Stay healthy for yourself and those who count on you!
One of the most important things you can do for your current (and future) health is to understand your risk factors and get regular screenings. Screenings are simple tests used to identify potential health problems before they develop. Click here for screening recommendations based on your age and gender.
There are some basic numbers (see below) that everyone should know. Get your numbers checked at the FitOne Healthy Living Expo! St. Luke’s will be offering FREE screening along with certified Health Coaches for one-on-one goal setting, a functional movement test and cancer prevention information, including the famous skin damage analyzer.
Body Mass Index (BMI) estimates body fat using a ratio of height to weight. It assesses a person’s risk of developing weight-related diseases. BMI is a reliable tool for most people, but it may overestimate body fat in those who are very muscular and underestimate body fat in older adults who have lost muscle mass.
Did you know a modest weight loss of 5-10% can have a big impact on your health? Click here to see how you could benefit.
Waist circumference is used in combination with BMI to help give a more complete picture of a person’s body fat and overall health. Waist circumference is a measure of abdominal fat, which is directly related to the risk for developing weight-related illnesses.
Weight maintenance isn’t a diet – click here to see what you can do to start adopting a healthier lifestyle now!
Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart beats (systolic) and relaxes between beats (diastolic). There are usually no symptoms and if blood pressure remains high over time, it can damage organs and lead to heart attack or stroke.
Learn things you can do to lower your blood pressure here!