According to a recent survey by Ohio State, only 35% of Americans are aware of their blood pressure and just 44% can name their ideal weight. Even fewer know their cholesterol levels and blood sugar. This highlights the importance of keeping track of these health numbers, as they can provide valuable information about our heart health.
Erica Hutson, a young and healthy woman, was shocked to discover that she had high cholesterol despite eating what she thought was a healthy diet and staying active. Her experience emphasizes the importance of being proactive in understanding and managing these numbers. By knowing if your numbers are within a healthy range, you can make lifestyle changes or use medication to improve them.
Hutson’s experience has inspired her to be more vigilant about her own health and set a good example for her children when it comes to being proactive about heart health. She hopes to instill in them the importance of knowing and managing their health numbers.
Knowing these numbers is easy and can be done during a wellness check with your doctor. By staying informed and aware of any changes in your health numbers, you can take an active role in your own healthcare.