Are you still fine after the lockdown periods? It’s time to take care of yourself, especially your health. Generally, most people will pay attention to their weight, tall, blood sugar, and blood pressure, is it enough?
In fact, there are several values that are vital to our health, we should concern about those values, it just likes the invisible danger, if you accidentally touch it, your body will alarm.
Therefore, let’s take a look at these 4 health risks, check your body still healthy or not.
The body mass index was first proposed by the Belgian statistician and mathematician Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet in the mid-19th century. It is defined as the weight (kg)/height (meter).
BMI is a statistical tool used in public health research. It is an indicator of the overall nutritional status of the human body. It was used as an indicator of obesity in the past because it was found that BMI and body fat are highly statistically correlated.
According to the BMI value, you can know about your health status. To be mention, the healthy BMI value is between 18.5 and 24.
So, if it is lower than 18.5, that means underweight, lower than 15, that means serious underweight. On the other hand, if it is higher than 24, that means overweight, higher than 40, it is serious obesity.
In short, as we know, obesity can easily lead to cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, myocardial infarction, and stroke.
In 2010, a study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism proposed that the thicker neck you are, the higher risk of potential cardiovascular problems you will have.
According to clinical studies, the neck circumference of men should not exceed 39 cm, women should not exceed 35 cm. Obese usually have thicker necks, which is mainly caused by poor body fat metabolism.
People with thick necks also have a higher risk of developing metabolic diseases. If you are bald, sorry, the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases will be higher.
Heart rate refers to the number of heartbeats per minute of normal people in a quiet state. Normally, people’s heartbeat is 60 to 100 beats per minute.
However, the heart rate may vary from person to person, due to age, gender, or other physiological factors.
For the adult whose heartbeat exceeds 100 beats per minute, or the heartbeat falls below 60 per minute, you are in danger now, it is the symptom of arrhythmia.
Arrhythmia can cause dizziness, fainting, difficulty breathing, or chest pain. It also can increase the risk of complications such as stroke, heart failure, even cause cardiac arrest, shock, and sudden death.
The accumulation of excessive fat in the internal organs of the human body is one of the main causes of diseases, and waist circumference is an important indicator for measuring intra-abdominal obesity.
Abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol level, etc. are listed as the diagnostic criteria for metabolic syndrome.
As long as there are three or more abnormalities you are, it’s considered a metabolic syndrome that will increase the contract and mortality of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
For your best health, your waist should be less than 100 cm around for men, and less than 90 cm for women. For each 1 cm increase in men’s waist circumference, the chance of getting metabolic syndrome increases by 14%; for each 1 cm increase in women’s waist circumference, the chance of getting metabolic syndrome increases by 5%.
Life will inevitably be injured, we only can prevent injuries and know how to make the wound healing better.