Articles on Health Numbers

Elite Men’s Guide Health Scorecard

The Super Seven Health Numbers: Here are seven important health numbers every man needs to know. See your primary care doctor at least once a year and get your numbers. Enter your numbers below to find out where you stand. Also check out, EMG’s 7 Health Numbers Every Man Should Know Infographic.     Your… Read more

7 Health Numbers Every Man Should Know Infographic

What are the most important health numbers that every man should know? Here are 7 health numbers every man needs to know. Each number includes a chart that shows exactly where you stand. See your primary care doctor at least once a year and get your numbers.     Updated: May 5, 2015  

EMG Health Numbers: Body Mass Index

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a popular method, which health care professionals use to evaluate body composition based on an individual’s height and weight. A BMI below 18.5 is considered underweight. A normal BMI ranges between 18.5 and 24.9. A BMI between 25 and 29.9 is overweight. A BMI greater than 30 is obese.1 To… Read more

EMG Health Numbers: Waist to Height Ratio

The waist to height ratio is one method by which health care professionals estimate an individual’s body composition in order to evaluate his overall health.1 Enter your information in inches into EMG’s Waist to Height Ratio Calculator to determine your ratio. Although the Body Mass Index (BMI) is generally more well known than the waist… Read more

Blood Pressure Chart for Men

Blood pressure is one of the most important indicators of your cardiovascular health.1 Every time you visit your physician, he or she will take your blood pressure. You can also monitor your blood pressure at home with an electronic blood pressure monitor.   What is Blood Pressure? Blood pressure is a measurement of the pressure… Read more

HDL Cholesterol and LDL Cholesterol

The two basic types of cholesterol with which we are concerned with are LDL and HDL cholesterol. LDL cholesterol (BAD cholesterol) causes plaque build up on the inside walls of arteries. Over time, this plaque buildup leads to coronary artery disease.1 HDL cholesterol (GOOD cholesterol) removes LDL cholesterol from the blood. HDL cholesterol prevents plaque build… Read more

Fasting Blood Glucose

Fasting blood glucose is a measure of the quantity of glucose present in an individual’s blood stream after abstaining from eating for at least eight hours.1 This test is used to screen for diabetes. Levels less than 100 mg/dL are considered normal. Levels between 100 and 125 mg/dL indicate impaired glucose tolerance (aka pre-diabetes). Levels… Read more

EMG Health Numbers: Testosterone Levels

Testosterone level is an important indicator of hormonal health. Low testosterone levels have been associated with cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, decreased libido, decreased energy, and depression.1 A simple blood test is used to measure total testosterone level. Normal testosterone levels range from 300 ng/mL to 1050 ng/mL. Levels below 300 ng/dL are considered to be… Read more