A surplus of belly fat — known as central obesity — isn’t just an inconvenience when shopping for a new pair of jeans, but is a hallmark feature of something a lot more serious. You see, waist circumference not only predicts your risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes but is a feature of Metabolic Syndrome.
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Does your waistline seem to have a mind of its own lately? Have you recently learned that your once normal blood pressure is suddenly creeping up, your blood sugar is on the rise, or your triglycerides are out of whack? If you answered yes – these could all be signs that you are in poor metabolic health and could be on the road to developing Metabolic Syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is the name given to a cluster of risk factors that increase with age and DOUBLE your risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and stroke.
While it’s common knowledge that a good night's sleep can help set the foundation for optimal health and wellbeing, it’s not always easy to get enough restful sleep. From chamomile tea and warm milk to melatonin and prescription sleep aids, many of us will do anything to catch better quality Z’s, and rightfully so. Being well-rested not only helps you tackle your day with increased energy and vigor, but reduces stress and inflammation, and improves your memory - who wouldn’t want that?
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