Waist Size is a Health Risk for Women
According to a research from the George Institute, women who have bigger waists relative to their hips have a greater risk of heart attack than men who have an “apple shape” as well. The waist to hip ratio is a better heart attack predictor for women than general obesity.
The researchers examined nearly 500,000 adults from the UK, aged 40 to 69.
Dr. Sanne Peters, the lead author from the institute said: “Our findings support the notion that having proportionally more fat around the abdomen appears to be more hazardous than more visceral fat, which is generally stored around the hips.”
Why are there significant differences between men and women? How can we use that knowledge? Dr Peters said: “Understanding the role sex differences in body fat distribution play in future health problems could lead to sex-specific public health interventions that could address the global obesity epidemic more effectively.”
What are the main heart attack symptoms:
- chest pain
- feeling lightheaded or dizzy
- pain in other parts of the body – the pain traveling from your chest to your arms
- shortness of breath
- an overwhelming sense of anxiety
- feeling or being sick
- coughing or wheezing
The chest pain is often severe, however, some people may feel only minor pain. Also, in some cases, there may not be any chest pain at all, specifically for women, the elderly and people who have diabetes.
What Percentage of the Brain do We Use?
The brain is probably the most complex and unknown organ in the human body. Many believe in the myth that we use only 10% of our brain. According to a research from 2013, around 65% of Americans believe that we use only 10% of our brain. For starters, the brain weighs around 3 pounds and has 100 billion neurons, cells that carry information throughout our brain. If any part of our brain gets damaged, we will most definitively feel the consequences of it. Do you still think that we use only 10% of our brain?
As neurologist Barry Gordon explained, the majority of the brain is almost always active.
Researchers proved that most of our brain is in use most of the time, even when we perform a very simple task. Even when we are resting or sleeping, a lot of our brain is still active.
Where does this myth about using 10% of our brain comes from? In an article from a 1907 edition, psychologist William James argued that we use only a part of our mental resources. However, he did not speak about the brain, but more about mental resources.
If we want to keep our brain healthy, we should eat more fruits and vegetables with dark skins, more oily fish, walnuts and pecans which are rich in antioxidants. Also, exercising regularly is not only good for your body, but it can reduce a risk of health problems that may lead to dementia. Additionally, using the brain more often while reading or performing difficult tasks will improve our brain power.
Why Are Birthdays So Hard?
Birthdays should be happy occasions, where we celebrate a life. However, some people feel a sense of dread every year when their birthday approaches. Instead of feeling happy and delighted, they feel stressed, anxious and depressed. The birthday blues is common, and the main reason is the feeling of time passing by where we don’t know where our life is going or if we are making the right choices?
How to feel better for your birthday? The first thing you should do is start the day right by listing all the things you should be grateful for. Find the best way to celebrate your birthday! From the other hand, don’t over plan it and manage your expectations. Being realistic will help you avoid disappointments.
Another important thing is to tell people about your upcoming birthday. When people feel anxious about their birthdays, they tend to hide the upcoming date from people around them. There is no harm in reminding everyone around you about your birthday. People tend to forget about someone’s birthday and there is nothing wrong with reminding your family members and friends about the most important day in your life, the day of your birth.