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How Listening to Your Body Can Help You Manage Your Health

Sometimes we just need to take a moment and listen to our bodies. Recently I have had some issues and have found that relaxing for a few moments, and really concentrating on what my body was telling me has helped so much with pain and energy.

If you want to be healthier and spot the warning signs early, you will need for regular checkups with your doctor. However, not all conditions show up in your blood test early, and that is why you have to learn how to listen to your body.

Meditation, yoga, and even Reiki will help you spot the signs of something not going OK in your body before you would develop serious symptoms. Below you will find a few tips on how to spot the signs of developing illnesses and deal with them in time.


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Indigestion is always caused by something, even if you just take a tablet and it goes away. If it becomes more regular, you might want to write a food diary, so you can find out what is causing your discomfort. You might have IBS, or suffer from food intolerances that haven’t been diagnosed yet. By keeping an eye on what you eat, you can prevent your condition from getting worse, and avoid food that causes you pain and digestive issues.

Eye Strains

We are all guilty of spending far too much time in front of the computer, so having eye strains every now and then might seem normal. However, there might be an underlying problem, or damage to the nerve of the eye that is causing your problem that can easily be treated by an optician. If you experience regular eye strains, try to reduce your screen time and adjust your workstation when in the office.

Sinus Infections

One of the things you need to be aware of as a telltale sign of long term allergies or respiratory illnesses it regular sinus infection. If you have had more than two in the past year, you will need to get a full diagnosis. If your problem remains untreated, you might sustain permanent damage, such as ear infections or even hearing loss. You will need to get into the habit of wearing hearing protection ear plugs, reducing the volume on your headphones, and getting regular checkups.  


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Headaches will tell you that there is something not right about your digestion, your nervous system, or your hormonal balance. Maybe you just need to drink more water throughout the day, as your body and brain are lacking hydration. Even a developing sinus infection or eye problems can cause headaches.


Fatigue might be a wake up call that you need to start listening to your body. You will need to check your sleeping patterns, your stress levels, and maybe start a yoga and meditation routine. If you find it hard to fall asleep at night, you might want to try hypnosis meditation to see if it makes a difference and gives you a better rest and more energy throughout the day.

Taking some time off your busy routine and listening to your body is a good way of preventing long term illness and complications. Your body is talking to you every day, you just have to learn how to listen.

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