We hear this all the time. Are you listening to your body? What is your body telling you? Many times we ignore many signs that are the warning signs of illnesses, diseases, physical and emotional feelings. Our bodies are like a fine tuned car. We know when a car isn’t running right because we hear it, feel it and see it. Well, our bodies are the same way. If I hit my toe, it hurts and my brain knows it. If my stomach aches, my brain knows it. If my back aches and I can’t stand up properly my brain knows it. Just because the brain knows it doesn’t necessarily mean that we accept it. The pain in our chest, that we choose to ignore, “it will go away”, Lump in my breast,” I have dense breast, it’s probably nothing, I’ll have it checked at my next appointment”.
What signs are you ignoring?
|F||Face Drooping – Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person’s smile uneven?|
|A||Arm Weakness – Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?|
|S||Speech Difficulty – Is speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like “The sky is blue.” Is the sentence repeated correctly?|
|T||Time to call 9-1-1 – If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get the person to the hospital immediately. Check the time so you’ll know when the first symptoms appeared.|
Some heart attacks are sudden and intense — the “movie heart attack,” where no one doubts what’s happening. But most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Often people affected aren’t sure what’s wrong and wait too long before getting help. Here are signs that can mean a heart attack is happening:
- Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
- Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
- Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.
- Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.
- Listen to your body.
Really listen to your body! Talk to your physician and get some answers.
Head to the Emergency Room ASAP if you think you are having a Stroke or Heart Attack-Don’t risk your life!
- Replace the negative with the positive.
Be positive; surround yourself with positive, uplifting people that make you feel good. Unload those people that bring you down or do not support yourself. Do positive things in life that make you feel good. Smile, Laugh, Be Happy!
- Take action.
Get Out and Move, Enjoy Life! Your body breathes for you, pumps blood without you knowing, just to keep you alive-Take care of it.
Use your five senses to connect to your body and then listen to them.
Trust your body to let you know when it needs to be checked out.
Treat your precious body with lots of care. Listen, connect, and trust.
Your body won’t let you down as long as you don’t ignore it!
Life is too short not to listen to it. Are You Listening!