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10 Tell-Tale Signs That You’re Actually Perfectly Healthy

littlethings.com logo littlethings.com 4/14/2018 Kate Taylor
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The internet is chock-full of articles telling you that there’s something wrong with your health.

Being concerned about your health is completely normal. That’s why many of us seek answers when something seems wrong, though we often end up jumping to the worst-case scenario.

The list below is completely different. Instead of going through what might be wrong with you, we’ve identified some signs that highlight the fact that you are in fact perfectly healthy!

While every person is different, there are some things commonly associated with good health. The condition of our lips, skin, and even how often we go to the bathroom are all signs that indicate our level of health.

So sit back, relax, and learn about all the ways your amazing body is working to tell you that you’re doing well! 

1. You Have A Good Resting Heart Rate

a drawing of a person: 1. You Have A Good Resting Heart Rate © Laura Caseley For LittleThings 1. You Have A Good Resting Heart Rate

Most of us don’t take notice of our heart rates unless we’re at the doctor, or those times your chest is pounding.

Your resting heart rate depends on your age and fitness level. The American Heart Association provides a general rule of thumb: children and adults over the age of 10 should  have a resting heart rate of 60 to 100 beats per minute.

A well-trained athlete may range from 40 to 60 beats per minute.

2. Your Lips Aren't Cracked Or Dry

2. Your Lips Aren't Cracked Or Dry © Laura Caseley For LittleThings 2. Your Lips Aren't Cracked Or Dry

Cracked or chapped lips are always uncomfortable.

Luckily, dry lips are rarely the sign of a more serious underlying problem.

According to NIVEA, dehydration and vitamin deficiency are the two main health-related causes of chapped lips.

Therefore, hydrated and full lips are a sign that you’re getting enough water and vitamins.

3. Your Urine Is The Right Color

a drawing of a cartoon character: 3. Your Pee Is The Right Color © Laura Caseley For LittleThings 3. Your Pee Is The Right Color

We’ve all noticed how our urine can range in color, especially if we’re not feeling well or haven’t been drinking enough water.

According to the Mayo Clinic, normal and healthy urine color can range from a pale yellow to a deep amber.

4. Your Wounds Heal Quickly

4. Your Wounds Heal Quickly © Laura Caseley For LittleThings 4. Your Wounds Heal Quickly

Even the most graceful among us can get cuts and scrapes once in a while.

While they hurt at first, we’re usually rewarded by how quickly they heal. So, how quickly are they supposed to do so?

According to the American Diabetes Association, wounds heal in a three-step process.

First there’s inflammation, which helps prevent infection. Second is the formation of new cells or a scab. Lastly, scar tissue forms to heal the wound completely.

The process shouldn’t take longer than around three weeks. The more quickly it heals, the healthier you are.

5. You Have (Or Used To Have) Regular Periods

5. You Have (Or Used To Have) Regular Periods © Laura Caseley For LittleThings 5. You Have (Or Used To Have) Regular Periods

A woman’s cycle is one of the most telling signs of good health.

Regular periods are a blessing for your body and mind. On the contrary, irregular periods are a sign that your hormone levels and other bodily functions may be out of balance.

Women’s Health Network explains that a normal cycle is officially every 28 days, but anywhere from 21 to 36 days is also normal.

What is most important is that you are regular, and that your body is doing what it was made to do.

6. Your Skin Is Clear

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Our skin is the biggest organ on our body, and it can reveal amazing things about our health.

No one has perfect skin, but there are some signs that communicate that your skin and you are healthy.

According to Céleteque Dermo, some of these include smooth texture, even color, hydration, and normal sensations.

7. Your Weight Is Stable

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There is a lot of pressure on most people to lose weight. However, maintaining a healthy weight is just as important.

The Harvard School of Public Health explains that a stable, healthy weight reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, and many cancers as well.

8. You Have Strong Nails

8. You Have Strong Nails © Laura Caseley For LittleThings 8. You Have Strong Nails

Some women spend hours a week on their nails while others spend none at all. However, what is most important for your health is that your nails are strong.

According to the Mayo Clinic, nails are just an extension of our skin and reveal many of the same signs.

Healthy nails should be “smooth, without ridges, grooves, spots or discoloration.”

So, even if they’re not freshly manicured, at least you’re healthy!

9. You Have Regular Bowel Movements

9. You Have Regular Bowel Movements © Laura Caseley For LittleThings 9. You Have Regular Bowel Movements

When it comes to going to the bathroom, everyone is different.

Some people can’t do number two more than three times a week, while others do it more than once or twice a day.

What’s most important, according to Reader’s Digest, is that your bowel movements are regular.

A sudden change is a sign of trouble for your digestive system. On the other hand, sticking more or less to your routine is a sign that all is well.

10. You're Alert (Most Of The Time)

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We’re all entitled to being a little groggy before we go to sleep, or before we wake up.

We can all even be a little forgetful in our waking hours, too. In fact, being forgetful is even linked to intelligence.

With that said, becoming noticeably more forgetful or inattentive is often the first sign of serious illness, according to UW Health.

Video: Exactly how often you really need to see different kinds of doctors (Provided by Self) 

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