Are You Healthy?
The average blood pressure for adults is 112/64 mmHg. Hypertension refers to an unusually high blood pressure and hypotension refers to an unusually low blood pressure.
The average weight of a 5'10" adult male - the average height of a male in the United States - of a medium frame is between 151-163 pounds. The average weight of a 5'5" adult female - the average height of a female in the United States - of a medium frame is 127-141 pounds. Both of these statistics vary based on age, height, and frame size.
A person's body mass index or BMI is his or her weight divided by your height in inches squared. Take this number and multiply it by 703 to get your BMI. The healthy range for an adult male is between 20.7-26.4. The healthy range for an adult female is between 19.1-25.8. A person's BMI varies depending on their frame size but should still be close to the average range.
The sphygmomanometer measures a person's blood pressure.
You can measure your weight with a scale.
People can get their heart rate up by going to the gym.
What are the Risks of an Unhealthy Lifestyle?
- Increased risk of heart disease due to a slowdown of the blood supply to the heart
- Reduction of muscle capacity and strength
- Rapid aging process
- Difficulty sleeping
- Loss of bone strength
- Increased risk of heart diseases, obesity, cancer, and diabetes
- High blood pressure due to having to circulate blood through more blood vessels than normal
- Respiratory problems due to the added weight of the chest
- Metabolic syndrome (High blood pressure and blood cholesterol, insulin resistance, increased blood clotting)
- Increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer
In the United States, 35.7% of adults are obese, and obesity is prevalent in all income and education levels.
- Hunger and thirst
- Increased bladder, kidney, and skin infections
An active lifestyle is an important part of a healthy life.
Those with diabetes have to monitor their blood sugar levels.
A healthy diet is key to staying fit.