Scarily enough, there’s no guarantee you’ll live a long life. Business Insider reports while the U.S. is getting healthier overall, 21 states face rising death rates for residents between the ages of 20 and 55. If the following concerns apply to you, death may arrive sooner than you’d like. One big sign involves your fingernails (on page 10).
1. Your resting heart rate is above 90 beats per minute
- Aim for a resting heart rate between 60-80 beats per minute.
A CMAJ analysis ties a resting heart rate of more than 90 beats per minute to a significantly higher risk of death. Want to lower your resting heart rate? Go for regular walks, reduce stress, and refrain from smoking. Even just adding more daily exercise can greatly impact your heart rate.
Next: Check your internal thermostat.