Signs You Are not Taking Care of Yourself

October 14, 2020

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Even the healthiest person can miss the signs that you may not be taking as good of care for yourself as you could. Here are some signs that your wellbeing needs attention.  After what you considered a good night’s rest, you wake up feeling spacey. It’s easy to chalk it up to stress or just getting older but brain fog can also be indicative of something more serious, like a hormone imbalance that impacts cognitive issues. Especially for women, mind lapses may indicate a dysfunctional thyroid. At the very least a check of your blood to check out all of your hormone levels can rule that out or zero in on it. Medical doctors and researchers are leaning more about our digestive system on how it can affect out wellbeing. Because your intestinal microbiome can impact the rest of your body, healthy eating may bring greater clarity and ability to concentrate. So a change in your diet may be the key in clearing your brain fog. Whether it’s work, family, relationship, or general concern with the world we live in, constant stress can affect your health. When cortisol levels are unbalanced or spiked, this can cause us to feel moody, anxious, depressed, or suffer from poor cognitive function–all equating to lower libido and self-worth. High cortisol can also cause an increase of body fat and inflammation, which can lead to less self-confidence, frustration, and reduced energy and overall well-being. Here a well-balanced diet and rest can benefit your wellbeing. If you spend the majority of the day sitting at a computer or in front of a TV, you may not think twice about the occasional muscle twitch or cramp in the leg. But frequent spasms in your muscles can indicate low magnesium levels. To help alleviate the random flinch, increase your consumption of magnesium-rich foods like almonds, pumpkin seeds, and bananas. Or, if your doctor suggests you require an even higher amount of this essential vitamin, consider a supplement. The occasional buzz or goosebumps episode is fine, but if your hands and your feet tingle regularly, you might have a vitamin B12 deficiency. Left untreated, this lack of an essential nutrient can lead to anemia. To ensure you’re well balanced, consume foods like eggs, meat, and dairy. (Only animal products typically contain vitamin B12.) If you lead a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, a B12 supplement can help with adequate intake.

SOURCE: The Healthy

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