Empowering Wellness: A Comprehensive Guide to Regular Self-Checks for a Healthier You

Take Control of Your Health – Insights and Practices for Maintaining Well-being Through Consistent Self-Examinations”The term “Empowering Wellness” can have a few different meanings, so I need some more context to understand what you’re looking for. Here are some possibilities:

1. Organizations:

  • Empowering Wellness LLC: This is a counseling practice specializing in helping high achievers and intelligent individuals with mental health concerns.
  • Empowering Wellness Centre: This is a wellness center in Australia offering chiropractic, massage therapy, naturopathy, and other holistic services.
  • Empowering Wellness Initiative: This is a web-based program providing mental and physical health resources for adults and children.

2. General concept:

  • Empowering Wellness: This could refer to the overall philosophy of taking charge of your own well-being by making healthy choices and building resilience.

3. Other:

There are also many other organizations and programs that use “Empowering Wellness” in their name.

To help me understand your question better, could you please provide some additional information? For example, are you looking for information about a specific organization, are you interested in learning more about the concept of empowering wellness, or something else entirely?


  • 1 When to Perform Self-Checks
  • 2 What to Check
  • 3 Body and Skin
  • 4 Exercise Capacity
  • 5 Food
  • 6 Nails and Hair
  • 7 Feet
  • 8 Emotions
  • 9 Sleep
  • 10 Breast Check
  • 11 Testicular Check for Men
  • 12. When to See a Healthcare Provider
  • 13 Making Connections
  • 14 Closing Thoughts

Amid the craziness of our lives, we tend to forget to pay attention to what keeps our bodies moving and moving: our bodies. Our body is blessed with various ways to know something is amiss. Self-checks can help us gain an understanding of the requirements of our bodies and can help us address any issues in the early stages.

When to Perform Self-Checks

It could differ depending on the person as well as their overall health. It’s a good idea for the general population to check your health at least once a month. It is essential to check your body and mental well-being, assess quickly, and address any health issues needing attention.

In certain circumstances, self-checks can be carried out more frequently. In particular, I recommend diabetic patients check their feet often because they have a greater risk of developing slowly growing injuries and nerve pain, including a loss of sensation.

What to Check

It’s not a complete list but a good starting point. You can add items that relate to your personal health and lifestyle needs.

Body and Skin
  • Does something seem or feel different?
  • Does your outfit fit differently?
  • Are you suffering from an inability to tolerate extreme heat or cold?
  • Are you suffering from swelling in your arms or legs?
  • Do you recognize the appearance of moles? Does it appear odd to grow larger or change colour?
Exercise Capacity
  • Are you unable to do your usual activities?
  • Are you feeling increased fatigue, slow breathing, or constant discomfort?
  • How do you break up your meals?
  • How many hours will it take to finish a whole meal?
  • Do you ever feel hungry after eating?
  • Do you believe your body is getting enough nutrients?
  • After meals, do you experience frequent stomach symptoms (bloating, stomach pain, heartburn)?
  • Are you constantly looking for sugar, ice, or other food item?
  • Have you experienced any food sensitivities that you have recently experienced?
Nails and Hair
  • Are you experiencing dry or easily broken nails?
  • Do your nails look spoon-shaped? Discolored or extremely hard?
  • Are you experiencing excessive loss of hair or dryness?
  • Do you feel any burning or tingling?
  • Are your feet cold?
  • Do you feel a loss of sensitivity to temperature or pain?
  • Are there any cuts or bruises that aren’t healing? Do you think there is bleeding?
  • Do you have giant toenails that are difficult to cut?
  • Are you experiencing sudden mood swings or even anger?
  • Do you repeat negative self-talk?
  • Are you unable to concentrate?
  • Are you bored with your life routine?
  • Are you seeing variations in the duration of your sleep?
  • Are you awake often in the late evening?
  • Do you suffer from an obnoxious snore? Or cease breathing? or get out of a sleepy, cranky state?
  • Are you experiencing fatigue or headaches in the early morning?

The tests that follow are designed for adults who are older than twenty. The tests should be followed up by an imaging test or any additional tests as required.

Breast Check
  • Do you feel or see the appearance of any lumps?
  • Are you noticing dimplings or changes in the texture of its surface?
  • Are there any changes to the Nipple? For instance, discharge or inversion?
  • Do you feel that there is arm swelling?
Testicular Check for Men
  • Do you see any swelling or lumps?
  • Do you feel any strange firmness?
  • Are you experiencing an uncomfortable and dull pain in your abdomen?
When to See a Healthcare Provider

If you notice something unusual and your symptoms don’t seem to improve or worsen, you should have your doctor examine you. It is very skilled in detecting when something’s going out of control. Sometimes, it’s just one sign; however, it can be an entire series of events. The symptoms shouldn’t be ignored, regardless of how small they appear. Early start of any treatment could aid in recovering faster and more efficiently.

Making Connections

In addition to identifying possible problems, Self-checks allow us to determine the links among our activities and their effects on us. Remember that organ systems do not separate. All of them are interconnected. For instance, the appearance of our skin measures the level of hydration, hormone changes, and gut health, especially for women. Our energy levels account for sleep quality, emotional well-being, and diet. Some of these indicators are apparent, and others require more research.

As a physician, I rely on these indicators to pinpoint the source of nutritional problems in a patient. I recall consultations with patients diagnosed with fatty liver disease. The name implies that when you suffer from fatty liver disease, there is a build-up of fat in the interior of the liver. If the condition isn’t treated, it can lead to the failure of the liver and a heart attack.

In the hopes of resolving this issue, patients generally follow a fat-free diet. Much to their dismay, in reality, this can aggravate the symptoms. The body could cause constant cravings for food and mood swings. The hunger pans out, and he doesn’t seem satisfied.

The increased intake of food results in an increase in the amount of fat stored. What’s the significance? The appearance of more fat, a flaky liver, and brain fog.

After a thorough evaluation and easy changes, these symptoms will be reduced, and the patient will be directed in the right direction. The most important thing is taking the time to consider what your body is trying to convey.

Closing Thoughts

Regular self-checks as an element of your daily routine will help you stay at the top of your mental and physical health. The more frequently you do this, the easier it is to keep your health in good shape for the long haul.

Remember that your body needs breaks. Take time to unwind and relax your mind and body. The body we live in daily has been given an Amanah, a trust handed to us in this life. We must care for it. The most authentic version of ourselves is among the best things we can offer us and to those we love deeply.

Summaya Ali received an advanced degree in nutrition from the University of Illinois and is an accredited dietetics. She contributes regularly to Halal Consumer Magazine. HTML2 She’s involved in various illnesses, with two of her favourite areas of study being chronic kidney disease and heart disease.

The issue was reprinted in the fall 2023 issue of Halal Consumer Magazine with permission from IFANCA and Halal Consumer Magazine.

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