5 Numbers You Should Know

Published 02/07 2014 04:08PM

Updated 02/07 2014 05:53PM

Between phone numbers, pins, and passwords, most of us have to memorize a lot of numbers just to get by. But when it comes to your health, do you know the numbers that matter most?  Experts say there are five numbers you should know.

They're your body mass index or BMI, your waist size around your belly button, your blood pressure, your blood sugar, and your cholesterol.

A healthy BMI is under 25. You can figure yours out with a free online calculator.   When it comes to waist size, women should measure under 35 and men, less than 40.

A normal blood pressure number is 120 over 80, blood sugar should be under 100, and overall cholesterol, under 200.

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