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Key Health Measures

Key Health Measures, what you need to track

More than even , we need to be very conscious about our health decisions.
More important than planning to run your first marathon or the next one, is get real about where we are regarding our healthy lifestyle indicators and get control of them.
Working assertively and progressively to build a strong immune system . To prevent and completely avoid risk factors.
Keeping an eye of our oxygen saturation and temperature this days it´s only the start of the journey .

This are the key health measures that you need to track

  1. Our Body Max Index
  2. Blood pressure
  3. Cholesterol levels
  4. Resting HR
  5. Temperature
  6. Stress levels
  7. Sleep
All this measures can help identify potential health problems as well as measure your current heart health.
Now, the young and healthy people are being responsible to take care or the population at risk .
That is not sustainable over time. We need to take our health in our own hands. For us and for the humanity.

Start tracking this every day

Oxygen Saturation 

The body requires a specific amount of oxygen in your blood to function properly .
Anyone with an oxygen saturation level below 90 percent will likely require supplemental oxygen. Low levels is known as hypoxemia.
The symptoms are
  • shortness of breath, headache,
  • restlessness, dizziness, rapid breathing ,
  • chest pain, confusion, high blood pressure,
  • lack of coordination visual disorders,
  • sense of euphoria, rapid heartbeat.
Those symptoms paired with a low level need to be dressed intermediately

Temperature

Temperature is a measure of your body’s ability to make and get rid of heat.
Body temperature  also increases in response to stressful situations.
Stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline mediate this increase in body temperature.
This increase in temperature is an adaptive response of the body to deal with perceived threats.
Also our temperature changes along the day. Core temperature refers to the temperature of the inner organs of the body.
The body uses a wide range of mechanisms to ensure that core temperature is maintained within a narrow range that is most suited for the various reactions involved in the body’s metabolic process.

Body Max Index

BMI is a measure for indicating nutritional status in adults.
It is defined as a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of the person’s height in meters (kg/m2).
The BMI ranges are based on the effect excessive body fat has on disease and death and are reasonably well related to adiposity.
Having a higher BMI put us at risk of
  • premature death,
  • cardiovascular diseases,
  • high blood pressure,
  • osteoarthritis,
  • some cancers
  • and diabetes.
Other measures, such as waist circumference (WC), can complement BMI estimates.
A high amount of body fat can lead to weight-related diseases and other health issues.
Being underweight is also a health risk. Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist circumference are screening tools to estimate weight status in relation to potential disease risk.

Blood Pressure

BP  is recorded with 2 numbers.
The systolic pressure (higher number) is the force at which your heart pumps blood around your body.
The diastolic pressure (lower number) is the resistance to the blood flow in the blood vessels.
They’re both measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). In Adults, elevated systolic pressure is the most common form of hypertension.
If your blood pressure is too high, it puts extra strain on your blood vessels, heart and other organs, such as the brain, kidneys and eyes.
Persistent high blood pressure can increase your risk of a number of serious and potentially life-threatening health conditions, such as:
  • heart disease.
  • heart attacks.

Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all the cells in your body.
Your liver makes cholesterol, and it is also in some foods, such as meat and dairy products.
Your body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But if you have too much cholesterol in your blood, you have a higher risk of coronary artery disease.
CL should be measured at least once every five years in everyone over age 20.
The screening test that is usually performed is a blood test called a lipid profile.
Experts recommend that men ages 35 and older and women ages 45 and older be more frequently screened for lipid disorders.
LDL cholesterol can build up on the walls of your arteries and increase your chances of getting heart disease.
  • That is why LDL cholesterol is referred to as “bad” cholesterol.
  • The lower your LDL cholesterol number, the lower your risk.
  • If your LDL is 190 or more, it is considered very high.
Your doctor will most likely recommend a statin in addition to making healthy lifestyle choices.

Resting HR

Your resting heart rate is the number of times your heart beats each minute when you’re not active.
The normal range is between 50 and 100 beats per minute. If your resting heart rate is above 100, it’s called tachycardia; below 60, and it’s called bradycardia.
Your resting heart rate can reflect your current — and future — health- is a real-time snapshot of how your heart muscle is functioning.
When considered in the context of other markers, such as blood pressure and cholesterol, can help identify potential health problems as well as gauge your current heart health.
In certain cases, a lower resting heart rate can mean a higher degree of physical fitness, which is associated with reduced rates of cardiac events like heart attacks,
However, a high resting heart rate could be a sign of an increased risk of cardiac risk in some situations, as the more beats your heart has to take eventually takes a toll on its overall function.

Stress Level

Stress affects our emotional equilibrium and physical health , it can affect our ability to think clearly , function effectible and enjoy life.
Stress can be defined as any type of change that causes physical, emotional, or psychological strain. Stress is your body’s response to anything that requires attention or action.
Everyone experiences stress to some degree. The way you respond to stress, however, makes a big difference to your overall well-being.
Developing a clear understanding of how stress impacts your physical and mental health is important. It’s also important to recognize how your mental and physical health affects your stress level.

Sleep

Sleep plays an important role in your physical health.
For example, sleep is involved in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels.
It´s important for recovery after exercise and for having a healthy immune system.
Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke.
  • Poor sleep is linked to higher body weight.
  • Good sleepers tend to eat fewer calories
  • Good sleep can improve concentration and productivity.
  • Good sleep can maximize athletic performance.

 

Remember that t his Key Health Measures will keep you healthy and happy. This is the best time to create a Healthy lifestyle for us and our love ones.

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