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Our health needs our attention: Are we listening to our Body Ka Alarm?

, ET Spotlight|
Updated: Mar 26, 2019, 11.19 AM IST
ET Spotlight
Our generation is known to hustle in everything we do. Huddled with work, responsibilities and a multitude of other things, we live a busy life, with something pivotal constantly seeking our attention –our health. Our body is the best expert of itself and it keeps giving us signs when things are not right. However, more often than not, we ignore what our body is trying to tell us.

While we try to eat healthy and make time for exercise, we often fail to recognize some of the most common symptoms of illnesses. These innocent oversights often cost us physically, emotionally and financially. But it is not entirely our fault; most of us don’t know what major body alarms look, feel, or sound like.

Unlike what movies and TV series’ show us, critical illnesses often creep in silently. These can be tackled and the best way to tackle the threat is by being aware. But how do we do that?Here’s some help:

Listening to our body
Listening to our body
While we are busy in our lives, it is important to have a close and trusting relationship with our bodies. We can start by understanding what our body is telling us through small signs and symptoms and listening to even the slightest of signals. It can be something as simple as getting our heartburn checked, instead of ignoring it as mere acidity. Paying attention to our body’s symptoms early is crucial in taking preventive measures. When we feel signs from our body such as constant fatigue, persistent cough, sudden loss of balance or continuous abdominal pain, we must understand what our body is trying to tell us instead of attributing it to the long day we had. We should trust our body to give us the right signs and immediately take the next step to get better.

Taking timely actions
Taking timely actions
Taking preventive steps like a timely health check-up is always easier and better than actually tackling a bigger problem -this is something we all have grown up learning. Conscious efforts like opting for healthier lifestyles, getting proper health check-ups or eating right are always easier on the mind, body, and finances. We are busy building a corpus for a relaxed retired life but ailments especially critical illnesses can impair our road map.

Planning our finances
Planning our finances
It is a known fact that critical illnesses are expensive. They can take a toll on our family’s emotional as well as financial stability, in addition to the physical trauma that it could cause. However, investing in the right instruments and having reliable health and life plans is one of the easiest ways to prepare for it. Having a complete protection plan in our financial kitty often eases the stress that is associated with the possibility of suffering from these illnesses.

To spread knowledge and awareness about this,ICICI Prudential Life Insurance in association with Times Spotlight has come up with its CSR initiative, Suna Kya? Body Ka Alarm. The initiative urges people to pay attention to their body signs and encourages them to be financially prepared. ICICI Prudential Life has also tied-up with SRL diagnostics to provide discounted packages for health check-ups.

So, listen to your body, take timely actions and prepare yourself financially. Visit www.listentobody.comnow to know more.

(This article is generated and published by ET Spotlight team. You can get in touch with them on
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