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How Healthy Are You? 10 Easy Self-Checks

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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 ___

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

Health Rx

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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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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