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10 Signs Your Body is Trying To Communicate With You

Your body will often give you signs when something is not right.  If you watch closely you can become aware of these signs and listen to what your body is trying to tell you.  I’m going to go over 10 signs that your body is trying to communicate with you.  All you need to do is look for these signs and respond to your body and help it.

1

Headaches

Approximately 12 to 18% of people in the world get headaches, and about 45 million Americans complain each year about them.  Although headaches are so common, it doesn’t mean that it should be normal. Headaches could mean that your body is trying to communicate with you.  One common reason why you may have a headache is because you are dehydrated.  Drinking a glass of water may help your headache to go away.  Not eating enough food can cause a headache as well.   If you were hungry for a little while, but ignored your body’s hunger, that hunger may result in a headache.  Try fueling yourself up with nutritious foods.  Avoid drinking alcohol and soda if you are having headaches.  Headaches can also mean that you need to rest.  There are so many other reasons for why you may have a headache.  No matter what reason it may be, just remember to listen to your body rather than take medications right away.

2

Insomnia

Sleep is highly important for your health and wellbeing. There are so many reasons why you may suffer from insomnia.  Unfortunately, rather than listening to the body, most people will quickly take sleeping pills at the first sight of insomnia.  Before you grab the pills, there are herbal remedies for insomnia also please consider why you may not be feeling sleepy.  One reason may be that you ate a large meal late at night.  If so, change your meal times so that you do not eat a large meal two hours before bed.  However, feeling hungry can also prevent you from sleeping.  Try eating a light snack before bed.  Or better yet, eat food that helps you fall asleep, such as almonds, bananas, or milk.  The Mayo Clinic sums it all up:

Having a light snack before bedtime is OK, but eating too much may cause you to feel physically uncomfortable while lying down. Many people also experience heartburn, a backflow of acid and food from the stomach into the esophagus after eating, which may keep you awake.

3

Pain

You may have heard the sayings, “No pain, no gain” or “Pain is weakness leaving the body.” While these motivational quotes can get us through a hard workout, you need to know the difference between a bad pain and a good pain.  A bad pain is your body telling you that something is wrong.  The pain could be coming from a muscle tear or stress fracture.  In that case, pain is like a red flag telling you to stop what you are doing and get checked out by a doctor.  Good pain, often comes in the form of muscle fatigue during a workout.  A way to tell if a pain is good or bad and needs checked out, is if that pain is sharp.  Any sharp pain is something that needs checked on.  Also, a pain that continues when the body is at rest is a sign that your body is injured.

Frequent Sweating

4

Frequent Sweating

Although sweating is healthy, as it helps remove toxins, impurities, and bacteria from the skin, too much sweating could indicate a health issue.  One reason you may be sweating a lot is that you are dealing with anxiety.  If so, try reducing the things that are causing anxiety.  This could include to stop drinking as much coffee, alcohol, soda, or eating too much or not enough. Another reason for frequent sweating could be that you have a thyroid problem, or a hormonal imbalance.  If frequent sweating continues, talk to your doctor about if you have a hormonal imbalance, or another health issue.

5

Dry Eyes

This is another common symptom that about 40 million people have.  Dry eye syndrome can be caused by too much time at the screen, or reading a lot.  There are many medical remedies for dry eyes, including artificial tears, the punctal plug, and steroid eye drops.  Although each remedy is helpful at the moment, your body may be trying to communicate with you by giving you dry eyes.  Before turning to medicine, try finding out what may be causing your dry eyes.  Perhaps you are spending too much time at the screen.  Or maybe you have an autoimmune disease.  Other reasons why you may have dry eyes could be that you have hyperthyroidism.  If you continue to have dry eyes, even after changing your lifestyle a little bit (not as much screen time, etc.), then it is best to visit the doctor to find out if you have a more serious health problem.

6

Constipation

If you are dealing with constipation, it is most likely because you are not eating enough fiber.  Consider adding some fiber-rich foods into your diet.  Split peas, lima beans, lentils, artichokes, avocados, and raspberries are healthy foods that contain fiber.  If you are on the keto diet, or any other low-carb diet, then you may deal with constipation.  Constipation can also mean that you are not eating enough food.

7

Always Feeling Cold

If you are constantly feeling cold, even while others feel fine, there may be something that your body is trying to tell you.  An underactive thyroid may cause shivers in your body.  A hormonal imbalance may also make you always be cold.  You may also feel cold if you are not eating enough calories.  Chills could also be coming from iron deficiency.  If you have recently become a vegetarian or vegan, you may experience chills.  Try eating leafy greens, nuts, seafood, and oatmeal.  If you are cold during the winter, eat some dense foods, such as stews and soups.

Acne

 

8

Acne

Acne is very common.  In fact, about 80% of people have dealt with acne at some point in their life.  However, there may be a reason why so many people have acne.  Acne can be used by your body to tell you that your skin is irritated, or you’re not eating as healthy.  Acne can also appear if you are stressed.  One of the most common reasons for why people get acne is because they are not using the right skin care products.  Perhaps you are allergic to the ingredients in your skin care products.  Or maybe you didn’t take off your makeup.  For whatever reason, acne can appear when the skin is irritated. Livestrong confirms this statement by saying, “Acne is traditionally caused by hormones. However, certain allergies can lead to the production of acne as well. The key to treating this type of acne is to avoid allergens that trigger symptoms and find a more holistic way like yoga.”  Also avoid alcohol and soda if you have acne.

9

Not Enough Energy

If you are low on energy, it may be because you are iron deficient.  Low energy could also come from not eating enough fats and proteins.  If your main foods are carbohydrates, there’s a good chance that at some point you will begin to feel tired, and not have as much energy.  If you feel like this, add some protein and healthy fats into your diet.  One practising dietitian and performance dietitian, Jessica Spendlove, told about how to have more energy on the HuffPost Australia.  Spendlove explains, “Foods which are high in good fats are both nutrient-dense and high in energy. These meal and snacks ideas are great for increasing energy intake, as every gram of fat is double the energy value compared to protein and carbohydrate.”

10

Dry Skin

Your skin can become dry during any time of the year, but it will most likely become dry during the winter.  When you notice your skin becoming dry, drink plenty of water.  You may also want to drink an electrolyte filled drink.

Conclusion

I’ve gone over 10 signs that your body is trying to communicate with you.  Try to take time today and listen for these signs.  When we are aware of these signs, we can do things to help our bodies with the problems it is trying to tell us exist.  I hope that this article will help you to take the time to respond favourably to what your body is trying to tell you.

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