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Do you know your healthy heart numbers, Lexington?

Knowing these key indicators could help you stay healthy and fit.

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When it comes to your heart health, a few numbers can tell you a lot.

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February, aka American Heart Month, is right around the corner — so we’re sharing the numbers you should keep in mind if you want to help your heart stay healthy into the future.

Here are the basics to remember:

Blood sugar

  • What number to aim for: Less than 100
  • Why: Elevated blood sugar can lead to diabetes and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

Blood pressure

  • What number to aim for: 120/80 or lower
  • Why: High blood pressure, or hypertension, can damage your heart, arteries, and kidneys if left untreated.

Blood cholesterol

  • What number to aim for: Less than 200
  • Why: Sustained high cholesterol can increase your risk for heart disease and heart attacks.

Body mass index

  • What number to aim for: 18.6-24.9
  • Why: The higher your BMI, the greater your risk of heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes.

Need help improving your current numbers? We’ve got some easy tips + tricks to help you move yours in the right direction.

10 easy ways to manage heart health

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