Itâ€™s important that you know your status when it comes to glucose or sugar screenings, cholesterol and body mass index. A normal glucose screening should be less than 100 mg/dL fasting. LDL cholesterol is a huge risk factor for heart disease and is linked to artery blockages that, in turn, contribute to heart attacks. That rate should be below 100 mg/dL and for HDLâ€”good cholesterolâ€”no greater than 60 mg/dL. A desirable total cholesterol count is below 200 mg/dL.
When it comes to body mass index, your BMI should be less than 25. Anything above 25 is considered overweight; everything above 30 is deemed obese.