HOW TO MEASURE YOUR VITAL PARAMETERS
Here we show you how to measure your vital parameters.
Body height (in cm)
Stand upright against a vertical wall with your feet flat on the ground.Use a measuring tape to measure your height – from the ground to the highest point of your head.
Body weight (in kg)
Stand on a scale on a flat, solid floor (not on a carpet or similar), ideally in the morning on an empty stomach, and read off your body weight.
Blood pressure (systolic/diastolic in mmHg)
You need a blood pressure monitor to measure your blood pressure. If you do not possess such a device you can ask your physician or pharmacist to measure your blood pressure. The best time to measure your blood pressure is early in the morning when you are not yet feeling stressed. Depending on the device, you measure your blood pressure either on your wrist or arm. You should sit calmly at a table and measure your blood pressure with your arm resting on the table. You will receive two values for your blood pressure (first value: systolic, second value: diastolic).
Please note that your blood pressure will change throughout the day and may be higher in the evening than in the morning.
Abdominal girth (in cm)
You should ideally measure your abdominal girth in the morning on an empty stomach while standing upright. Place one end of a measuring tape just above your belly button (without letting it cut in) and then wrap the measuring tape around your waist. Place the end of the measuring tape across the start and read off your abdominal girth.
Resting pulse (in beats/minute)
Ideally, you should measure your resting heart rate early in the morning before you get up. Place two or three fingers (not your thumb) on your wrist or neck to feel your pulse. Count the number of beats in 15 seconds and multiply this value by 4 to get your resting heart rate per minute.