Understanding Your Numbers


Blood Pressure

As your heart beats it pumps blood around your body to provide energy and oxygen. As your blood moves it pushes against the walls of your blood vessels. The strength of this pushing is your blood pressure.


Waist Circumference

Your waist circumference is the measurement around your waist. It is important to understand your waist circumference because it can be used to indicate if you are at risk of things like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease.


Body Mass Index

Your Body Mass Index or BMI is a measure of body fat based on your height and weight. It can indicate weather a person is underweight, healthy weight, overweight, or obese. Weighing to little or to much can cause several different health problems.