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How Healthy Are You? 10 Easy Self-Checks

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How Well Do You Handle Pressure?

9. Stress level

Your body perceives stress as a threat and goes into defend-and-protect mode. "Your immune cells can't focus on restoring and repairing your body, so a host of other physical conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome, bladder problems, and severe PMS, can appear," says Stephanie McClellan, MD, a coauthor of The Ultimate Stress-Relief Plan for Women.

Select your answers:

Do you regularly have trouble falling asleep or wake up feeling unrefreshed? YES / NO

Have you found yourself recently being more critical of yourself or others? YES / NO

Has your skin recently developed eczema or started to look sallow, with dark circles under your eyes? YES / NO

Does your midsection feel more bloated than usual, or have you gained weight there? YES / NO

Has your hair changed texture or started falling out? YES / NO

> 2 YESES = Poor
1 or 0 YESES = Good

Health Rx

Try this speedy stress controller: Jump rope 100 times, do 20 push-ups, and finish with a quick round of 15 biceps curls, triceps dips, and shoulder presses with light weights. "It gets rid of pent-up energy and takes six minutes max," Dr. McClellan says.

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veronicavanderwel wrote:

By "waist" don't you mean natural waist??? which is the smaller part around your middle not the larger part of your belly? Because 35 inches for a belly area isn't that big depending on your height┐..???

2/18/2014 10:12:49 PM Report Abuse
guillermoginorio wrote:

It is very good to alert people of his health condition.

10/6/2012 12:45:34 PM Report Abuse
goe1 wrote:

Suggest showing a picture of an earlobe crease & no crease.

7/30/2012 02:34:23 PM Report Abuse
kingsservant11 wrote:

Inspired by the information. However in the "Can You Think Fast" section under the visual acuity test, the letter "M" is missing. The number 13 is there but no "M". Was this a deliberate omission or did someone not realize it was missing before publication?

7/21/2012 12:52:24 PM Report Abuse
gretelpacific1 wrote:

Patrick, I understand where you are coming from, but there is Men's Fitness magazine that specifically focuses on men.

7/19/2012 09:51:02 PM Report Abuse

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