In a society obsessed with health, it is almost impossible to get away from stories that are related to the disease.

Nothing is more important than health! That is a fact that in nowadays stressful and the accelerated rhythm of modern life is often forgotten. But to keep things under control and to be healthier, we should look at these 3 main numbers. Also, if you control these numbers you will not only lose weight but will make another step towards a healthier life.

  1. Blood pressureFor high blood pressure can be said to be a disease of our time, and that the maintenance of these values to normal levels, can prevent many incidents of heart attack and stroke. To make sure that you don’t belong in the risk group, check your pressure and compare these values.

    Normal blood pressure: 120/80
    Prehypertension: 120/80 and 139/89
    High blood pressure: 140/90 and more

High blood pressure damages arteries so that they eventually lose their elasticity and flexibility.
Hypertension (high blood pressure) increases the risk of stroke, heart disease, and chronic kidney disease. Earlier hypertension was primarily a disease of older people, today is among the sufferers more and more people in the early forties and fifties. Hypertension has no symptoms, and because of that high pressure is called the silent killer.

  1. Waist sizeSee your waist and you will know whether you are healthy. At least so say the experts. In fact, visceral fat (fat in the abdomen), which is wrapped around internal organs sends toxins to the body. According to studies, in every 5 centimeters from the waist, the risk of death increases by 9%. While our body mass index (BMI) shows how many kilograms have, unfortunately doesn’t reveals information about where the fat deployed. And it is very important whether the fat has settled down to the stomach.

The ideal waist size is half your height, so if you are a high of 160 cm, making sure that your volume is not more than 80.

Research shows that waist in women whose range exceeds 88 inches and in men over 102 centimeters, can increase the chances of suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

Waist size in women should be up to 80 centimeters and men about 93 centimeters.

It has been shown that the accumulation of fat at the waist is more dangerous for health rather than the fat on buttocks and thighs, and the waist is an excellent indicator of obesity and health risks.

  1. The level of cholesterolCholesterol is the most fat in the body and is present in every living cell. Cholesterol is a necessary part of the organism, needed for the normal functioning of every cell. We distinguish good (HDL) cholesterol and bad (LDL) cholesterol whose elevated levels possible causes heart disease and blood vessels, and increases the risk of heart attack or stroke.

    The amount depends not only on food intake, some is produced in the body. It is considered that 20% of total cholesterol in the body is obtained through food, and about 80% is synthesized in the liver. Cholesterol is expressed in international unit mmol / l. Once healthy value was considered to 7 mmol / l, and today recommended amount of cholesterol for adults is 5 mmol / l.

Normal values in blood: 3.10 to 5.5 mmol / l

Harmful effect is manifested only when it is present in blood in much higher concentrations than normal.

Increased bad cholesterol causes gradual accumulation of fat inside the capillaries and arteries, thereby gradually causes atherosclerosis and thus heart attack, and stroke. It is therefore defined its greatest value recommended, and should not be lower than 3,0 mmol / l.
Low values are usually manifested at the hyper function of the thyroid, in some people which have severe liver damage (cirrhosis and severe chronic hepatitis). Decreased with malnutrition, anemia, and in the case of medication such as aspirin, estrogen, thyroid hormones.
To know cholesterol levels need to visit your doctor, and after appropriate examination will find out whether you need and how to reduce cholesterol levels in the body.