Know Your Numbers
Knowledge is power. And knowing your heart stats is one of your most powerful prevention tools. Routine doctor’s visits and health screenings will help you keep tabs on your ticker – but what do the numbers mean?
Here’s a handy reference guide below. But remember, your health goals may be different depending on your current health. Talk with your doctor about what’s right for you.
|Total Cholesterol||Less than 200 mg/dL|
|LDL Cholesterol||Less than 100 mg/dL||
|100 to 129 mg/dL||Near Optimal / Above Optimal|
|130 to 159 mg/dL||Borderline High|
|160 to 189 mg/dL||High|
|190 mg/dL and above||Very High|
|HDL Cholesterol||50 mg/dL or higher|
|Triglycerides||Less than mg/dL|
|Blood Pressure||Less than 120/80 mmHg||Optimal|
|120-139 / 80-89||Pre-hypertension|
|More than 140/90||Hypertension (High blood pressure)|
|Waist Size||Less than 35 inches for women|
|Less than 40 inches for men|
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