Just about everyone knows what a “selfie” is: that quick picture you snap of yourself on your cell phone camera. These photos can showcase your best features, whether that be your beautiful smile, your gorgeous eyes, or your remarkable skin. However, selfies can also do a lot of damage to your self-esteem, especially if you happen to catch a glimpse of your failing health in the photo. Bags under the eyes, fine lines, discolored skin, dryness, and overall gauntness can be seen easily when you click personal a pic. That must be why so many people are starting to notice how their selfies are making them a lot more conscious about their health and fitness.
Taking a selfie is a great way to send a smile across vast distances, but it can also convey your lackluster health to the world as well. Taking unpublished selfies does not make you vain. In fact, doing so is a terrific way to monitor yourself without even making the results part of public knowledge. In other words, selfies can be used for more than simply filling up the albums on your social media profile.
Some people like to snap a picture of themselves each day, watching closely for any subtle changes. In this way especially, purposeful selfies are becoming a highly effective method of deducing one’s overall health and wellbeing. Being able to see the effects of your chosen lifestyle through a virtual time lapse is a modern-day advantage that has never been possible before.
When you finally see the value in it and you ultimately decide that you want to use strategic selfies to monitor and/or improve your health and fitness, you will then need to start taking note of the things which indicate where any changes should be made. Try to keep your selfies in order according to the date they were taken. If you start noticing any of the following, it could be an indication that your health and fitness are failing:
Loose or yellowing teeth
Bags under the eyes
Excess fat on the face: jawline, cheeks, and chin
Dulled, greyed, or yellowed complexion
Loss of weight in the face: jawline, cheeks, and chin
Fine lines or wrinkles/signs of premature aging
Thinning hair or receding hairline
There are several other clear signs of failing health and fitness, but you might need to talk to your doctor for more specific details on those. The basic premise is that if you monitor your selfies closely you should be able to find out if you are doing well or not.
Taking a few selfies is not really a difficult task, especially when you consider all the benefits associated with doing it with a clear purpose. You should never attempt to diagnose yourself with a simple selfie, but you should start using it for some good. Allow it to inspire you to become more conscious of your health and fitness.