Apart from my weight, what other ‘num­bers’ should I keep an eye on for my health – and par­tic­u­larly my heart health?

Diabetic Living - - Ask Your Pharmacist -

To look af­ter your health, it’s a good idea to look at both mea­sur­able health mark­ers and per­sonal goals to help keep you on track.

At Ter­ryWhite Chem­mart, our Heart Health Check cov­ers five ‘mea­sures’ – blood pres­sure, to­tal choles­terol, ran­dom blood glu­cose,

Body Mass In­dex and waist mea­sure­ment. These pro­vide a base­line of your health risks, which your phar­ma­cist will ex­plain to you.

You should also think about the per­sonal health goals that mat­ter to you and your lifestyle. For ex­am­ple, do you want to have more en­ergy or feel more com­fort­able in your clothes?

These goals can help you to stay mo­ti­vated be­yond any ini­tial weight loss you achieve.

Think about the health goals that mat­ter to you

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