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My Healthy Heart Wallet Card

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Take Care of Your Heart

Check your: blood pressure, blood cholesterol, weight, waist measure, and blood glucose.

Weight Tracking
Weight
Date        
Result        
Waist Measure Tracking
Waist Measure
Men – 40 inches or less. Women – 35 inches or less.
Date        
Result        

Blood tests to check sugar in the blood for diabetes:

Blood Glucose Tracking
Blood glucose (fasting)
Less than 100
Date        
Result        
A1C Tracking
A1C
7% or less
Date        
Result        

Talk to your doctor about what these numbers mean.

Blood Pressure Tracking
Blood Pressure
Less than 120/80 mmHg
Date        
Result        

Blood tests to measure fats in the blood:

Total Cholesterol Tracking
Total Cholesterol
Less than 200 mg/dL
Date        
Result        
LDL Tracking
LDL
Less than 100 mg/dL – ideal
Less than 130 mg/dL – near ideal
Date        
Result        
HDL Tracking
HDL
40 mg/dL or more
Date        
Result        
Triglycerides Tracking
Triglycerides
Less than 150 mg/dL
Date        
Result        

Try these tips for a healthy heart!

  • More
    • fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk products
    • physical activity
  • Less
    • calories, saturated and trans fat, cholesterol, and sodium
    • weight and waist measure
  • None
    • cigarettes
  • Totals
    • a healthy heart

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Information on this page is taken from the English print version of “Your Heart, Your Life, A Community Health Worker's Manual.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH Publication No. 08-3674, Originally Printed 1999, Revised May 2008.

Last Updated March 2012

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