Oct 11, 2007
At work I’ve joined the “Healthy Lifestyles Incentive Program“. My reasons of joining are mostly financial (completing the program gives me $25 dollars off my insurance premiums per pay period plus other incentives) but recently I have been taking a small interest in my health.
Today I went into work a little early and got a biometric screening. To sum up the experience, they pricked my left middle finger, weighed me, took my blood pressure, and I got to talk to a cute engaged woman in an enclosed room for 20 minutes.
Overall I was pretty suprised with my results. For somebody who doesn’t know my eating/sleeping/life habits and just looked at my results one might think I’m a healthy person. Just in case I lose my handout with my results I’m going to copy them down here for historical purposes.
Height: 5’8 (no “little wes” or “get taller” comments please)
Weight: 133 (fully clothed no shoes please no “eat more” comments please)
Total Cholesterol/HDL Ratio: 3.3 (Less than 4 ideal)
Cholesterol: 146 mg/dl (Less than 200 desirable)
HDL Good Cholesterol: 44 mg/dl (Greater than 40 goal)
LDL Bad Cholesterol: 81 mg/dl (Less than 100 ideal)
Body Mass Index (BMI): 20 (Less than 25 normal)
Overall a quality experience. For a long time I’ve been curious what my cholesterol levels were at. Going into this I was expecting some bizzare/depressing/life changing results but according to this screening I’m just the pinnacle of health! I could be a marathon runner if I didn’t drink game fuel constantly, go to the bar five times a week, play countless hours of Halo 3 co-op, and ate better food then Dunkin Donuts.