Want to be educated a bit today??? Well here you go!!! I just read an article in Redbook magazine by Mindy Walker concerning some health issues and thought I would share. A couple of them I had heard already but a couple were new to me. There aren’t many so this will be a quick infomercial with nothing to buy at the end!
Creased Earlobes– Years and years of research have led scientists to conclude that a crease across one of your earlobes is associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Get your blood pressure and cholesterol checked and see if you fall into this category if you see a significant crease there.
- Thin or Sparse Eyebrows—-(not due to overplucking) are well documented sign of thryroid issues. Without the thyroid hormone hair gets thin and brittle and this can be evident in the eyebrows also. A blood test will be able to detect your levels.
3.Breast Size—-You didn’t think I would post a picture of a breast, did you?? Trying to keep it PG here!!! But the fact is that the bigger your chest the higher your risk of Type 2 Diabetes. A study by Nurses’ Health Study followed 90,000 women for 20 years. The results indicated that women who have a D cup or larger at age 20 are 5 times more likely to develop the disease than those with A cups. The facts stay trued even after adjusting for obesity, diet, smoking and family history. It also indicated that there is a type of fat in the breast may produce hormones that encourage diabetes—-if you think you might be at risk a simple fasting blood glucose test will tell you your risk.
4. Short Pointer Finger—If your pointer finger is shorter than your ring finger you may be twice as likely to develop knee osteoarthritis. The larger the difference the bigger the risk. Best way to prevent creaky knees is to maintain a healthy weight —extra pounds strain knees. Point taken, study, point taken. Am working on that!
And a final note—women who improved their emotional health along with losing weight were more likely to shed pounds than those who were focused only on slimming down. According to Laren Oster the best strategy is to get 8 hours of good sleep a night, try to exercise outside and pari up with a pal for social support. Sounds like sound advice!
Thanks to Java at Never Growing Old for the blog hop today!!!