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Month 2: Your Health Numbers

Health numbers you should know and control right away

En español l Oz Tip: Make it to age 80 and you have more than a 50 percent chance of living to 90.

Some numbers you can forget (your age, for one), but others you should know and control right away.

Spend this month getting these tests done, while still adhering to the Daily Checklist and your new diet.

Numbers You Should Know (and optimum levels)

• Blood pressure (115/75)
• Waist size (< half your height)
• HDL level (> 45)
• LDL level (< 100)
• TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) (< 2.5 mIU/L)
• Fasting blood sugar (< 95)
• Vitamin D blood level (ideally, >50 ng/l)

Tests You Need

• Colonoscopy: At age 50 and then once every 10 years
• Stress test: After age50
• PSA test: Every year (shouldbe<4ng/ml) (menonly)
• Bone density: Around menopause and then every 5 years after (women only)
• Cervical: Every 3 years(womenonly)
• Mammogram: Every year after age 50 (women only)

Tests You Can Do At Home

• Pushups & situps: Number you should be able to do in one minute:

   Pushups  Pushups  Situps  Situps
Age  (men)  (women)  (men)  (women)
50-59  15-19  7-10  20-24  15-19
60-69  10-14  5-10  15-9  10-14
70-79  6-9  4-10  10-14  7-9
80-89  3-5  2-6  6-9  4-6

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