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7 Subtle Signs That Youíre Healthy

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2. Regular, Well-Formed Bowel Movements
Yes, it all comes down to poop. Normal feces comes in many†different shapes, sizes, and colors, but as long as yours isnít bloody, loose, or painfully hard, youíre probably okay. Being regular is another good indicator of relative health; when your body is processing solid waste quickly and efficiently, it shows that thereís adequate fiber in your diet and your digestive system is working properly.

3. Stable Weight
Assuming youíre not grossly underweight or morbidly obese, a relatively stable weight is a sign of good health. Significant unexplained gains and losses or yo-yoing back and forth on diets are causes for concern.

4. Quick Wound Healing
If you find that small cuts, scrapes, or burns take a very long time to heal or if you experience unexplained bruising from light pressure, see a doctor. If you donít, congratulations! Your blood is clotting normally, your white cells are carrying away bacteria, and your blood vessels are healthy. Youíre doing alright.

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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!

11:17PM PDT on Oct 10, 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 :)

8:22AM PDT on Sep 30, 2011

Thanks for this info!

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