6 numbers that determine your destiny
150 minutes of physical activities
The World Health Organization recommends that adults need to complete at least 150 minutes of physical activities per week, each workout lasts for 10 minutes or more to allow the body to sweat to reduce the risk of heart diseases, stroke, diabetes, obesity, colon and breast cancer.
Blood pressure: 130 / 80 mmHg
Blood pressure is the pressure needed that affects the artery wall to bring blood to the tissues of the body. Blood pressure is produced by the contraction of the heart and the resistance of the arteries. Blood pressure measurements consist of two values: the maximum blood pressure, also known as systolic pressure, and the minimum blood pressure, or diastolic blood pressure. Based on these two values, we can tell if our blood pressure is normal or not.
According to experts, you should maintain blood pressure lower than 130 / 80 mmHg. High blood pressure can lead to weakened and damaged blood vessels, which put a great deal of pressure on the heart and increase the risk of heart failure.
Target heart rate: 85-145 bpm
Healthy heart rate for a 40-year-old woman is 85-145 bpm. Historically, this limit has been based on a non-gendered formula, but now researchers believe that these numbers may be too high for women and they will decrease with age.
Cholesterol: 100 mg / dL and 50 mg / dl
The non-profit organization American Heart Association recommends that women's cholesterol levels should be less than 100mg / dL for LDL ("bad" cholesterol), above 50mg / dl for HDL ("good" cholesterol), and less than 100mg / dL for triglycerides (TAG - a triglyceride).
BMI: 18.5 to 22.5
BMI (Body Mass Index) is ah index used by health professionals to determine whether a person's body is normal or malnourished, overweight or obese. BMI is normally 18.5 to 22.5. If your BMI is above 22.5 your body is overweight, if this index excesses 25 it can cause hypertension, obesity, blood fat and risk of diabetes.
10,000 steps per day
Walking is a simple and useful exercise that helps you prevent heart disease, nourish the brain, prevent aging, strengthen bones and joints, prolong your lifespan, tighten muscles and sleep better. An easy way to track your body's movements is to use an app to reach your target of 10,000 steps a day.
Actively increase your daily activities by taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking at the far end of the workplace, or getting off the bus for a walk if you are out of time to participate in sports activities.
By: Frank Richardson