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When it comes to resolutions, most of us are a firm believer that health goals should always be part of the plan. Whether you’re thinking about getting back on track or achieving optimum health for life, the old adage everyone is so fond of quoting, “prevention is better than cure” is an unfailingly true mantra everyone should live by. To get started, remember that the foundation is always knowing your numbers.

1. Body Mass Index (BMI). The body mass index (BMI) is an indicator of total body fat used by healthcare professionals to assess patients and screen for overweight and obese individuals. The BMI range between 18.5 to 24.9 is generally considered normal, however, a BMI higher than 24.9is often indicative of correlated health risks such as lipid disorders, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure, among many others.

2. Blood Pressure. One of the most frequently suggested screening tests, the blood pressure gives an important overview of cardiovascular health. The American Heart Association recommends having adults aged 20 years and older check their blood pressure at least once every two years if within the normal range (below 120/80 mmHg). On the other hand, if the blood pressure is found to be higher than normal, it is highly recommended to undergo strict monitoring as it increases the risk for heart diseases and stroke if not immediately controlled through lifestyle modification or medication.

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3. Lipid Profile. A complete cholesterol test or lipid profile should give your doctors a preview of your triglycerides, total blood cholesterol, high- density lipoprotein (HDL) or good cholesterol, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol. Test result showing high values for triglycerides and LDL (bad) cholesterol with subsequently low values for HDL (good) cholesterol means trouble for the heart and increases a person’s risk for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and stroke, or otherwise known as the metabolic syndrome. The American Heart Association strongly recommends adults aged 20 years or older to have their cholesterol checked every four to six years.

4. Blood Glucose Test. A blood glucose test may include a fasting plasma glucose test, an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), or a hemoglobin a1c test (Hba1c). The first two tests are used to assess current blood sugar level, whereas the latter is used to give health care professionals an impression of the patient’s blood sugar level within the last three months.

5. Blood Chemistry Screening. The analysis of blood chemistry measures important electrolytes and chemicals that give a window to the function of kidneys, liver, heart, adrenal, and other vital organs of the body.

Knowing your numbers through the right tests and screenings can acquaint you with critical changes in the body and assess risks before it turns into life-threatening diseases. However, if you find yourself already exhibiting these risks or diseases, consider adding Easy Pha-max Wheatgrass in your regimen paired with proper diet, regular exercise, good sleeping habits, and stress management.

During this time of the year where resetting and re-focusing health goals are a priority, EasyPha-max Wheatgrass proudly offers the momentum you’ll need to actually keep your resolutions with its 17 amino acids, 13 vitamins, 10 alkaline minerals, detoxifying fiber, chlorophyll for a healthy blood circulation, plus more than 100 types of enzymes, which are all beneficial for disease prevention and management. Thankfully, Easy Pha-max Wheatgrass is also loaded with fiber equivalent to ten kilograms of fruits and vegetables in nutritional value which can help maintain good health numbers. Best taken 30 minutes before breakfast and before bed time for optimum nutrient absorption, a stable supply in your pantry all year long of Easy Pha-Max Wheatgrass is one of the things you can do for a healthier you.

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