Blood & Metabolic Syndrome - WRW

Blood pressure is the measurement of the force of blood against the walls of the blood vessels. Having high blood pressure means the heart has to work harder than normal to pump blood. High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for stroke and also plays a role in other health problems.

Blood Pressure Action Plan - Heart and Stroke Foundation

Blood Sugar & Blood Cholesterol

High levels of sugar and LDL cholesterol in your blood can cause serious health problems including diabetes and heart disease. High triglycerides, a type of blood fat, are closely linked to excess body weight, lack of physical activity and poorly controlled diabetes. Eating a healthy diet low in saturated and trans-fat and living an active lifestyle will help manage or reduce your risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Metabolic Syndrome

This is a condition that increases your chances of developing diabetes and heart disease. Central obesity (waist measurement) plus two of the four risk factors listed below means you might have Metabolic Syndrome.

Take ownership of your health by identifying and addressing the risk factors that can lead to poor health. This means knowing your Top 5, what they mean and what can be done about it.

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