Most of us have had what we would classify as “unhealthy” periods in our lives. Times where you know you’re ordering take-away too often, using chocolate as a pick-me-up, drinking a tad more alcohol than we’d like… (confession time: even yoga teachers go through these phases).
Usually, when you’re in one of these periods, you know all about it.
But sometimes, you’re cruising around thinking that all is well – but without even realising it your body is sending you a few subtle signs that actually, something is out of whack.
Here are 10 warning signs that you may actually be unhealthy – without even realising it.
- Ongoing fatigue, even if you sleep well
- Irritability and moodiness
- PMS-related mood swings
- Inability to concentrate
- Coated tongue, bad breath or BO
- Dark, foul-smelling stools
- Frequent allergies or sinusitis
- Sluggishness, fluid retention or excess weight
How many of those can you tick off? Probably at least one or two, maybe even more. Does that surprise you?
What tends to happen is that those things become normal. They seem mild, they don’t feel like anything serious, and anyway we’re so bloomin’ busy we don’t really have time to think about them.
But when left unchecked, down the track, these things can start to cause more problems. Things like gallstones, kidney stones, constipation, stress, anxiety, depression, obesity or even worse.
So if you can tick off more than a couple of things on that list, it might be time to start thinking about a couple of lifestyle changes…