Thursday, June 3, 2010
A boon for healthy heart - Rule of 100
All we know “prevention is better than cure”. It is an old adage but nevertheless time true, especially when it comes to protecting your heart. The number 100 is important to be remembered for the following:
1. Keep your LDL cholesterol (which is considered “bad”) around 100 mg/dl. High density lipoprotein HDL is considered as good cholesterol which should be over 45 mg/dl for men and over 55 mg/dl for women.
2. Keep your triglycerides levels around 100mg/dl or atleast <150 mg.
3. Maintain a systolic blood pressure around 100 mms/Hg or atleast <130 mm/Hg.
4. Your fasting blood sugar should always be < 100 mg.
Remember that your consistent efforts to modify your life style are the only way to prevent a heart attach.