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HealthStatus has been operating since 1998 providing the best interactive health tools on the Internet, millions of visitors have used our health risk assessment, body fat and calories burned calculators. The HealthStatus editorial team has continued that commitment to excellence by providing our visitors with easy to understand high quality health content for many years.


How Many Drinks to 0.08? | 300lb. NFL Lineman vs. 110lb. Woman

Will we finally get an answer to the age old question, “Does size really matter”? Out of all of the myths about drinking alcoholic beverages, there may actually be some truth to this classic tale. The theory behind this is that a person that weighs more will need to consume more alcohol to exceed the legal limit as what a smaller person would need. A one hundred and ten pound woman versus a three hundred pound professional football player, will be going head to head in a drinking competition. To test this myth, and to see what does happen to each of them as they continue to drink alcoholic beverages from beer, to shots, and including an innocent glass of wine.

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Proactiv Insider: Beauty expert Jenn Falik talks Proactiv+

Jenn Falik explains how wonderful the Proactiv+ system works for keeping radiant clear skin. The first step in the Proactiv+ system is the exfoliating cleanser. The next step is the pore targeting treatment. This treatment works by giving the exact correct amount of medicine to the pores, taking away the guess work for the user. The third portion of the system is the moisturizer. This moisturizer differs from other moisturizers because it feels good on the skin. Additionally, it is formulated for greasy acne susceptible skin so it will not create more acne break outs. The last step of the Proactiv+ system is the face mask. The mask works well not just as a full face mask, but also as a spot treatment. All of the steps contribute to maintaining clear radiant skin.

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Building (and Keeping) Strong Bones

Bone health is important from birth onward.  Maintaining good bone density is important throughout your life.  Establishing healthy bones early helps as you age to prevent excess bone loss.  There are many factors that contribute to good bone health: age, family history, diet and physical activity.  Weight bearing activities can help increase or maintain bone mass.  It is also important to include low impact exercise into your routine.  Low impact exercises help improve and maintain muscle mass and flexibility that effects your ability to balance.

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Keratosis Pilaris

Do you have small hard bumps over your arms, thighs or buttock? Does your skin look like chicken skin or goose skin? Do they go away if it’s summer time, but with winter they get worse?  You may have a genetic skin disorder called Keratosis pilaris.  Keratosis pilaris is a skin condition that is not harmful.  It’s the result of keratin protein buildup that then plugs up the hair follicles.  The reason of the keratin buildup is unknown.  Keratosis pilaris is sometimes given the name chicken skin because of the hard light colored bumps that it causes.  The bumps will be hard sometimes white but they can also be red.  You will mostly get this on your arms, thighs or buttocks.  Though sometimes it can occur on your face but that isn’t as common.  This skin condition is common in adolescents.  About fifty to eighty percent of adolescents with have keratosis pilaris.  Then approximately forty percent of adults will have this as well.  It usually will disappear by age thirty.
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Joint pain ? Check Your Uric Acid Level

Don’t ignore your ongoing pain, it just might be trying to tell you something! We all experience the occasional aches and pains associated with daily living. We twist our ankle or exercise too hard. But, for recurring and ongoing pain, you need to see a doctor who can investigate the root cause. In many cases, high uric acid levels can be the culprit. This can cause pain, swelling, and, if left untreated, can lead to gout, kidney stones and even damage to your kidneys. In this article you will discover the risk factors and causes of high levels of uric acid. Diet, lack of exercise and genetics can predispose you to developing this problem. If you want to know all your risk factors, as well as steps you can take to control your uric acid levels, this is the article for you! Taking steps to protect your body in this area can help guard against diabetes, high blood pressure and renal failure… read now to find out how!

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The Surprising Sign You May Have PCOS

Daisy Ridley, the starlet of the newest Star Wars film, recently revealed her battle with polycystic ovary syndrome. This condition affects nearly 5-10% of all women, the PCOS Foundation recently revealed. One symptom of PCOS includes irregular acne due to an intense oil production in the skin. There are various signs pointing the the fact that you may have PCOS, including more acne around your period, along with more hair growth than usual. This can be easily diagnosed through a blood test. If the tests come back positive, there are many things one can do to treat the disorder, including regular visits to the dermatologist. Daisy goes on to explain how through this regular treatment, her skin can get better, and it serves as a great example for anyone battling this common disorder.

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Wannarexia: What Parents Can Do

Although there has been little research done on the subject, anorexic yearning is something that exists among teenagers. Called “Wannarexia,” this desire to have an eating disorder could be considered prevalent in America. With celebrities being celebrated for their thin figures and several pro-anorexia websites to be found, Wannarexia could be considered a problem– or an opportunity to restrict their eating habits, for some. Of course, no one can decide that they want to have a disease like an eating disorder. There are several red flags that parents should look out for if their child has a desire to be anorexic, which in itself is not a desirable thing to obtain. Learning more about mental health issues and eating disorders can help a parent discuss anorexia with a child, so that perhaps the parents can tell their offspring that being anorexic is not something they want to be, and why. A parent can also be a good role model to their children, by promoting healthy body image above anorexic body types. Listening, not only for red flags but also just in general, can help a child. Being non-judgmental about physical attributes and also losing the iron grip of control is a good way to promote healthy and good decisions for children.

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The Big Problem New Retirees Run Into

Many retirees run into a big problem when they first retire: they confuse happiness at being retired with being fulfilled in retirement. However, those are not the same, and when the happiness of “I don’t have to go to work today!” ends many retirees are left feeling confused, lost, and as though they have no purpose and are no longer needed. To combat this, retirees should find a purpose instead of just keeping busy–for example, studying something new, work on new goals, or consider your retirement an opportunity for a new start. Mentoring, teaching, or volunteering are also excellent ways to find purpose, as they can help you share your legacy and avoid feeling isolated. Doing pleasurable things like hobbies or visiting relatives in your retirement is one thing, but finding a purpose in your retirement can make you much happier and more fulfilled.

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Zumba® Fitness is Gold for All Ages

Zumba is a fitness phenomenon, but does it really burn calories and build muscle the way more traditional aerobic training does? A recent study says yes. Zumba not only gets the heart rate into a moderate or higher fitness zone, but also helps participants burn a high number of calories. Beyond that, the program is also made to cater to all ages and different ability levels. From Zumbatomic for children, to Zumba Gold for aging parrticipants, a program can be found for everyone. Interested in being a Zumba trainer? Look no further than this article for information on the training and support provided afterward. Training will take 8 to 10 hours, and will result in a one-year license. An ongoing training program is also available, which will not only cancel out the one-year limit, but will send new DVDs of dance moves and CDs with new Zumba music every other month. Several dance moves are included in this article as well, to give you a taste of Zumba fitness. Try some of the out for yourself.

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