Joining Lighten Up Georgia’s Weight-Loss Challenge, You’ve Already Taken Steps To Lose Weight And Live A Healthier Life, but, did you know that being active and keeping your BMI (a measure of body fat based on height and weight): between 18.5 and 24.9 can also help keep or lower your cholesterol to a desirable range?
In fact, do you know your number, your cholesterol number that is? Here are some quick facts about healthy cholesterol numbers and what they mean:
Cholesterol: total cholesterol, less than 200 mg/dL; “good” HDL cholesterol, 50 mg/dL or higher; “bad” LDL cholesterol, less than 160 mg/dL to less than 100 mg/dL, depending on your heart risk
If you don’t know your cholesterol numbers and haven’t had your cholesterol checked recently, it might be a good time to visit your doctor. Schedule a baseline screening with your physician and/or lab service provider to make sure you are on the right track to health. Don't have a doctor? Use our Find a Doctor button below to locate a physician near you
The more you know about your numbers, the more you can participate in maintaining and improving your health.