Are Six Pack Abs A Sign of Good Health?
Yes you have six pack, killer
abs. Bur are you sure you are healthy? Of course you can
measure a person’s health on their outside appearance,
but there are other ways of measuring how
healthy you are aside from basing it on the
Weight of course, can tell is a person is healthy or not.
But weight is also not the reliable. Doctors use body mass
index or BMI to measure or judge a person’s size against
weight. BMI is a calculation of kilograms/meter squared. A BMI
between 18 to 25 is healthy. But someone who is very fit and
muscular could have a BMI greater than 25. This would classify
them ass overweight.
BMI is a useless indicator for people under 16. Instead of
using the weigh and height ratio, what should be factored is
the person’s age and potential for growth. An example would be
if a child was gaining weight to quickly for their age or it
they were not gaining enough weight or growing.
Body shape can also be an indicator of good health. Doctors
are looking at waist measurements because they know that
“apple-shape” people carry excess weight around their middle.
These people can be at risk of obesity-related conditions such
as heart disease. Be sure to measure your waistline. If your
waistline is larger than 35 inches, you are at an increased
risk of health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure and
high cholesterol. Paying attention to your waistline helps you
to avoid unhealthy eating and increase mobility or
Other health indicators would be the skin. Tan, freckles or
moles that are odd shaped or growing, this probably mean an
unhealthy skin. Tanning or sun exposure an age the skin and
increase the risk of skin cancer. Use sunscreen and get a
dermatologist opinion about spots and moles.
When brushing your teeth, check your spit. If there is
blood, your gums may need attention. Bleeding gums indicate
poor oral health and vitamin deficiencies. Gum disease may also
be a sign of cardiovascular problems. Blood on the toothbrush
or dental floss is one of the earliest and most common sign of
gingivitis. Gingivitis is preventable and reversible. Gums need
undergo a through removal of plaque, improved daily oral
hygiene practices, a good diet and nutritional supplements.
It is more than just bad breath. Gum problems can now be
linked to heart disease, clogged arteries, stroke, premature
birth, and diabetes. women who have preterm deliveries have
more severe gum conditions with mothers with normal deliveries.
People with gumdisease and tooth decay are almost twice as
likely to die of heart attacks and almost three times as likely
to have a stroke.
Also, feel your lips. If your lips are dry and chapped, it
could signal to you that you are dehydrated, which is an
unhealthy state for your body to be in. Dehydration can cause
headaches and fatigue, as well as drain the moisture from your
skin making it look old and dry.
Also watch out for your fingernails. Healthy fingernails and
toe nails are strong, colorless and smooth. If they are
yellowing, brittle, have ridges, crumbling and having white
spots, then these are obvious signs that your nails are not
Nail problems can indicate viral, fungal, bacterial or yeast
infection. It may also show abnormal levels of oxygen in the
blood, kidney disease, thyroid disease or psoriasis and
malnutrition or a vitamin deficiency.
You do not have to rely on six pack abs, biceps or lats to
say something about your health and other people’s health.
There are telltale signs that you should never ignore.