Having a healthy heart is inportant for us all!
Smoking, Being over weight, poor diet, hypertension and other stress foctors.
Are known for taking a tool on our health.
Smoking increases your risk of heart diease by two to four times.
Being 20 lbs or more overweight strains your heart, can increases
your blood pressure, raise your bad cholesterol (LDL) and lower
your good cholesterol (HDL) increasing your risk for diabetes.
Know your (BMI) Body Mass Index. Normal Blood Pressure
1. Multiply your weight in pounds by 73 Normal: less than 120systolic/80 diastolic
2. Divide this number by your height in inches Pre-hypertension: 120-139 systolic or
3. Then divide this number again by the same 80-89 diastolic
number (height in inches) Hypertension (high blood pressure)
140 or higher systolic 0 90 or higher diastolic
Underweight: less than 18.5 BMI Hypertensive Crisis: higher than
Healthy weight: less than 25 180 systolic or 110 diastolic
Overweight: between 25 and 29.9 Adopting a healthy lifestyle and if
Obese: 30 or higher needed medications can keep your
blood pressure under controll.
Diabetes and Heart Disease
You may have symptoms that go unnoticed for years. You can be tested for diabetes and
pre-diabetes in your doctor's office. A history of gestation disbetes (diabetes during pregnancy or delivery a baby over nine pounds is a risk factor for women.
Type 2 Rick Factors Type 1 Risk Factor
High blood pressure Family History
High cholesterol Genetics/Race
A family history of diabetes and ones race. Envioronmental Factors
(Check with your doctor for more complete details and testing)