Thursday, November 18, 2010

I Heart You

Read an article today about heart health. Seems there are seven basic "rules" that when followed keep your heart healthier, longer. Your risk of near-term death will be cut by more than half.

You can read the whole article here.

"Life's Simple Seven" are:
1. At least 150 minutes of exercise per week
2. BMI of less than 25
3. Nonsmoker for at least one year
4. Meeting four out of five expectations of a healthy diet
5. Total cholesterol below 200.
6. Blood pressure below 120/80.
7. Fasting blood sugar below 100.

Shockingly, in a nationwide study of 17,820 adults, only two, TWO!, met all seven healthy rules.

Myself, I only meet five of them. Gotta work on those other two.

How's the health of your heart today??

No comments: