“Listen to your body” is a common phrase you will see when researching health, natural wellness, as well as other topics like surgical recovery or weight loss. Listening to your body means that you are in tune with your body. Taking cues and interpreting signs is an easy way to learn more about your health. Failure to pay attention and listen to your body can lead to signs that are misread or ignored (and that can’t be worth any benefit to your health).
How to Listen to Your Body
Here’s how to listen to what your body is telling you, and how to know when to respond.
Learn to Listen
Listening to your body is another way to say that you should not ignore signs and symptoms from your body. These signs and symptoms are important indicators for where the rest of your health is at.
If you take note of subtle changes in your routine, diet, heart rate, and how you feel every day, you are more likely to notice when something important has changed. When you know something important has changed, you can intervene before problems get worse.
Why is it important?
Simply put, most people don’t listen to their bodies like they should. When you ignore a small physical symptom, it can become a much bigger problem. This seemingly small physical symptom has the potential to snowball into something worse.
Learning to listen to your body is a form of medical maintenance.
Combine listening to your body with regular visits to your doctor. It’s not just about making sure that you’re healthy right now, it’s also about making sure that you stay healthy later.
Form Your Fitness
We all realize that fitness is important, however, it’s not a top priority for everyone. If you want to listen to your body and make sure that your health remains in good condition as you age, take control of your fitness.
If you want to watch your fitness just as well as your diet, there are great apps that can guide you in your fitness journey. Fitness apps (including apps for yoga or cardiovascular exercise) can better your health in a matter of weeks. Most apps can connect with wearable devices to record statistics that you can discuss with your instructor or medical professional.
Track Your Intake
Intake is everything that goes into your body. Your intake can be compared to the quality of the fuel that goes into your car. Measure the foods (and drinks) that you consume every day, and compare this over a longer period of time.
If you listen to your body, you will better learn how to take note of subtle things (like diet) and how it affects your body and mind – and its functions.
Adjust your dietary intake as you go along until your mind and body is feeling good.
Diet Apps & The Future
Diet apps aren’t just the future, they’re the now. In today’s world, there’s no need to record your dietary intake with a pen and paper. Simply download an app to track everything instead. Modern food apps can even help you to come up with a diet plan. Diet apps can even make recommendations for where it can be adjusted for better health.
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Southlake Natural Family Wellness
Our mission is to support the health and well-being of our patients by offering individualized, comprehensive holistic care including acupuncture, herbal recommendations, customized nutritional counseling, allergy elimination (NAET), whole food supplements, lifestyle suggestions, moxibustion, and cupping, as well as helping couples get pregnant and STAY pregnant by supporting all the paths to conception.
About Farrah Hamraie
Farrah Hamraie, L.Ac, MOM, Dipl.OM (NCCAOM), is licensed and board-certified in Acupuncture and Herbal medicine in the State of Texas with a Masters of Oriental Medicine from the Dallas College of Oriental Medicine. She is also a Diplomat of NCCAOM (the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), a Board Certified Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, and a member of the American Association of Oriental Medicine.