Rally for Red Know Your Numbers: 4 numbers that count for a healthy heart

Do you know YOUR numbers?

As part of the ABC15 and Mayo Clinic Rally for Red mission to keep our community heart healthy, we want you to know and keep track of four key body measurements.

1. Weight

2. Blood pressure

3. Blood sugar

4. Cholesterol

The American Heart Association says it is important to always be aware of these heart-health numbers to reduce your risk of heart disease.

So how do you know what's right for you? Check out some recommendations from the American Heart Association:

WEIGHT (used to calculate Body Mass Index)
Goal: BMI less than 25 kg/m²

BLOOD PRESSURE
Goal: Less than 120/80 mmHg

BLOOD SUGAR (fasting glucose)
Goal: Less than 100 mg/dL

TOTAL CHOLESTEROL
Goal: Less than 200 mg/dL

For more "numbers that count for a healthy heart", visit the American Heart Association and to stay up-to-date on what you can do to prevent heart disease, sign up for our Rally for Red monthly newsletter .

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