The American Heart Association wants women to start paying attention to their “numbers,” numbers meaning certain levels within their body that should be monitored and checked regularly to make sure their heart is healthy! Some of the levels that are monitored include triglycerides, cholesterol, and blood pressure. There is a chart that has been made for women to be able to keep track of their numbers so they are constantly monitoring what they need to pay more attention to, and how to get those levels to where they should be. To all the women reading this blog, it’s time to feel empowered! The chart below shows you what numbers are on target, and which you should stay clear of.
Courtesy of American Heart Association
The great thing about this know your numbers chart is you can print it out, put it on your refrigerator, and know exactly what it is you need in order to stay on track, and stay clear of heart disease. Keeping these numbers takes a healthy diet, exercising, and motivation. You will also learn a lot about the different factors that contribute to the healthiness of your heart, such as, LDL (bad cholesterol), HDL (good cholesterol), triglycerides, BMI or body mass index, and much more. You can be on your way to knowing all of your numbers, and reaching all of your goals. Remember though, don’t just do it for your Doctor, do it for you!
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