Symptoms of being unhealthy
Illness and how to figure it out
try to understand what are such symptoms which can indicate that we are leading a not healthy life.
In my previous article, I talked about wellness and illness. Normally we start our journey from wellness to illness. And this journey starts without even we knowing it. Putting on extra weight and fats is just a symptom of your journey to unhealthy being.
Today Let’s try to understand what are such symptoms which can indicate that we are leading a not healthy life.
Indicators of ill-health
The best scietific indication you can always rely upon is BMI. BMI gives you the exact indication of your health. To check your BMI please click here.
It measures your weight in relation to your height and provides a score to help place you in a category:
normal weight: BMI of 18.5 to 24.9
overweight: BMI of 25 to 29.9
obesity: BMI of 30 or higher
2. Double chin / Ronder cheeks –
If you’ve been consuming more calories than you should, then your cheeks could be rounder and you may even be sporting the telltale signs of a growing double chin.
3. Expanding Waistline
When you start gaining weight, the excess fat tend to first get stored around the hips and belly. Office workers with mainly sedentary lifestyles also start gaining weight around the waist.
4. Endless Appetite
A significant increase in appetite is a possible symptom of weight gain. More so if you are specifically craving for desserts and sweets.
When you feel stressed and depressed, the adrenal glands release the hormone cortisol. This leads to the increase in appetite. And then you start to turn to all kinds of comfort food, most of which are loaded with too much calories and trans fat.
Calories, the basic units of energy, are at the heart of weight loss . Weight gain happens when you take in more than you expend, and weight loss happens when you use more than you consume.
If your partner complains that you’re keeping him up at night (because you’re… ahem, snoring), pay attention. You may have sleep apnea. This is a condition in which irregular breathing can disturb your sleep. Excess weight around the neck causes this. It narrows the airway and leads to shallow breathing or pauses in breathing. And this is because there is decreased oxygen in the blood.
6. The Breathless Charm
Do you offend find yourself trying to catch your breath? Do normal, everyday activities such as climbing the stairs, grocery shopping, or even eating tire you out easily? Well then, you’re probably packing on excess weight.
Extra fat in your body causes inflammation that can result to you feeling always tired, or worse, fatigued. Also, your respiratory capacity for muscle function decreases. In addition to that, it may also compromise the muscles in your respiratory system
7. The Extra Sensitive Skin
Being overweight causes inflammation, which makes the fatty tissue beneath your skin feel tender to the touch. This can lead to some spotty bruising. If you easily feel pain (like bruising) in random places all over your body, then perhaps it’s high time to shed some weight.
8. The Stretch marks
And no, I’m not talking about witchy occult symbols. What I’m talking about are stretch marks. Yep, these just don’t appear on pregnant women, but also on people who suddenly find themselves with more of them. Stretch marks are fine lines or stripes on the skin, and usually have different hue from the surrounding skin. This happens when your skin rapidly stretches to accommodate rapid growth of muscles and/ or fat. This causes the dermis to tear and so you get stretch marks.
9. Often Joint pain
Excess weight can add extra pressure on joints because it wears down the tissue around them. This in turn makes moving first uncomfortable, then painful. The heavier you become, the more your joints will suffer, specifically the knees, back, and hips.
10. Poor feet
When your feet tend to get sore easily, this is a sure sign you’re probably packing more in. Take note that your feet carry the weight of your entire body. Excess weight will wear your feet out, and they get sore and swollen. The swelling is due to the buildup of fluid in the tissues., which collects mostly in the feet.