yes.
Do You Need a Different Kind of Exercise?
If you're exercising, that's good enough, right? Not necessarily. Not every body responds to the same exercise in the same way. And what's more, it's important to actually enjoy your exercise routine. If you find yourself growing bored, avoiding your routine, or dreading getting started, then you may need to choose something else. Similarly, you may need a new program if yours is causing bodily harm or excessive injury. Be smart about your workout, and you're more likely to see results.
Sometimes in life -- and in health too -- we just need change. And that's OK! If these signs are popping up in your life, make the necessary adjustment. It doesn't take much to get your health moving in the right direction. Make a plan of action, make small changes, and your health will likely take a positive turn.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Whittier, Calif.