Are You at a Healthy Weight?

AARP.com has a great article on determining if you are at a healthy weight and tips on how to get there if you’re not. BMI stands for body mass index and it is a calculation that uses your height and weight to guess how much body fat you have.

Click here to use their BMI calculator! (It is on the right of the page)

Another formula that AARP.com shares:

For women: add “100 pounds of body weight for the first five feet of height plus 5 pounds for each additional inch.”

For Men: “add 106 pounds of body weight for the first five feet of height plus six pounds for each additional inch.”

Some tips to maintain a healthy diet are eat less red meat, eat more fish, limit eating up to four eggs a week, eat fiber, and cut back on fried food.

Click here for the original article—courtesy of AARP.com

So are you at a healthy weight? Any other tips you would like to share?

 

Strongest Predictor of Hair Loss in Women is Martial Status

It is already been proven that hair loss in men is due to genetics, but what about women? Two new studies showed that hair loss in women is contributed by their lifestyle factors such as divorce or death of a spouse.

The studies were conducted by Dr. Bahman Guyuron, a plastic surgeon at Case Western Reserve University. They looked at only identical twins, because they are born with the same hairlines and any difference would be caused by environmental factors.

The researchers found that the strongest predicator of hair loss in women was their martial status while smoking, skin condition, and diabetes contributed to higher hair loss.

Other factors such as having a lot of money and kids, high blood pressure, and excessive sleeping pattern were linked to hair loss.  Those who drink coffee, had a happy marriage, and protected their scalp from sun exposure were less likely to have thinning hair.

Read original article here—courtesy of Times Health Land

 

What do you think of this study?