Knowledge is power when it comes to your health. A quick blood test or stepping on the scale can give you important insights into how you’re doing and what changes you may need to make. Here are a few of the numbers you should know.
Make those numbers add up.
Now that you know what to keep track of and what the healthy number ranges are, take charge of your health. Get your numbers checked. If any of them aren’t where they should be, talk to your doctor about what changes to make to get them back in a healthy range.
*Preventive services at no cost applies only to members enrolled in non-grandfathered health plans. You may have to pay all or part of the cost of preventive care if your health plan is grandfathered. To find out if your plan is grandfathered or non-grandfathered, call the customer service number on your member ID card.
Sources: Understanding Blood Pressure Readings, American Heart Association (AHA), 2017; Know Your Health Numbers, AHA, 2017; Body Mass Index in Adults, AHA, 2014; Cholesterol Facts, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2015; High Blood Pressure, CDC, 2017