Blood pressure. The American Heart Association recommends
keeping a record of your regular blood pressure readings.
Cholesterol levels. Keeping your cholesterol levels in check
is another great way to stay healthy and lower your risks for cardiovascular disease and
stroke. Simply put, cholesterol is a fat substance found in your blood and
cells that is produced by your liver.
Diabetes screening. Since diabetes is a risk factor for
developing cardiovascular disease, you may want to consider being screened for diabetes.
Talk to your doctor about when you should have a fasting blood sugar test or
hemoglobin A1C test to check for diabetes.