2 1. Body Mass Index (BMI) BMI = Weight (in kg) Height2 (in meters) Lbs/ inches2 x 703A BMI of<25 = desirable25 – = overweight>30 = obese
3 2. Waist/Hip Ratio Waist/Hip Ratio Ideal: <.80 Woman and <.95 ManAdipose Tissue is the largest endocrine gland in the body and produce:Inflammatory chemicalsEstrogenCortisol
4 3. Blood Pressure & Resting Pulse Systolic less than or equal to 110mm-GoodDiastolic equal to or less than 70mm-GoodGreater than 130/85mm is Mildly HypertensiveResting Pulse55-60 Athlete60-70 Good70-80 Average>80 PoorMedications??
6 5. Sugar Biomarkers Fasting Glucose 80-100 mg/dl HbA1C- Glycosylated HemoglobinNormal range is %. In poorly controlled diabetes, its 8.0% or above, and in well controlled patients it's less than 7.0%The predictive value of HbA1C for total mortality was stronger than that documented for cholesterol concentration, body mass index and blood pressure.”Khaw, K-T, et al, BMJ, 2001, Vol 322: 1-6Fasting InsulinIncreased insulin production causes insulin resistanceSign of Insulin Resistance with levels over 15 uU/ml
7 6. Lipid Biomarkers Lipids, fractionated lipids Total Cholesterol-under 200Triglycerides-under 150, preferably under 100HDL-over 50 (male) and over 60 (female)LDL-under 130Trig/HDL ratio- under 2.0Chol/HDL ratio- under 3.0Inflammatory C-reactive protein
8 7. Core Flexibility Newtown 1st law of Physics An object in motion…. Use it or…Computerized Inclinometry and Core Flexibility TestingIncreased spinal motion (proprioception):Decreases Sympathetic tone (stress response)Increases cognition (learning)Increases visceral functionIncreased muscle tone and posture
9 8. PostureSomatic Retraction, Increased Sagittal Balance, Anterior Weight Bearing occurs as C7 moves anterior to the sacral baseEvery inch of increase10 fold increase in posterior cervical muscle activity (hello tight traps!!)Resistance to compression: R= N2 + 1Positive Sagittal Balance reduces blood flow to the brain and senses by 30%“All measures of health status show significantly poorer scores as C7 plumb line increase”Spine 2005:30(18):2023-9Digital Postural Evaluation (posture pro)
10 9. Systems Evaluation Identifies symptoms in most body systems Medical Symptoms Questionnaire (MSQ)Identifies symptoms in most body systemsQuantifies patient’s level of symptomsProvides a simple metric to track patient improvement
12 #1 Biomarker of Aging“. . . no decline with age is as dramatic or potentially more significant than the decline in lean body mass.”Here’s another nutrition scientific journal reporting on the tendency to loss muscle mass as we age and pointing out how this is not a health-promoting situation.J Nutr 127:990S-991S (1997)
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