Did you know there are certain things about your life that can help predict what your health will be in the future.

#1.)  Birth Order. It hasn't been proven yet, but studies suggest that first-born boys are exposed to higher levels of estrogen at birth, increasing their risk of testicular cancer.  And older siblings are also more likely to develop childhood leukemia.

#2.)  Finger Length. According to a study of more than 4,500 men, if your index finger is longer than your ring finger, you're 33% LESS likely to develop prostate cancer.

#3.)  Grip Strength. For 25 years, researchers studied more than 6,000 men between the ages of 45 and 68.  And the men with the weakest grip were twice as likely to become disabled at some point in their lives.

And a separate study showed that older men and women with strong grips also live longer.

#4.)  Hair Loss. According to studies done by Harvard Medical School, men with pattern baldness have a higher risk of developing heart disease.

And men who are COMPLETELY bald up top have the highest risk.  They're 36% more likely to have heart problems than men who have a full head of hair.

#5.)  Religion. People who regularly go to church also tend to live longer.  For example, there's a community of Seventh Day Adventists outside Los Angeles with an average life expectancy of 88, which is ten years longer than average.

Scientists say it's partly because they don't drink or smoke, and they eat healthy.  But there's evidence that faith itself plays a key role. 

(Reader's Digest)