Physical Health Starts with You


When people think of health, they often think of physical health.  Physical health is all about you and your body.  Do you know your numbers?  Are you eating healthy?  Are you exercising?  Only you know the answers to those questions.

Physical health is about you knowing you body.  If you know where you are you can get to where you want to be.  The goal is to get to all your numbers in check.  There are 5 key numbers that you need to know.  They are blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, waist circumference, and body mass index.  Each one plays a vital role in helping you get and maintain your physical health.

Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries.  The higher your blood pressure the higher the risk of heart related problems.  Cholesterol is a way substance in the fat in your blood.  Having a high cholesterol count can lead to heart attack since you the cholesterol can limit the flow of blood through the body.  Blood glucose is the amount of sugar in your blood.  Typically high numbers in blood glucose leads to diabetes.  Which is metabolic disease where you body can not create enough insulin for your body.  Waist circumference is the next number.  The larger the number the higher the risk of chronic diseases.  The final number is the body mass index.  This number based on your height and weight.  The higher the number more at risk you are for diabetes, heart disease, and some forms of cancer.

The good news is that you have control over these numbers.  All of these numbers can be lowered through eating healthier and being active.  They goal is to make lifestyle changes.  There is no quick fix for getting your numbers in check.  You have take steps each day to make the right choices.  The choice is not a one time thing it is an everyday thing.  Remember that physical health comes down to those 5 numbers and you can certainly help them based on your choices.

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