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How You’re Neglecting Your Health Without Even Knowing

By Lyndsay @balancebrunette

Your body has subtle ways of telling you when something is wrong, but if you are caught up with everything that is going on in your life, then you may not even notice them. If you want to help yourself, here are some of the top ways you’re neglecting your health without realizing it.

Toxic Relationships

Toxic relationships and friendships can be draining. They can also significantly impact your physical and mental health. If you’re not sure if you’re in a toxic relationship, then it’s important to look out for some of the tell-tale signs. This can include being blamed for everything, being constantly put down, being gaslighted, or even them being emotionally unavailable.

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Not Visiting Your Doctor

Your body is constantly changing, so it helps to get it checked on from time to time. Regular check-ups should always be one of your top priorities. They can help you to uncover any issues that you might not be aware of, too, such as hearing loss. If this is the case, you may be offered some almost invisible hearing aids or another form of treatment.

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Bottling Up Your Emotions

Bottling up your emotions isn’t good for you because it will cause you to feel even more stressed out in the future. If you know that you are not great at expressing your feelings, then it’s a good idea for you to find someone who you can talk to. This can include a counselor or a friend. Remember that there is always someone out there who is happy to listen.

Not Drinking Enough Water

Too many people are guilty of not drinking enough water. Water is good for your hair, skin, and even your nails. It helps to flush toxins out of your body and it boosts your immune system, too. So if you are not getting enough, then you could be negatively impacting your whole body. If you want to get around this then you should try and drink at least 8 glasses a day, or half your body weight in ounces.

Sitting Down Too Much

If you work in an office, then you’ll understand how uncomfortable it can be to sit down all day. Sure, you might be able to stretch your legs from time to time, but ultimately, you’ll be confined to your chair for 7-8 hours a day. This can really have an impact on your mental and physical health. You may find that your metabolism is much slower and that you have poor posture. This can lead to back injuries and cardiovascular disease. If you want to avoid this then you should try and be as active as possible. You also should try to eat well, too, as this will really help you to negate any effects.

Staying healthy can be difficult, especially when you could be harming yourself without even realizing it! If you want to help yourself, then you need to listen to your body and what it’s trying to tell you.

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