Follow these steps to lower your cholesterol, blood pressure and other numbers associated with heart health.
Your heart is central to staying healthy well into old age. The stronger it is and the better it beats, the better you’ll feel as you get older. Learn how you can keep your heart healthy in the years to come by knowing your numbers and following a few simple steps.
Check Your Blood Sugar
Diabetes is one of the major contributors to heart disease. The high levels of sugar in the blood damage the vessels that feed the heart and can cause higher rates of heart attack. Your doctor can check your blood sugar and do a test called hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) that shows what your average blood sugar has been over the past three months. Your blood sugar in the morning before you eat anything should be less than 100mg/dL. Your HbA1C should be less than 5.7%.