What are the five numbers I should know about my health?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
During your next doctor's visit, make sure you find out these five essential numbers. An unsafe result on any of these tests can be indicative of a serious health problem.
  1. Blood pressure
  2. Waist size
  3. Cholesterol
  4. Weight
  5. Blood sugar

This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com
Life Line Screening was pleased to provide the "Know Your 5" screening for the Dr. Oz show. This screening highlighted the 5 important numbers everyone needs to know about their health. These numbers are:
Waist Size
Blood Pressure
Glucose (sugar)
Knowing these numbers, and monitoring them over time, can help you keep track of what is going on inside your body, before you may even feel any symptoms. Blood pressure, for example, can rise rather dramatically before you may begin to feel sick. But having high blood pressure is a serious health problem that leaves you at risk for stroke. 
Watch Dr. Oz talk about the Know Your 5 on Good Morning America: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/dr-ozs-health-clinic-12074208
Monitoring these 5 numbers is easy and only takes a few minutes. Make sure to get your five checked every year. 
Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali, CPT,NASM Elite Trainer
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
According to Dr. Oz, the five numbers one should know about their health are:

1.  Blood pressure
2.  Wasit size
3.  Weight
4.  Cholesterol
5.  Fasting Blood Sugar

If you visit www.doctoroz.com and type in, "know your numbers" there is a wonderfully written article by Dr. Oz on this topic.

All the best!

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