For many of us, better health does not come naturally.
It is usually something we must work on in order to lead healthy lives and have overall vibrant health.
This means listening to your body and understanding what it is telling you about what is going on inside the body.
There are many ways to listen to your body,
here are a few, so you can have a life that is
sustained by good health.
Watching The Scale
You can listen to your body every time you put on your clothes
or when stepping on the scale. Do your clothes fit right?
Are they becoming too loose on you or are they fitting snugly?
Is the scale tipping one way or another in the wrong direction? If you find that you are losing too much weight or putting on pounds, it may be that you are being affected by stress or are
not eating in ways that promote good health. Good health comes from eating a balanced
diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and protein.
Eating too little can affect your health as well. When you eat less than the amount of food
you are supposed to eat, you can suffer from lack of proper nutrients.
Lacking in proper nutrients, your body does not function properly and you can cause
yourself to be sick from lack of the nutrients to support immune health.
Listen To Your Digestive System
Your digestive system is not only the way you get proper nutrients but also it is a main
way your body uses to protect itself from pathogens. The digestive system is a big part
of the immune system so you need to treat it with the care it deserves.
This means paying attention to episodes of diarrhea that can strip the colon of protective
bacteria, constipation, and indigestion from being under excess stress or eating the wrong foods.
You can care for your digestive system by eating healthy foods and by taking probiotics,
which can replenish the gut with good bacteria. Probiotics can be taken in by eating plain
yogurt with live cultures or by eating fermented foods such as sauerkraut and kefir.
If you can’t get it in the foods you eat, you can purchase many different probiotic supplements.
Listen To Your Cardiovascular System
This means following your blood pressure and pulse carefully.
Check your pulse and blood pressure on a regular basis. A high pulse can mean that you
are too inactive or are under a great deal of stress. Exercise can cause your heart to function
better and will slow your pulse to normal levels.
Listen For And Respect Signs Of Stress and Fatigue
Feel tired, but keep pushing yourself past your limits? Are you fighting fatigue on a regular basis, instead of taking the time to rest and rejuvenate? Fatigue and low energy are both your
body talking to you and letting you know that you need to rest and relax,
if you don’t listed you could crash.
Are you ignoring anxiety, instead of looking to erase its sources and lower stress levels?
You are the only one that can take care to reduce its load on your
body, mind, and spirit.
Take the time to listen in on what your body is saying to you, train yourself to hear it's needs.
Own your vibrant health.