“Health is the greatest wealth” but most times we are too busy to take care of our health. Health wellness entails being in good physical and mental health condition. Mental health and physical health are closely linked whereby problems in one area can impact the other. At the same time, improving your physical health can also benefit your mental health and vice versa. Today’s busy modern lifestyle inhibits healthy living. We often do not have time to sustain a healthy lifestyle. For instance, when was the last time you went out for a walk? When was the last time you took a day off to rest? Ignoring healthy habits and engaging in unhealthy habits can be detrimental to your health.
Some of the most common unhealthy habits include;
- Lack of physical activity
- Poor nutrition and unhealthy diet
- Insufficient sleep
- Smoking and excessive drinking
- Not staying hydrated
These habits may increase risk of diseases. While we ultimately know that being diagnosed with a health condition or being classified as overweight deems one to be unhealthy, there are other indicators of health that will not necessarily elicit a diagnosis that you may only observe or know yourself. It is important for you to be mindful of some of the less obvious signs that may be indications of being unhealthy. Some of these less obvious signs include;
- General fatigue
- Frequent headaches
- You sleep poorly
- Get sick frequently such as catching a cold
- Indigestion problems among others.
As we continue to face the global coronavirus pandemic, maintaining your health and being aware of the signs to watch out for is important now more than ever. Just like we take good care and pay attention to our homes, cars and even work, our bodies need to be taken care of. Our bodies give warning signs of deteriorating health way before life threatening illnesses creep up. It is therefore crucial to pay attention and listen to what our bodies tell us.
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