Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Life's Simple 7

The American Heart Association has issued its " Life's Simple 7 " for cardiovascular health.

"Ideal cardiovascular health for adults is defined by the presence of these seven health measures, known as "Life's Simple 7":

  • Never smoked or quit more than one year ago;

  • Body mass index less than 25 kg/m2;

  • Physical activity of at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity each week;

  • Four to five of the key components of a healthy diet consistent with current American Heart Association guideline recommendations;

  • Total cholesterol of less than 200 mg/dL;

  • Blood pressure below 120/80 mm Hg;

  • Fasting blood glucose less than 100 mg/dL."

Use the Body Mass Index Calculator to determine or Body Mass Index.