Keeping Check on Your and Everyone Else’s Health

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While going for a jog, she contemplates mental health issues.
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Keeping an eye on your physical and mental health can frequently get in the way of other things that you care about, but knowing how to remain healthy and recognize health issues can go a long way towards helping others with their health issues too.

It is vital to look out for number one but in this world women need to stick together and help each other out if you are going to continue the success that you have worked so hard to maintain. Understanding the signs of health problems before they become more than just small issues will make for a better quality of life for everyone involved.

Health Issues: Hearing

Our ears have brought us a lot of joy in life: your child’s first words, the chirping of birds on a beautiful summer morning, your favorite song. But, despite all of the wonder that hearing brings us, it can be easy to take it for granted.

Unfortunately, growing older will bring problems that you may never have expected. We have all known people who have suffered from hearing loss. It can start slowly and gradually progress. Ignoring it will only lead to further issues.

Instead, consider having regular check-ups with a hearing specialist, particularly if you find yourself asking people to repeat themselves more often than not. Identifying problems early on will give you a better chance of maintaining excellent hearing. Then you can take the proper steps towards fixing any issues that could cause heartache later.

Mental Health

Our mental health used to be overlooked and was considered something not worth talking about. But recent times have brought about more understanding and the stigma of mental illness is slowly but surely being eradicated.

These psychological problems can come about from anything at all. It could be work stress, family stress, life stress; there is always something that has the potential to affect your mental health. The signs are often there, but these warnings are ignored and put to the side as something that will soon pass, and this is where the problems come from.

If you can recognize these signs in other people, such as exhaustion, irritability, and mood swings, then you can likely identify them in yourself too. Knowing how to properly tackle these issues will help you remain happy and healthy.

Under the Skin

That is not to say that you need to go around and keep testing your friends’ and relatives for lumps and other things, but knowing that illnesses are are prominent beneath the surface of the skin as much as it is on top of it.

Many will keep healthy through regular breast examinations, or staying fit and healthy by visiting the gym. Whatever your choice towards maintaining excellent health inside and out, encouraging others to follow suit could quickly save a life.

Furthermore, lifestyle changes can also contribute to living a healthier life. It can be challenging to motivate yourself to make substantial changes in your life. But if health is a priority then it never hurts to try. Plus, you will feel better for it in the long run. Engaging in exercise groups with friends and family can give you that motivation to succeed.

We want to be as healthy as possible, and we want the same for our friends and family. Knowing the signs of health issues to recognize and sharing your knowledge with others will benefit you all. Embrace the opportunity for a healthy, happy life!

24 COMMENTS

  1. Keeping check… yes. And keeping up with the maintenance — I let myself down with that, and the first week of the year I was down with a nasty sinus infection. There are so many little things I do that add up to prevent me getting those things… and I let myself down. The main thing I have to do is use a neti pot regularly. And I apparently just couldn’t be bothered. Add that, I just wasn’t remembering to keep up the supplements I use to prevent illness. Take good care of you, Christy. Hugs.

  2. You know I’m a keen dancer, Christy. Dancing not only provides great physical exercise by stimulating the body, it also generates mental activity too by constant thought upon the actual ‘floor craft’, to remembering steps. There is also the social aspect, which helps to generate friendships that not only assist mental acuity, but also fun, laughter and, in general, connectivity.
    I write this because, it has amazed me, over the years, how participation in a loved activity brightens the hearts and minds of those invested. To say nothing of the overall benefits received by doing something we love together. I have made some wonderful friends with similar interests, and can see us all continuing to physically and mentally remain amongst the healthiest in society.
    A great post, indeed.
    xoxoxo

  3. Hi Christy…

    Excellent points you have brought to light. I think it very important we all need to more aware of our health. As we age we do become forgetful and it has brought about many laughs.
    The sad part is that same humour could write off early signs of Dementia. I have a dear friend who has been on a steady decline for the past year and is slowly slipping into that silent world. I would hate seeing that happen in myself as I see it as no more than a prison until you pass from this life. It is devastating to the individual and the families. The mind must stay active…

    Hugs from Alberta

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