New Delhi :
You don't necessarily need to lose weight to become healthier," said Professor Gary Wittert. Body Fat is the not the only determiner of body weight. Factors like bone density, body type, muscle-fat ratio, height as well as age and sex are also crucial deciding factors of your body weight. People should not focus on weight, people should focus on health. Then you don't engage in these diets where you restrict your nutrients, and where people get depressed because they regain weight, which is almost an inevitability. Here’s a checklist of 10 signals that signify you’re healthy. Just go through these and relax coz worrying unnecessarily too throws a curveball on your health:
Regular bowels are important to wipe out toxins from the body. If you are regular to the loo without any effort, then it is a healthy sign of a strong digestive system.
It is a healthy sign if you are not blown away by sugar cravings or bouts of binge eating. Controlled cravings signify good emotional and physical wellbeing.
Sleep disorders are the first signs of issues like mental stress, fatigue, depression, acid reflux, and so on. If nothing is perturbing your sleep, it means you are in total control.
For women, nothing is more important than getting into a regular menstrual cycle. Your reproductive system is in good health if you are getting regular periods between 21 to 35 days from your last cycle.
Your skin is an important indicator of good health. Hormonal imbalances, PCOS, thyroid, infections, stress, etc often send signals through your skin. If frequent acne outbreaks, allergies, pale complexion and other skin conditions don’t bother you, then you may consider that all is well on the other side of your body’s largest organ.
Just like skin, the color of your urine is also a good indicator of health especially the normal functioning of your kidneys.
If you are leading an active lifestyle, you care about moving yourself every now and then by taking stairs, dancing, exercising, more than often; you eat mindfully and seriously take your health, then the probability is that you have the energy to do all this due to your strong health game.
It won’t be wrong to say that when you are happy inside, you thrive in personal relationships too as your ability to handle stress, manage relationships and take care of yourself as well as others increase manifold.
People who are healthy don’t fall sick often. Their strong immune system guards them seamlessly from infections and microbial attacks.
Lastly, your waist circumference is a big indicator of your overall health. If you weigh higher than others, but have a close to flat stomach then consider yourself in the healthy zone as belly fat is a harbinger of health issues like cancer, heart disease, infertility, diabetes and more. Remember, it’s good to be pear-shaped than apple-shaped.