We play golf quite a bit, my husband more than me, but what golfers aim for is a LOW score. Now we also play Euchre and what you’re going for is a HIGH score. Now I’m going to give you some more numbers and we’ll determine if we want HIGH or LOW scores. Here we go:
Blood Pressure: Actually in this game you have two scores, an upper and a lower, one for when your heart is beating and one for when it’s resting between beats. Around 120/80 is the best score you can get. At any rate, within reason of course, both of these scores need to be: LOW!!
Total Cholesterol: Once again, we have a two-number game here. Bad cholesterol, also known as LDL, and good cholesterol, also known as HDL. Now here’s where it gets fun. Your LDL should be LOW while the HDL should be HIGH.
Blood Sugar: This little gem has only one number at least but it can cause problems either by being too high or by being too low. Generally, we worry more about it being too high so for the purpose of this post, we’ll say you want this number to be LOW.
Weight: I suppose there are a few people out there who have trouble getting this number high enough, but I’m certainly not one of them. So overall, again we probably want to answer this one as LOW.
So you can see, high and low are really not the total picture here. There’s usually bad juju associated with too low as well as too high even when we’re in the process of struggling to raise or lower any specific number on this list.
As usual, moderation seems to be the key! And also as usual, most of my numbers tend to creep in the opposite direction from the lows and highs that they’re supposed to be. Even my golf game!