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Six Numbers to Know

There are six essential nutrients that people need to consume through dietary sources to maintain optimal health.

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  • Six numbers to pay attention to:

    • BMI (Body Mass Index): is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.

    • A1C/Glucose Level: hemoglobin A1C blood test reflects a person’s average blood sugar levels.

    • Blood Pressure: is the force your circulating blood exerts against the walls of your blood vessels.

    • Cholesterol: blood test called a lipid which includes:

      • LDL: (low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, also called "lousey" cholesterol)

      • HDL: (high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, also called "healthy" cholesterol)

      • Triglycerides: fats carried in the blood from the food we eat.

    • Resting Heart Rate: When you are at rest, your heart is pumping the lowest amount of blood to supply the oxygen your body's needs. For adults 60-100 beats per minute.

    • Blood oxygen level: amount of oxygen you have circulating in your blood.

  • Stay within normal range

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Ask Yourself:

1.  What are your health numbers?

2.  How often do you check them?

3.  How will this impact you?

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