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It takes time to understand your health. Everyone is different, and despite what fad diets say, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to wellness. The fitness industry also tells us we have to conform to exercise workouts that are cutting-edge and way outside our fitness levels. You don’t have to listen to any of that to learn more about your health. Here’s how to understand your health on your terms this year.

Listen To Your Body

Your body is constantly letting you know how it’s feeling. Pay attention to the foods you eat and the exercise you get. Note how your body feels after consuming certain foods and find the line between exercising just enough and too much. If you listen to your body, you can learn about your limitations and what works to establish excellent health.

Do Some Research

If you want to understand your health better, start researching human health. Search for common issues under queries like ‘what is lymphedema’ to learn more about lymphatic drainage and other aspects of health that are not always discussed in mainstream health news. Get curious and increase your knowledge of interesting health topics that can influence your well-being, like plant medicine and yoga.

Aim For Balance

Listen to your body and your mind to achieve balance with your health this year. Just as it is essential to eat foods that nourish your health, it is also healthy to indulge once in a while.

Satisfy your sweet tooth and give yourself the self-love you deserve with a treat now and then. Life is about balance, so remember not to push yourself too hard. Learn to understand your health by noting when you crave certain foods.


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Track Your Patterns

Keep a log of your mental health and your physical health. Highlight any patterns you notice, and talk to your doctor about anything that jumps out at you. The more we pay attention to how we feel, the greater the grip we’ll develop over our health and wellness.

If applicable, track your menstrual cycle to see if you notice physical or mental health symptoms taking place at specific points during your cycle. Look into women’s health checkups to address any related symptoms.

Understanding your health can give you a clear path to moving forward and feeling your best. You will learn to anticipate what your body or mind needs and can act accordingly to always feel your best.

Go To Therapy

Therapy is for everyone. If you want to understand your health more this year, start seeing an in-person or online therapist and learn more about yourself. Discuss your goals with your therapist and participate wholeheartedly in your sessions.

You might uncover some truths about yourself and work to improve your self-talk. Work through complex issues and come out the other side feeling better by working with a therapist you trust.

Pay Close Attention To How You Feel

To learn more about your health this year, dive into the multifaceted aspects of caring for your entire self. From getting enough exercise and eating healthy to tending to the emotional parts of your shadow self, there is a lot you can learn about your health.

Reach out to a therapist covered under your insurance plan and look for professionals specializing in the physical issues you’re dealing with. Sometimes, a primary doctor is not enough to address underlying health issues, and a specialist is needed. Talk to your doctor to determine the next steps and prioritize your health this year. Learning to understand your health is a process. Start paying attention to how you feel and take action to see improvements.