Cholesterol is a soft, waxy, fat-like substance that is found in the bloodstream and your body’s cells. Its role is to act as a building block for hormones in the body. Even though cholesterol is necessary to maintain a healthy body, it can be detrimental to your health if it is not maintained at the appropriate levels.
Know Your Numbers
One of the best ways to get an idea of your current health status and potential disease risk is though an Inspire Wellness Biometric Screen. Once you have completed your screen, check out the articles below to help understand what exactly everything means. If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to contact one of our Health Coaches for help!
Glucose is created from the breakdown of carbohydrates, fat, and protein in the diet. It is a simple sugar that provides the body with the energy it needs to function on a day to day basis. Some examples of foods that convert to glucose rapidly are carbohydrates such as bread, pasta and potatoes. When there is an increase of glucose in the body, it is carried through the bloodstream and a hormone called insulin assists with its uptake to provide energy to the cells.
A person’s Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure calculated by using the ratio of body weight to height. BMI is measured in kilograms per meters-squared. BMI does not take into consideration body composition, however. As a result, we generally like to perform both a BMI and Body Fat Percentage screen on all of our clients to give a more complete picture of weight-related health status.
Your blood is constantly pushing against the walls of your blood vessels. Blood pressure measures the force of blood on artery walls when the heart is pumping and when it is at rest.