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By Carey Long

Carey was the director of fitness for Louisiana Senior Olympics, and the Greater Baton Rouge Area Senior Olympics personal fitness challenge coordinator from 2004-2007. Carey has always enjoyed sharing his passion for staying in shape with others. ...

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Carey was the director of fitness for Louisiana Senior Olympics, and the Greater Baton Rouge Area Senior Olympics personal fitness challenge coordinator from 2004-2007. Carey has always enjoyed sharing his passion for staying in shape with others. He has lived in Baton Rouge for 18 years and through this blog hopes to empower one person to make a lifestyle change that extends their life another 20, 30 or 40 years.

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By Carey Long
April 13, 2013 12:01 a.m.



Bad news for bald or balding men: Hair loss at the top or crown of your head (instead of the front) could be a risk factor for coronary heart disease, says new research in BMJ Open.



Previous research has connected all balding to heart disease, but the recent review found that men who bald at the crown only were 52 percent more likely to have the disease. Meanwhile, frontal hair loss was only associated with a 22 percent increased risk.



Researchers aren’t sure why location matters, but think that balding could point to other health problems connected to cardiovascular disease like insulin resistance (a precursor to diabetes), chronic inflammation, or sensitivity to testosterone.



My father you might recall after reading my book died at the age of 64 of heart disease. Coincidentally, he had the most amazing thick, silver hair. On the other hand I am losing mine at an alarming rate the last few years so who knows what I have in store. What you have to remember in this scenario is the best ally is preventive measures like:



routine yearly physicals

regular exercise

eating healthy most days of the week

managing stress



We cannot control our hair loss but we can do something about choices we make that directly affect our health.

To find out more ways to live longer successfully check out my book REAL LIFE FITNESS by visiting my website www.careylongfitness.com

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