🧠 Knowledge is power with Dr. Dad Bod! 💪🏼
A healthy diet and regular exercise are powerful lifestyle tools for prevention and even treatment of many diseases. However, GENETICS can play a significant role as well. That’s why it’s important to visit your doctor to obtain the information necessary for assessing and managing your INDIVIDUALIZED needs.
Here are 5️⃣ important health-related numbers to be know about when it comes to preventing cardiovascular disease. SWIPE for a little more info on each!
- Blood pressure
- Cholesterol levels (aka lipid panel/profile)
- Hemoglobin A1C or fasting blood glucose
- Minutes of exercise per week
⭐️ Please also google “ACC ASCVD risk calculator”! (Or go to cvriskcalculator.com) It’s an awesome online tool for estimating your future risk of heart attack and stroke, as well as understanding the impact made by modifying specific risk factors (e.g. lowering one’s BP or cholesterol).
(Note that not all people need to be tested for all of these at all times. For example a young, normal-weight person may not need an A1C checked. Also, please talk to your doctor about age-appropriate cancer screenings, like mammograms or colonoscopies, which save lives ❤️ And if you smoke, please talk to your doctor about quitting - It’s never too late to make a huge difference on your future health!)
- Lebert Fitness