Do You Know Your Numbers?
You may feel perfectly healthy. You may look perfectly healthy. But are you really? How many times have you heard of someone in the prime of life dying suddenly of a heart attack or stroke? It’s happening more often than you think…and not just to people over 40. In increasing numbers, young people are being affected by hardening of the arteries and cardiovascular trauma.
Although women visit their doctors with more frequency than men, many women are still unaware of their risk factors. Ignorance may feel like bliss, but it’s more like playing Russian Roulette with your longevity.
The answer lies in knowing your numbers. What numbers? Your cholesterol, triglycerides, CRP, glucose, and your waist size. For example, waist size in women should be 35 or less to stay in the safe zone. Knowing your numbers is as simple as having your doctor order a blood test.
Heart disease and stroke don’t usually sneak up on you. Most of the time, these conditions are years in the making. They’re preventable.
Do you know your numbers?