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Know your numbers. Health measures for success.

These four (resting) numbers, or health measures, can provide insight about factors that influence your health and wellbeing.

  1. Optimal Blood Pressure: 120/80. Your top number is the pressure on the artery walls when your heart contracts (systolic) and the bottom number is the pressure on your artery walls when your heart relaxes (diastolic). Find more information here.

  2. Normal resting BGL: 4.0-7.8mmol/L. Blood Glucose Level (BGL) is a measure of the concentration of glucose (sugar) in the blood at the time of the check. Learn more here.

  3. Total Cholesterol: 3.9-5.5mmol/L. This is measured as a Blood Lipid Profile, used to determine your risk of atherosclerosis, which is a build-up of plaque that narrows or blocks your arteries. Find out more.

  4. Waist Measurement Increased risk of Chronic Disease: M 94cm or more, W 80cm or more. Measuring your waist can assist in predicting your chronic conditions risk. Generally, the larger your waist, the greater the risk. More.

Want to know more about YOUR numbers? Your GP is a great place to start!

They are able to order these tests and can help to advise you on personal steps you can take to reduce your risk.

A doctor taking blood pressure.
Blood pressure



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