Know Your Numbers

Learn about risk factors that you can control and track for your health.

You may have heard that you need to “know your numbers,” which refers to key markers of heart health like blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference. Although doctors test most of these numbers at annual check-ups, it’s important that you know your numbers and understand what they mean. By keeping those numbers within a healthy range, you can greatly improve your heart health and reduce your risk for heart disease.

Healthy Habits Protect Your Heart: Use this one-page handout (double-sided) to record your numbers as well as goals for blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, and weight.

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