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Average: 72 beats per minute Normal range for sinus rythm - 50 to 90 beats a minute. children 1 to 10 years - 70 to 120 beats per minute adults - 60 to 100 beats per minute well-trained athletes - 40 to 60 beats per minute Optimal Heart Rate when excercising See Lab Tests Online and Montana St. U.
There are two types of Low-density lipoproteins (LDL) -Bad Lousy / Bad Cholesterol High-density lipoproteins (HDL) - Good Good - Total<200 LDL<130 HDL>60 tot/HDL<4 Bad - Total>239 LDL>159 HDL<40 These guidelines vary depending on the source The primary predictor for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) (Atherosclerosis) is a ratio. It was Total/HDL, now it is LDL(bad) / HDL (good). See CholesterolNote: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) changed the recomended level for treatment with medication. See Cholesterol for more.
Triglicerides Good <150 Bad >199 Fasting Glucose Normal 65-109 PSA <4.0 ug/L, (<2.5 When taking Saw Palmetto) Note: Values obtained with different methods or reagents cannot be direclty compared.
WeightBody Mass Index (BMI) = Weight (kg) / Height squared (m2) or lbs. * 703 /in.2 - Table , Calculator at NIH (National Institutes of Health)
There is evidence that risk for type 2 diabetes starts to increased at BMI > 22.
+ Increased waist circumference can also be a marker for increased risk even in persons of normal weight.
Source: Classification and Risks of Overweight and Obesity at the NIH's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Note: Asians have a higher proportion of body fat, so are at higher risk at a lower body fat. Singapore and Hong Kong list normal levels at 18.5-22.9. Note: BMI Does not work for persons younger than 18, Frail or sedentary elderly people, Competitive athletes, Bodybuilders, Pregnant or nursing women. e.g. "Michael Jordan and Mark McGwire have had BMIs of 30. which make them obese." Body Fat is a better measurement.
* A 2007 report, issued by the American Institute for Cancer Prevention and the World Cancer Research Fund says there is a link between weight and cancer risk. It recommends keeping Body Mass Index between 21 and 23.
When It Comes to Avoiding Cancer, Weight Matters at U.S.News
Other Weight/Height tables are based on frame size (small, medium, large)
Although results vary by height an average for ideal BMI by frame size is:
Small: 20-22, Medium: 21-24, Large: 22-26
Body FatSee Body Fat Measurement and Information
Intl. Journal of Obesity 1998 - Men
Fitness Tests here based on Cooper Institute. How Fit Are You at Health A to Z MUSCULAR STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE at U. Mass Fitness quiz WomenCentral.com Coast Guard Fitness Requirements Navy ROTC Requirements Fitness Trends
Maintaining Your General Health
LifestyleReal Age.com - Uses factors such as general health, lifestyle, medical conditions, diet and nutrition, stress, and exercise to determine your life expectancy.
At "Lifestyle, social factors, and survival after age 75: population based study "| The BMJ (British Medical Journal),
Factors that improved longevity (Amount of life extension): Low risk profile 5.4 years (healthy lifestyle, participation in at least one leisure activity, and a rich or moderate social network) Swimming, Walking, or gymnastics 2.0 years (0.7 to 3.3 years)
NutritionNutrition page here.
Chronic Disease Prevention - Improving Nutrition and Increasing Physical Activity at the CDC
Strengthening your immune system.
Supplements and Alternative medicineAlternative Medicine
Probiotics - Good bacteria in the digestive tract. (Yogurt)
ExcerciseOptimal Heart Rate when exercising.
Disease/InjuriesInternational Classification of Diseases (ICD) at thw World Health Organization (WHO)
Classification of Diseases,d Functioning & Disability at the National Center for Health Statistics at the CDC.
Heart Disease - Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
Diarrhea: Traveler's Diarrhea
Bee and Wasp stings
Sports Related Pain and Injuries::
Legs, Knee, Feet, Sprains & Strains, Bruises, Blisters,
Back Pain and Spinal Injuries (Spine)
Symptoms - Cause - Remedy
Colds Flu Days from infection to symptoms 2-3 1-4 Days contagious after symptoms start 2-3 5-7 Time to run course 1-2 wks 1-2 wksColds
Outdoor related problems:|
Bee or Wasp stings see Anaphylaxis and EpiPen
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) - Altitude Sickness
Sprains & Strains
Deaths (Cause, Rate by Age, Life Expectancy)
Longevity (life expectancy by age)
Computer Interface for people with Impairments
Rescue Squad 911 calls:|
Dental - Dentist
Pros and cons of alcohol
Dandruff - Scalp shampoo
Dangerous Drugs and Products | Recall Report
Heart Rate Variability (HRV)
Computer Interface for people with Disabilities
lactic acid (lactate)
Baby and Children's health
Premature Birth or Stillbirth
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