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What Your Body Murmurs

February 20, 2013

Unhealthy lifestyles sprungHead Case Designs Big Face Animals Hard Back Case for Sony Xperia U ST25i from various parts of the planet. Combined with tons of stress, these unhealthy habits of yours are surefire ways to make your journey to a heart attack much easier.

But mind you, you put yourself in an increased risk of not only a heart attack, but also conditions like Diabetes Mellitus, hypertension, cancer, and all other lifestyle related illnesses. Although there are a lot of smartphone apps to help you achieve your ideal weight and help you stay fit, without changing these bad habits, you cannot get anywhere.

On the other hand, are you aware of what each aspect of your body whispers and tries to tell you? The mere sense of smell or your body part length can foretell your future health. If some of these apply to you, do not fret. Calm yourself down and start the needed preventions.

  1. Finger length

In a 2008 study regarding arthritis and rheumatism, it was found out that those women whose index fingers are shorter than their ring fingers may be twice as vulnerable to having osteoarthritis in the knees. Having a shorter index finger is a dominant male characteristic. If you are a woman and you possess this finger length, perhaps you have lower levels of the female hormone estrogen. Estrogen is believed to have a role in the development of osteoarthritis, which is why menopausal women are predisposed to bone problems. Strengthen your muscles around your knees by straightening each leg ten times parallel to the floor while sitting on a chair. Hold each for five to ten seconds.

  1. Sense of smell

Those who belong to the bracket of older adults, your keen sense of smell is vital at this point. If you could not identify the scent of cinnamon, lemons, bananas, or other aromatic things, you are five times more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease within four years. This is based on the study Annals of Neurology back in 2008.  According to the researchers, the part of the brain which controls the olfactory sense may be one of the first affected areas in Parkinson’s disease. Try a precaution by taking a fish oil supplement. Omega 3 fatty acids have the capability to boost your brain’s resistance to a toxic compound responsible for Parkinson’s.

  1. Jeans size

Do you belong to the 40s group and you already carry with you a big abdomen? Beware. According to a study made by various neurologists, adults who have larger abdomens in their 40s are likely to develop dementia during their 70s. Even if you are not overweight, the dangerous fat that envelopes your internal organs or what they call the visceral fat secretes more inflammatory hormones that are known to be linked with the decline in cognition. Nutritionists and dieticians may recommend a controlled Mediterranean meal portions. Foods containing monounsaturated fatty acids may prevent the accumulation of visceral fat. These foods include olives, avocado, nuts, dark chocolate, and seeds.

At times, it is important for us to face the mirror and check what is lacking and what is excessive in us. Even if tech manufacturers tell you that the latest gadgets will help you in all your needs, agree not in everything they say. There are still things which we need to start changing within us. Our body parts may not be the confirmatory signs of developing diseases over time, but taking steps to live longer and better can make a huge difference in the future.

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