Healthy food choices don't really appeal to Jack. In fact, Jack hardly pays any attention to his health. He doesn't eat very well, and he isn't as active as he could be, either.
Jack knows he's a little overweight, but he feels fine. What he doesn't know is that years of unhealthy habits have put him at serious risk for developing metabolic ayndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a silent, but extremely life-threatening condition that can lead to: heart disease, a heart attack or stroke, diabetes, circulatory problems, and kidney disease. All of which can have extremely serious complications.
There are warning signs for metabolic syndrome, but all too often they are overlooked and ignored.
Metabolic syndrome can be treated and even prevented. The first step is to recognize your risk factors for developing it.
There are five major risk factors for metabolic syndrome.
Obesity, which is defined as a waistline of 40 inches or more for men, and 35 inches or more for women. This is the most common one.
High blood pressure, which is blood pressure of 130 over 85 millimeters of mercury, or higher.
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