Saturday, August 8, 2009
Know Your Health Numbers
When it comes to your health, your waist size can be a predictor of heart disease. Ideally, your waist size should be less than 1/2 your height. So, if you are 5'3",or 63" tall, your waist size should be less than 31".
High blood pressure is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. Ideal blood pressure is 115/75. 140 or above is high.
Know your cholesterol levels. Your LDL should be less than 100 and your HDL should be greater than 40. It helps to remember your LDL is your lousy cholesterol level and should be less than 100 and your HDL is your healthy cholesterol level and should be greater than 40. Total cholesterol should be less than 200.
Keeping tabs on your waist size, blood pressure and cholesterol levels will help to reduce your risk of heart disease.