Thursday, January 28, 2010

new from the American Heart Association = 7 simple standards for Heart Health

* Never smoked or quit more than one year ago

* Body mass index less than 25 kilograms per square meter

* Physical activity of at least 150 minutes (moderate) or 75 minutes (vigorous) each week

* Four to five of the key components of a healthy diet consistent with current AHA 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

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