Are You Going to Die Soon? Here’s How You Can Tell

Death is inevitable — and it could happen dozens of ways. There’s a lot we can do to try to extend our lives, like eating right and avoiding harmful substances. But it would be nice to know how much time you have left. Your body has a way of dropping subtle hints you may die soon. Here’s what to watch out for — and how to (maybe) grant yourself extra time. (You’d never think to “point a finger” at the freaky symptom on page 9.)

1. Struggling to lift bags of groceries

Customer at a supermarket uses plastic bags

A lighter bag like this isn’t the problem. | Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

There’s a difference between trying to carry all your groceries to your door at the same time and struggling to carry a couple bags of produce. According to Prevention, the latter may be a sign of low muscle mass, which can indicate you have a weak core. It can also mean you have too much body fat in your abdomen. Stomach fat increases your risk of life-threatening issues, like heart disease and diabetes. See the connection?

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