Friday, February 03, 2006

If I posted the memo in the bathroom, maybe more people would be wearing red today.

Today is National Wear Red Day, to bring awareness regarding the number 1 killer of US women. Oddly enough, I have not spotted any women or men in my new department wearing red other than myself.

Even on television, I did not see anyone aside from the Director of Olympus Fashion Week at Bryant Park wearing red.

Since marketing this event has clearly slowed down this year, I’m passing on the numbers to you.

Below are the goal numbers you should strive for (according to the AHA:

Factor Goal
Total Cholesterol Less than 200 mg/dL
LDL (“Bad”) Cholesterol LDL cholesterol goals vary.
• People who are at low risk for heart disease: <160 mg/dL
• People at intermediate risk for heart disease: <130 mg/dL
• People at high risk for heart disease including those who have heart disease or diabetes: <100 mg/dL (Some high-risk patients will have a goal of <70 mg/dL.)
HDL (“Good”) Cholesterol 50 mg/dL or higher
Triglycerides <150 mg/dL
Blood Pressure <120/80 mmHg
Fasting Glucose <100 mg/dL
Body Mass Index (BMI) <25 Kg/m²
Waist Circumference <35 inches
Exercise Minimum of 30 minutes most days, if not all days of the

No go out there and go for a walk during your lunch break and have a nice glass of red with your dinner tonight.