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7 Subtle Signs That You’re Healthy

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7 Subtle Signs That You’re Healthy

By DivineCaroline

It’s a fact of digital life that every time you’re hit with a twinge of pain or a pang of discomfort, the natural impulse is to immediately google your symptoms, which will lead you to reach the eventual (and sensible) conclusion that you probably have cancer.

Relax! The good news is that you probably don’t have cancer. Or AIDS, dengue fever, Lyme disease, Ebola, leprosy, or any of the other terrifying illnesses that keep WebMD in business. In fact, you may be even healthier than you think. Random pains can be distressing, but if your body displays these subtle signs of health, chances are good that you’re actually doing just fine.

1. Relatively Clear, Copious Urine
If you’re peeing a few times a day and it’s pale yellow—not cloudy, dark, or super-concentrated—that means that you’re adequately hydrated and your kidneys are healthy. Completely colorless urine, however, indicates that you may be over-hydrated, and while that’s not as problematic as being dehydrated, it could mean that you’re losing valuable salts and electrolytes.

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At DivineCaroline.com, women come together to learn from experts in the fields, of health, sustainability, and culture; to reflect on shared experiences; and to express themselves by writing and publishing stories about anything that matters to them. Here, real women publish like real pros. Together, with our staff writers, they’re discussing all facets of women’s lives from relationships and careers, to travel and healthy living. So come discover, read, learn, laugh and connect at DivineCaroline.com.

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6:39AM PST on Dec 26, 2011

Great article.. For once we are being told that we don't need to ''freak-out-at-every-pain-receptor-activated'' !

6:33PM PST on Nov 8, 2011

thank you

7:38PM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

Thanks for the post.

10:17AM PDT on Oct 13, 2011

Thanks!

6:17AM PDT on Oct 11, 2011

thanks

3:49PM PDT on Oct 8, 2011

7 out of 7, yay!

9:47AM PDT on Oct 6, 2011

Thanks for the info!

3:47AM PDT on Oct 6, 2011

thanks

2:12PM PDT on Oct 2, 2011

i guess im pretty healthy then :)

12:59PM PDT on Sep 30, 2011

Thanks a bunch

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