“Health is wealth”. This is undoubtedly true. We often hear these phrases when we talk about health and it should be made priority by any individual for any person who is healthy can do and contribute much better things.

There are many ways on how to know if a person is healthy. Today, as technology advances, there exist hospitals where we could have regular check-ups. But before all that, our body can give us bunch of signals that may indicate whether we or we are not healthy.

Listening to your body is a must. There is a need to listen and to work with your body as one. There will be risks and negative effects if one neglects to listen to his or her own body. If you are hungry, then eat. If you are tired, then rest.

You are in control of your own body. Yes, you are the one who can manage yourself. You are your own person. Listening to your body will beneficial to you. However, neglecting your body needs may have corresponding consequences, some of which takes some time to show. Thus, do not abuse your own body.

There are plenty of indications that our body might show. These are some of it;

1. Allergies

Our body has a defense mechanism of its own. It could detect and react to foods or things that you are allergic to. For food allergies, there might be some sort of food which is not fit for you for your body is allergic to it. There are so many food allergies which include, allergic to shrimp, prawns, chicken, sweets, sour, spicy, etc.For other types of allergies, these include things like dust, sunlight, cold, heat, etc. These allergies can have a mild reaction and can also have deadly or fatal reactions. Listening to your body and caring for it would be most prescribed.

2. Symptoms of sickness

This is the most common indication that our body might tell us. Before most sicknesses start, our body may show several symptoms. Knowing these symptoms may help us prepare and know what particular sickness we are experiencing. It would be best to take the precautionary measures to minimize and avoid making it worse. These are some examples;

A. Symptoms of an ocular migraine;

  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Mood swings
  • Food cravings
  • Stiffnecks
  • Increased urination and thirst
  • Nausea
  • Eye pain
  • Frequent yawning
  • Constipation
  • Vomitting

B. Symptoms of flu;

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Body aching
  • Head ache
  • Fatigue

3. Stress

Stress is a problematic word. It has the potential to transform or cause other several problems. It can cause fatigue, headaches, psychological and emotional problems, etc.

By definition fatigue which is also referred to as exhaustion is a physical and/or mental state of being tired. One cause why fatigue occurs is due to sleep deprivation. When we lack sleep, our body may experience these other consequences;

  • Lack of response
  • Slow or bad memory
  • Slow reflexes
  • Abnormal behaviors
  • Fatigue
  • Eye bags
  • Depression
  • Hastens aging
  • Gain weight
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