How Healthy Are You? 10 Easy Self-Checks
What's Your Diabetes Risk?10. Diabetes risk
Adults with this chronic metabolic disease are two to four times more likely to have a stroke or develop heart disease than those without.
Give yourself 1 point for items that apply to you.
Your age is 40 to 45. ___
Your ethnicity is any other than white/Caucasian. ___
You've had gestational diabetes. ___
You have a family history of diabetes. ___
You've been diagnosed with high blood pressure. ___
Your menstrual cycle is irregular. ___
You've had a baby that weighed more than nine pounds at birth. ___
You exercise three to five days a week but not more. ___
Your BMI is 25 to 29.9 (use the calculator at fitnessmagazine.com/bmi). ___
Give yourself 2 points for Items that apply to you.
You are older than 45. ___
Your BMI is 30 or higher. ___
You exercise fewer than three days a week. ___
Your Total Score ___
> 5 points = Poor
< 4 points = Good
Proper weight management is essential for lowering your risk for type 2 diabetes. Shoot for at least 150 minutes of physical activity every week and fill your plate with healthy fare.
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