It is easy to take stock of the negatives in life. Somehow, the difficulties, trials, and problems in life can take center stage, eclipsing the happy and positive moments. The same can be true of health. Health issues like the nagging remnants of a cold, the ill effects of last night’s burrito, or the aches and pains that accompany aging can get you down. It can be helpful to take inventory of your well-being. You may come to realize and enjoy just how healthy you truly are. Instead of a long list of signs and symptoms of illness, the following is a list of signs that your body is doing its job.
14. Bright Eyes and Clear Skin
You might be lucky enough to wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed each morning. If not, you may want to wait on this one until after your morning shower and cup of coffee or power smoothie. Once you’re ready to face the day, take a look in the mirror. Bright eyes, shiny hair, and strong nails reflect good nutrition and excellent health. All skin is prone to occasional bumps, blotches, and bruises. However, if your skin is relatively smooth, free from scaling or rough patches, and well hydrated, it radiates healthfulness.
13. Strong Teeth and Healthy Gums
Strong teeth surrounded by healthy pink gums are a great sign that you are healthy. Brushing your teeth twice each day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist are great ways to take care of your whole body, not just your teeth. The Mayo Clinic refers to teeth as “the window to your overall health.” Taking care of your teeth can help prevent heart disease. Good dental care can be beneficial for a healthy, full-term pregnancy. Additionally, diseases like diabetes, osteoporosis, or Alzheimer’s can cause dental problems.