The health tools are designed to assess your overall health and for Optimizing Health, Maximizing Life and Preventing Disease. You should undertake these tests periodically to make sure your health is maintained or improved over time.


Nicotine dependence calculator


Nicotine can act as both a stimulant and a sedative. Most cigarettes in the market today contain 2-10 milligrams (mg) or more of nicotine. Through inhaling smoke, the average smoker takes in 1 to 2 mg nicotine per cigarette. There have been substantial increases in the sale and consumption of smokeless tobacco products also, and more recently, in cigar sales.

Ideal body weight


For an Ideal body weight, you should keep Body Mass Index between 18.5 and 25.

Body mass index (BMI) is measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women. BMI does not differentiate between body fat and muscle mass. Therefore, body builders and people who have a lot of muscle bulk will have a high BMI but are not overweight.

Waist-hip ratio

Where you carry weight may be as important as how much weight you carry. Research shows that carrying fat around the middle, or having an apple-shaped physique, increases the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and diabetes. Carrying fat in the hips and thighs, or having a pear shape, is not as harmful to your health. The waist-hip-ratio calculates the relation between hip and waist circumference and tells you if you are rather an "apple" or "pear" type

BMI calculator

Body mass index (BMI) is measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women. BMI does not differentiate between body fat and muscle mass. Therefore, body builders and people who have a lot of muscle bulk will have a high BMI but are not overweight.


Fat predominantly distributed around the waist is also a risk factor for health complications such as cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes. Fat predominantly deposited around the hips and buttocks doesn't have this same risk.


Underweight Below 
  18.5
  Normal 
  18.5 - 24.9
  Overweight 
  25.0 - 29.9
  Obesity 
  30.0 and Above

 

Calorie calculator

Do you want to know how many calories you burn? here is a calorie calculator, where you can find out approximately how many calories per minute you are burning while doing certain exercises or activity.


Blood sugar chart

Keeping blood glucose levels as close to the normal range as possible is an important goal for people with Diabetes. Good blood glucose control has been shown to reduce the likelihood the "long term complications" of Diabetes, such as infections, kidney damage, eye damage, nerve damage to the feet, heart disease and circulation problems in the legs, and erectile problems. Monitoring your own blood glucose levels will also help to prevent, or at least detect and treat early, very low (hypoglycemia) or very high (hyperglycemia) levels of glucose in the blood.

After you checked your blood glucose level, the reading may be compared to the blood sugar chart. The charts are actually very easy to read. Different levels of blood sugars are listed on the chart. Although, one reading should not be used to diagnose, or if your blood glucose levels are not normal after more than two examinations, please contact a health professional regarding diabetes.


Category of a person
Fasting Value
Post-meal/ post prandial
Minimum Value
Maximum Value >
Value 2 hours after consuming glucose
Normal 70 mg/dL 100 mg/dL Less than 140 mg/dL
Early Diabetes 101 mg/dL 126 mg/dL 140 to 200 mg/dL
Established Diabetes More than 126 mg/dL - More than 200 mg/dL

Blood pressure chart

Blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of arteries. Blood pressure is recorded as two numbers - the systolic pressure (as the heart beats) over the diastolic pressure (as the heart relaxes between beats). The measurement is written one above or before the other, with the systolic number on top and the diastolic number on the bottom. For example, a blood pressure measurement of 120/80 mm Hg (millimeters of mercury) is expressed verbally as "120 over 80."

Normal blood pressure is less than 130 mm Hg systolic and less than 85 mm Hg diastolic. Optimal blood pressure is less than 120 mm Hg systolic and less than 80 mm Hg diastolic.

After you or your doctor examined your blood pressure, the reading may be compared to a blood pressure chart. Different levels of blood pressure are listed on the chart, with the highest levels at the bottom of the chart. Although, one reading should not be used to diagnose, pressure is not normal after more than two examinations, please contact a health professional regarding Blood pressure.


Category
Systolic BP (mmHg)
Diastolic BP (mmHg)
Optimal
Less than 120
Less than 80
Normal
Less than 130
Less than 85
High normal
130-139
85-89
Stage 1 Hypertension
140-159
90-99
Stage 2 Hypertension
160-179
100-109
Stage 3 Hypertension
180 and above
110 and above

Heart rate calculator

Maximal heart rate generally declines with age from about 220 beats per minute in childhood to about 160 beats per minute at age 60. This fall in heart rate is fairly linear, decreasing by approximately 1 beat per minute per year. There is no strong evidence to suggest that training influences the decline in maximal heart rate. It should be remembered that individuals of the same age may have quite different maximal heart rates-therefore it is more accurate to calculate this value by undergoing a stress-test than by using an age-related formula.

On the other hand, resting heart rate is greatly influenced by endurance training.







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