“If we are creating ourselves all the time, then it is never too late to begin creating the bodies we want instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with.” – Deepak Chopra
The definition of what is or isn’t healthy has changed so much over the years. What people once thought was good for you – like smoking! – has now been known to have been unhealthy all along. But unhealthiness can manifest in more ways than just definable diseases, like heart disease or cancer.
The signs of being unhealthy in life can start quite early. Many of us, who are so busy with our day-to-day lives, often brush them off as inconsequential. Then, before we know it, it’s too late to turn back! It’s important to know the warning signs of bad health down the road, and what can be done to prevent it.
Here Are 6 Early Warning Signs Of Bad Health
1. Being Overweight In Childhood
Being overweight these days is not always a sign of bad health – after all, there are plenty of people who could be considered overweight who work out daily, eat healthy, and can compete in the Olympics! Sometimes, our bodies are just predisposed to carry more fat than others. But being overweight in childhood can still be a sign of bad health, especially if that particular weight distribution hasn’t been otherwise genetic.
According to American Heart Association, “… obesity is causing a broad range of health problems that previously weren’t seen until adulthood. These include high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and elevated blood cholesterol levels.”
Therefore, being overweight can sometimes increase one’s risk of heart disease and other serious illnesses. Knowing if your child’s weight is right for their body is an important way to make sure they stay healthy.
2. Easily Getting Sunburned
If you have very pale skin, getting sunburned may just be another risk that you take going to the beach or the pool in the summer. However, if you find that you get frequent, easy sunburns just standing outside, it may be a sign of bad health. Toxins that get released through the skin have been known to speed up the burning process. A way to avoid this is to drink plenty of clean, filtered water and to keep an eye on the food that you eat. Processed food and additives can be released through the skin, and not all of them are healthy for you!