A Personal Health Assessment: What The Results Reveal

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Are you looking to get a better handle on your health and overall wellness? As you begin evaluating your health and setting your goals, it is helpful to start out with a simple health assessment to better identify the areas in which you are struggling so you know where to start.

Once you see where you are, it’s much easier to see where you need to be. This is why setting health goals by beginning with an assessment results in a much higher chance of success.  

Mind and Emotions

Being cognizant of your own emotional and mental health is a critical component in, not only your happiness, but your physical health as well. A health assessment will help determine if you are:

  • Stressed, anxious, or irritable

  • Worried or fearful

  • Suffering from restless sleep

  • Dealing with poor concentration or memory

If you are dealing with any of these negative side effects of an unhealthy mind or spirit, don’t despair. There are plenty of things you can do to get the mental health support you need.

Meditation or prayer is a good place to start. By calming your mind and breathing deeply, you give yourself the chance to sit in the emotions you are experiencing. Letting yourself feel them to the fullest extent allows you eventually to work through them, using productive means, rather than destructive ones.  

If you are unable to move through the natural and healthy stages of stress or anxiety, reach out to a trusted loved one, or an experienced mental health professional. Seeking therapeutic help often will be the best thing you can do for yourself.

Environmental and Pharmaceutical Influences

Every day we are exposed to a variety of unhealthy environmental and pharmaceutical toxins. Ones we breaths, apply to our skin and swallow. A health assessment will take into consideration:

  • Tobacco use

  • Drinking chlorinated water

  • Exposure to air pollution

  • Routinely or frequently used over-the-counter and prescription medications

  • Personal care products (soap, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)

  • Home cleaning products

Once you know your risks, you’ll be better able to use the proper tools for combating these toxins. Exchange unhealthy items for smoking cessation products, herbal supplements and all-natural cleaning products. Doing so can go a long way to boosting your health.

General Health and Vitality

Assessing your general health and vitality requires a more detailed, in-depth look. For example, do you:

  • Show signs of skin or complexion problems

  • Have difficulty maintaining an ideal weight

  • Experience muscle cramps or spasms

  • Worry about weak bones, teeth, or cartilage

  • Frequently urinate

  • Feel soreness in your joints

  • Have a low sex drive

  • Lack energy or endurance

  • Encounter shallow or difficult breathing

These and other probing health questions will give you important clues into what action you need to take to remedy, not only these concerns, but any underlying issues that may be causing them.

A visit to your preferred healthcare provider can get you answers to your questions, solutions to your problems and a clear path toward optimal vitality.

Dietary Influences

In our crazy day-to-day lives, eating the recommended portions of fruits, vegetables, dairy and proteins can be tough. However, there are other influences on your health as well. For example, do you have issues with:

  • Food allergies

  • Body odor and/or bad breath

  • Excessive belching or gas

  • Difficult digestion

To find out what foods influence (for good or for bad) your daily diet, analyze the foods you eat. Doing this can help you see which nutrients you are short on and which types of foods may be causing unpleasant symptoms. Once armed with that awareness, you’ll have the power to change your eating habits and get back to feeling well.

So what can a personal health evaluation do for you? A lot! But before you begin working on any health goals, find out what areas you should focus on the most to bring you success, health, and happiness.

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