Tuesday, October 21, 2008

6 Life-Saving Numbers

All of us want a healthy body. In this article, it give us 6 health measurements that can warn us of trouble ahead. First measurement is daily calory needs. Few people know exactly how many calories they need each day, but you can work that out by multiplying your weight in kilograms by 28 to 33 depending on how active you are. But picky calorie-counting is not the best way to match your food consumption to your body's energy needs. Second is your waist size. waist size is one of the best to measure whether your weight is affecting your health or not. A ratio more than 0.90 in men or 0.85 in women shows central obesity and may indicate metabolic syndrome that can accompany heart disease. Third is cholesterol counts. It is important to know not just your total cholesterol reading but also your level of bad LDL and HDL cholesterol. Fourth is your blood pressure. A blood pressure reading of 140/90 mmHg or more is considered high. If the reading is 120/80 to 139/89 mmHg , you may still be at risk and should take steps to prevent hypertension. Fifth is your triglycerides. Its made from the fats and carbohydrate that you eat. When you have high triglycerides paired with low HDLs, your risk of insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome may be increased. Sixth is your pulse rate. Regular monitoring of your resting pulse will help you see if exercise regimen is strengthening your heart.

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