Your Body Is Trying To Tell You Something
Your body has a language and you can learn it. It speaks to you in every moment in so many ways. Learning to listen to what your body is saying can keep you in better shape for longer. It will also keep your medical bills down.
The best way to learn your body’s language is to stop and listen. It can sound like a symphony or a cacophony, a well-oiled machine or a rusty old car. It also speaks to you with sensations both pleasant and uncomfortable. It usually starts talking to you in a whisper, so taking time every day to really listen might spare you from landing in an emergency room.
Here are a few things to listen for:
- Is your heart beating with a strong and regular rhythm?
- Are your airways clear with no wheezing?
- Do your lungs fill easily and fully with no rattles deep down?
- Does your jaw click when you open your mouth wide?
- Does your neck have a nice easy movement in all directions, or is it creaky?
- Are your joints quiet when they move, or do they sound gravelly?
- What does your digestive system sound like? Are you belching or passing gas more than normal? Have your internal sounds changed?
- Do your joints pop or click when you move?
- Does anything hurt or feel uncomfortable in any way?
It is a good idea to take inventory of your systems everyday. You want to catch what your body is saying when it is whispering. You don’t want your body yelling at you. Many times your body is simply telling you that you need to drink more water. I know I harp on this a lot, but it is really true that getting more water into your system can solve so many ailments. If your body is making noises that you find disconcerting, try water first. The next thing to try is to get more good fats into your body. Our bodies need to be watered and oiled regularly in order for them to stay quiet. Stretching and moving everyday will keep things quiet too.
The key to staying healthy is to pay attention to the subtle noises before they get so loud that they can’t be ignored. Maybe take a moment right now to listen to the story your body is whispering to you.
Good health to you,