I think that it is important to highlight some key indicators that your body gives you when being in an unhealthy relationship. Many times we ignore what our bodies are telling us because of numerous reasons. For women’s health and overall well-being not only will listening to your body improve healthy behaviors and daily habits, but you will become more in tune with yourself and your surroundings.
It is important to know the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships. Some prominent examples of a healthy relationship include:
- Open and direct communication
- Mutual Respect
- Security and comfort
- Emotional intimacy
- Shared values and beliefs
As I wrote in “The Top 5 Health Concerns That Women Are Experiencing” added stress, unhealthy living habits and changes in body hormones can lead to ailments and health diseases in the long run that can be difficult to deal with. By identifying with some of the negative signs associated with bad relationships listed below, you can seek the help that you need in changing things around.
When you suffer from insomnia, it’s often because your cortisol levels are revved up at night as a result of too many “fight-or-flight” stress responses in your body. Eliminate your insomnia by cutting out the dead weight in your life in order to get a good night’s rest.
Believe it or not, excessive weight gain can be associated with depression, stress, and hormone changes. While being overweight is one of the body’s whispers of poor health, it is also associated with being in an unhealthy relationship.
When you’re feeling down and comfort food is your go to, try getting out of the house and going for a walk, or taking up a yoga class. You’d be surprised in the shift in weight once you get out and get moving.
Here is a sure sign that you are not getting enough fluids to your body. Although this is not directly correlated with being in an unhealthy relationship, you could always drink a few more glasses of water each day.
Do you dread coming home to your significant other or get an anxious feeling when they are around? Then your body is definitely telling you that something is not right.
Irregular bowel movements
Healthy bowels move every time you eat a meal. It’s called the “gastrocolic reflex.” When you insert food into the digestive tract, healthy bowels move to eliminate toxins and make room for new nutrition. When this does not happen you can become constipated and this is not a good feeling to experience.
Constant cold or flu
We all are exposed to viruses and bacteria but healthy individuals should be able to fight off these viruses fairly well. If you are constantly sick and can’t seem to shake that cold, then it is time to start listening to your body.
Although many of these signs can be associated with different illnesses and health changes, women should always be aware of their bodies and the reactions that you give off when faced with added stress and hormone changes.