You may not be sick, but more often than not you complain about little annoyances, little bruises to your healthy self. You know the kind: Stomach cramps, back pains, feeling blue, acne breakout, sore teeth, upset stomach, headaches, etc. But before you pop a painkiller tablet, try to consider the underlying cause of your problems.
Abdominal pain is quite common. You woke up perfectly fine, and suddenly you feel a sharp pain in your middle, like menstrual cramps except that it’s not that time of the month. So what could it be? If this is a recurring occurrence, you may be suffering from food allergy. People who are gluten or lactose intolerant, for instance, experience stomach cramps when their body tries to digest gluten or lactose based food. Maybe you want to keep track of your meals to see if there’s a pattern. Another common lifestyle cause for stomach pain is stress, which we’ll discuss a little later. Concerned? Check this out: How can a coffee latte cause migraine and stomach cramps?
Whether you’re still going to school, university or you’re working; it’s likely that you spend the majority of your day sitting at a desk. Sitting is not a natural position for the human body and can lead to a bad posture. In other words, if you are struggling with back or neck pain, or even weak breathing — a wrong position can make it more difficult for the air to flow freely — you may want to book an appointment with your local chiropractor to run a check on your back. Bad postures develop rapidly and can cause chronic pain in the long term, so it’s best to correct the issue as soon as possible!
Your bedroom is your sanctuary. It’s the place where you can relax, rest and unwind at the end of the day. Needless to say: The decor of your bedroom has a significant impact on your mood. You know the feeling when your bedroom just doesn’t feel right. Leaving the room unchanged will gradually damage your sleep, your attitude and your cognitive abilities — if you can’t sleep well, you can’t think well.
Whether you’re struggling with your relationship, your family or your work/school life, stress is never fun to handle. In fact, stress can make you genuinely sick. The most common complaints about stress are the results of a dysregulation of your immune system and biological functions. For a start, your teeth feel sore as you spend a lot of time grinding them. But an upset stomach or an army of spots breaking out are also caused by stress. More importantly, your blood pressure is elevated, and that’s not good for your heart. Digestive complaints due to anxiety? Track your meals. In a word: Time to relax!
If you’re an avid coffee drinker, your habit might be dehydrating your body and causing headaches. Indeed, people who don’t drink enough during the day are likely to experience migraines. So fill up that glass and drink!
Track your bad habits and work on them to improve your health. You’ll feel a lot better in your skin and your mind for it.