Know Your Numbers
Knowing your numbers can keep you heart-healthy. It can help you and your doctor know your risks and mark the progress you're making
toward a healthier you.
The first step to a healthy heart is learning the simple things you can do every day.
Try this number first: Exercise at least 30 minutes most days, if not all days of the week.
Keep this reminder of the numbers and what they mean close by:
|Total Cholesterol||Less than 200 mg/dL|
|[LDL ("Bad'') Cholesterol||
Less than 100 mg/dL (Optimal)
100-129 mg/dL (near optimal)
130-159 mg/dL (borderline high)
160-189 mg/dL (high)
190 mg/dL (very high)
|HDL ("Good'') Cholesterol||50 mg/dL or higher|
|Triglycerides||Less than 150 mg/dL|
|Blood Pressure||Less than 120/80 mmHg|
|Fasting Glucose||Less than 100 mg/dL|
|Body Mass Index (BMI)||Less than <25 Kg/m2|
|Waist Circumference||Less than 35 inches|
Source: Go Red for Women
|For More Information|
|How to control cholesterol|
|Quiz: What do you know about blood pressure|
|What is your real weight?|