A Short Guide to a Long Life. David Agus’ Rules to better healthRead more
David Agus is an accomplished and well-regarded research scientist and a professor of medicine and engineering at USC. He has…
Are you overweight? Do you know the risks? Measure your BMI nowRead more
You live in your body so taking care of it is critical to living a long and lively life. Unfortunately much of how we live today is detrimental to our health. Take for example being overweight or obese. These aren’t cosmetic problems; being overweight or obese greatly raises your risk for other health problems such as high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, stroke, type-2 diabetes, cancer, and more.
If your dream is to stay active and engaged as you get older, now is the time to check in and have an honest look at where you stand in regards to your health, starting with your weight.
Find a scale, strip down to at least your underwear, and weigh yourself. Then go here and input your weight and your height to get your Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI is a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems. So, where do you stand? Underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese?
While BMI is useful as a starting point, many people feel it’s not a great measure of overall health. For instance, BMI makes no distinction between muscle mass and fat mass. That said, with an honest assessment of your activity level and current body composition, knowing your BMI is important, if for nothing more than providing a starting point for moving yourself to a new weight, a new level of fitness, a new way of living, and a new life.
In the end, if you’re still there doing it, you winRead more
Water god Laird Hamilton says when it comes to staying fit for life, fear is good, failure isn’t bad, and…
Thirty squats now gets you a ride on the Moscow SubwayRead more
Yes, you heard me right, only thirty squats. As part of Russia’s campaign to promote the Sochi Olympics, subway stations in Moscow have added new machines which allow passengers to do thirty squats for a train ticket. Are you up to the challenge?
Chris Horner wins the Vuelta a Espana at 41Read more
American Chris Horner becomes the oldest champion of one of cycling’s three-week grand tours, winning the Vuelta a Espana. The…