If you are someone who is conscious about their health, then it is certain that you put in a lot of effort to make all the right decisions like eating healthy, drinking plenty of water, sleeping well, reducing stress, and exercising regularly. You may have been a health freak from a very young age, you may have suffered from an issue that changed your life, or you may have been fed up with the unhealthy lifestyle you were living so you decided to turn things around. Whatever the reason, you are now on a journey to make your life better and to achieve optimum health. Since each day is a challenge you have to be consistent with your efforts to reach your goal. But how do you know you have finally reached where you want to be? Since there is no special equipment that tells you your exact fitness or health level, you have to rely on different gauges to assess your health. Here are some of the ways you can see if you have finally achieved optimal health.
1. Your Hormones Are On Point
Your hormones play a major role in helping you feel the way you do each day. If they are out of sync, you will feel cranky or sluggish, or you may start to notice may other health problems. Your endocrine system has to be in balance if you want to truly thrive. If you feel energetic and happy each day, and you don’t notice any weird health issues, then you can be sure that your hormones are on point.
2. You Don’t Get Hangry
Hangry is a word that is used to describe the feeling of irritation or weakness whenever you are hungry. If your blood sugar levels are not in check then you can end up hangry. If you are someone who constantly experiences this then you should get your blood sugar levels checked or should change your diet. If you have achieved optimal health, you will not experience mood swings throughout the day.
3. Your Weight Is Stable
If you have achieved optimal health, then your weight should remain relatively stable. If it fluctuates significantly, it means your hormones are out of whack or your body’s inflammation levels are too high. If you have extreme difficulty in losing weight, you should get yourself checked for leptin resistance.
4. Your Skin Is Clear
Since your skin is the largest organ of your body, any health issue you may have will show up on it. If you frequently suffer from problems like acne breakout, eczema, psoriasis, and rashes then you can be sure that something is not right. Your hormones may be out of balance or you may have issues with your gut. You may need to reconsider your lifestyle to get rid of your skin issues.
5. You Sleep Well At Night
Just like proper food and exercise, sleep is extremely important for optimal health. Not getting enough sleep at night can increase your inflammation levels and can mess with your brain. If you are not getting uninterrupted sleep each night and if you are not waking up refreshed, then something is not right. Start looking at sleep as a necessity and not as a luxury and try to go to bed on time each night.
6. You Have A Healthy Libido
If you are healthy, then your sex drive should be healthy too. Low sex drive is not always a result of aging or being too busy. If you feel you are doing everything right but your sexual health is still not on point, then you should consult a doctor and get to the root of the problem.