5 indicators to predict your future health
Curious if you’re going to live a long and healthy life? Find out how you can predict your future health in this article.
Body Mass Index or BMI is a measurement of a person’s weight according to their height. BMI somehow correlates with total body fat. This means that as the BMI score increases, so does your total body fat. This method is used by healthcare professionals to screen for overweight and obese individuals. People with high BMI are at risk of high blood cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and etc.
Large waist circumference is an indicator of internal fat and associated with health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and coronary artery disease. If you’re curious about your waist circumference, loop a tape measure around your waist and take the measurement while you exhale. For women, the ideal waist circumference is less than 35 inches and less than 40 inches for men.
3. Grip Strength
Do you know that your ability to grip something relates to both your upper body strength as well as your heart’s ability to handle pumping against a higher pressure? In order to improve your grip strength, you need to build muscle.
Push-ups are the perfect workout to train your entire body as it requires strength and endurance. The more reps you can complete, the stronger and better cardiovascular system you have. A study suggests that adult men who could perform more than 40 push-ups had a significantly lower risk of developing heart disease compared to those who couldn’t.
5.Your walking speed
Walking is probably the easiest workout but don’t underestimate it because walking works your balance, coordination, lower limb and core strength, as well as cardiovascular health. Scientist found that brisk walkers enjoy longer life expectancy than those with a slower stride. So, walk faster and live longer.
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