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3 Clues It’s Time To Make Health Changes

A busy life makes it easy to let your health slip. Bad habits can creep up, especially when it’s things under the surface and hidden from others like mental health, weight, or fitness. Don’t worry you’re not alone in this. It’s common for women to let these areas go unchecked, leading to weight gain, a sedentary lifestyle, and mental health problems. So, how do you know when it’s time to make health changes? And what can you do about it? Let’s take a look at some clues that you’ll want to pay attention to where your health is concerned. 

When Your Clothes Get Too Tight 

Yes, it is perfectly fine to feel comfortable in your skin and feel confident if you are curvy and at a desired weight. That said, if you want to remain within a certain weight range and would rather not size up, too tight clothes is a clear sign that weight has snuck on board. Though it may not be a health issue to put on a few pounds, it could be a warning sign of something to come. Don’t hesitate to talk to your doctor or get your annual check up to be safe.

In the meantime, look closely at your eating habits. Specificly, are you eating above your normal  calorie intake? And are you eating a well-balanced diet? If you are honest with yourself, you’ll likely find the culprit right away. If you struggle with keeping weight at a healthy range or find it difficult to lose weight, talk to your doctor, a nutritionist, or search for a ‘weight loss clinics near me’. 

You Feel Down More Than Normal

make health changesYour mental health is one of those things that can deteriorate before you even take notice. This can happen when self-care and unexpressed feelings get put on the back burner. If you have been doing this for a long time, you open the door to feeling down, more tired, and not quite yourself. This can also look like isolation and other “not you” actions.

As soon as you notice any of these, seek help from a trusted friend, family member or professional. Your mental health is just as important as eating well and exercising. so don’t neglect it. Many women find it helpful to write things down in a journal. It can be extremely revealing and help you figure things our sooner. Additionally, make time to do something you enjoy each day. Even if it’s reading a few pages of a book or listening to some music. Whenever you make health changes like these, they go a long way toward supporting your mental health. 

You Stop Moving Regularly

make health chagesWhen you stop moving regularly, it can lead to health issues like cardio vascular concerns, chronic pain, and many other problems. If you get winded walking up stairs or you haven’t been going to the gym or for walks anymore, you might need to take action. Exercise is not only important for looking after your body now, but it also helps you prepare for old age. If you stay fit throughout life, you’ll likely be fitter and more independent longer.

Choose an activity that works for your lifestyle and is enjoyable. This approach is far more likely to be effective and be continued. Additionally, consider meeting with a friend for work outs or walks for added appeal. Remember, doing anything is better than nothing. 

These are just three clues of many that you might need to make health changes sooner than later. Please share other health changes in the comments below. 

**** This post is strictly informational and is not meant to replace the advice of your healthcare provider. Women’s lifelink, its owners, administrators, contributors, affiliates, vendors, authors, and editors do not claim that this information will diagnose, treat, or improve any condition or disease.

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