The previous two sections describe my diet and exercise histories. They show how my lifestyle has changed so that I am living the SWLL, but has it done me any good? One objective way to check this is to see how many of the metabolic syndrome measures I have.
As a reminder, for men these are:
- obesity: waist measurement > 40″
- blood pressure: systolic > 130 or diastolic > 85
- insulin resistance: fasting blood sugar > 100
- triglycerides: > 150
- HDL: < 40
For a complete description of metabolic syndrome, see the “Health” chapter.