Progress Report


So, in the interest of, in all likelihood, justifying what they cost and cover, my health insurance through work is doing health screenings for folks who use it (there’s a carrot in the form of some gift certificates and whatnot). Being a stat-head, the chance to get a glimpse under the hood at stuff I can’t normally track was enough incentive for me, anyways.

First, the “bad” news:
– BMI is still a flawed and nigh unto useless metric for anyone who lifts weights. The fact that we’re weighed while fully clothed in work attire doesn’t help, either, so I get flagged as being overweight (25.2, bite me).
– Immediately after that measure, so I’m nicely annoyed, they take our blood pressure. In the middle of the workday. Gee, I wonder who’s going to look slightly elevated (130/82)? Considering that I routinely clock in around 114/60, I’m not going to give a damn.
– Hand-held resistance-based body fat calculators never show me any love. 17.8%, my ass.

Then, the interesting stuff, which requires blood and electronics to which I do not normally have access, and my little gold fucking star.

The good news:
– Glucose, 98 mg/dL (I wasn’t fasting, having had my usual protein shake for breakfast)
– Total Cholesterol, 118 mg/dL. Hot damn, that’s down twenty points.
– HDL Cholesterol, 54 mg/dL (recommended to be above 40, so I’m feeling good)
– TC/HDL ratio, 2.2 (ideal is anything under 4.5, so I totally owned in this regard)

Advertisements

Leave a comment

No comments yet.

Comments RSS TrackBack Identifier URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s