Hey there friends! How do you feel about health assessments for insurance purposes? Every January Brian & I have to go to his work to have one done so that we are eligible for their insurance. You arrive fasting & go into a little room with the nurse where she asks you a few questions, then measures your height, weighs you, measures your body fat %, & takes your blood sample to test your cholesterol.
A month or two later, you get your scores in the mail. Everyone is rated, or “scored” on their health in each of the categories. This is mine from this year…
I got a “perfect” score!! Again, same as last year too!! I was thrilled to see that what I do with my health (diet & exercise) is paying off & shows up in black & white as proof that it works for me.
I like that the scorecard tells you what is in the healthy range & they also explain the cutoff for the points.
My body fat is a bit on the higher side than I’d like, but still healthy. I’m working on trimming it down a little bit though. As for LDL cholesterol, mine always has run a teeny bit on the higher side (may be hereditary), but I do have to keep in mind that this is only a measure of total LDL particles – and NOT particle size. Most likely, I have the large, fluffy, harmless particles, not the small dangerous ones. Oh, & check out my HDL Cholesterol, the “good” one… it’s almost double the guideline amount! I’m always amazed by that.
I’m such a nerd that getting this in the mail totally just made my day. Always good to see what you’re doing is paying off. And… if you’re wondering what it is that I am doing, well it is eating REAL food & following a low-carb & ketogentic style of eating, along with some exercise. If you’re curious about low-carb eating or the ketogenic lifestyle, you’re in luck! Today only, there are a bunch of great low-carb & keto books on sale for less than a buck each!! Just click here —->Low Carb Event