Why is it important to monitor your vitals everyday?
The journey of managing and magnifying your overall health begins with measuring your body vitals. Discover in what ways you can enrich your well-being when you measure vitals daily.
Are you so much driven by your professional goals that you almost don't care for yourself properly. Your diet and exercise are messed up. You don't follow a wellness routine or spend time taking care of your health. But there's also one thing: you're low key guilty of an unhealthy lifestyle. You want to change this situation for the better, make yourself fit and live a healthy life. Right?
If yes, you're not alone. Most people love to build a healthy life but are often confused about where to start.
Begin with your vital signs. Monitor your vitals and take charge of your health
If you are a health conscious person and you are keen on building your health, then you must monitor your vitals regularly.
In this blog, we'll explore what vitals are, the most important vital signs and why it is important to monitor your vitals regularly.
What are vital signs?
Vital signs are measurements of your body's basic functions. But what makes it vital is it gives you an overview of your general physical health. Usually, doctors use vital signs to check up on your health or see the progress of that particular prescription.
And you have 5 most important vitals that you must monitor regularly.
What are the most important vital signs?
Blood glucose or blood sugar is the main sugar present in your blood which is like your body's powerhouse of energy. Measuring these levels denotes the amount of glucose in your blood.
But wondering why it is a vital sign? High blood sugar levels not only indicate diabetes or prediabetes but also leads to other lifestyle challenges. Know about them in detail with science-backed explanations, here.
|Vital results||Blood glucose levels|
|Normal||70 - 99 mg/dL fasting, below 140 mg/dL an hour after eating, below 120 mg/dL two hours after eating|
|High||140 mg/dL or above|
|Low||Below 70 mg/dL|
Blood pressure is the force of your blood on the artery walls when it passes through the heart. Everytime your heart beats, it supplies oxygenated blood to the whole body. And so, a normal pressure is needed for proper circulation.
Still what if the pressure becomes high? Increase in your blood pressure is termed as hypertension. If not controlled, high blood pressure can negatively affect your heart's functions and well-being.
There are more reasons why professionals look over your blood pressure regularly.
|Blood pressure||Systolic Blood pressure||Diastolic Blood pressure|
|Normal||Below 120||Below 80|
|Hypertension (Stage 1)||130-139||80-89|
|Hypertension (Stage 2)||Above 140||Above 90|
|Emergency - Seek your doctor immediately||Above 180||Above 120|
Have you ever tried counting your pulse at your wrist or side of the neck? If yes, then it's the heart rate, another vital sign that you shouldn't neglect. Your heart rate is the number of times your beats per minute.
Now, let's see why doctors care a lot about this. Most doctors examine heart rate to know about your heart's rhythm, pulse and fitness level. An healthy individual's pulse rate would range from 60 to 100 beats per minute.
|AGE||Normal heart rate|
|Newborn baby||70 to 190 bpm|
|1 - 11 months old||80 to 160 bpm|
|1 - 2 years old||80 to 130 bpm|
|3 - 4 years old||80 to 120 bpm|
|5 - 6 years old||75 to 115 bpm|
|7 - 9 years old||70 to 110 bpm|
|Above 10 years and adults||60 to 100 bpm|
Oxygen saturation levels
You must have noticed people using pulse oximeters frequently to check their oxygen levels during covid times. It's nothing but oxygen saturation levels( the amount of oxygen in the blood), also abbreviated as SpO2.
You might think measuring oxygen saturation levels are crucial only if you suffer from covid. But that's untrue.
Altered oxygen saturation levels can indicate health issues like low blood pressure, confusion, and decreased level of consciousness. So it's no wonder why doctors consider this as a vital sign.
|Oxygen levels ( In percentage)||Conditions|
|Less than 90%||Low|
|80-85%||Indicates your brain is affected|
An ECG is a simple yet quick and non-invasive method to monitor your heart's function. This ECG scans and records the electrical activity of your heart which is then used by your doctor to assess your heart's health.
ECG monitoring can help keep a tab on your heart's rhythms, irregular heartbeats and to confirm if your arteries are narrowed or blocked.
|PR interval||120-200 milliseconds|
|QRS Complex||Less than 120 milliseconds|
|QT interval||Less than 440 milliseconds|
4 important reasons pushing you to monitor your vitals regularly
Now let's move on to see why it is vital to check vital signs.
Protect your biggest asset - Your health
Have you ever thought about this? If you are healthy enough, you could accomplish more goals, achieve success in your career, take good care of everyone around you and lead a happy life.
Maybe, lifestyle challenges like low energy, low sleep quality, or unstable glucose levels compels you to put your life activities on the back burner.
But what could be the solution to this never ending problem? Let's see in detail.
Protecting and working on improving your health is an easy route that is often ignored by many people. But you don't have to. It's because your health is like your asset. If you have this asset sorted, you can concentrate on other things effectively.
And, testing your vitals can help you in protecting your health. Checking your vitals regularly can help you make right changes in diet and exercise routine so that you can have an optimized lifestyle.
EYVA, a revolutionary wellness gadget, helps you measure your 6 key body vitals in 60 seconds, with just a touch! The 6 key vitals include blood glucose, blood pressure, heart rate, ECG, oxygen saturation levels, and HbA1c.
You can measure all of them in real-time, non-invasively, without any pain or pricks. With EYVA, you can take better care of yourself with utmost comfort.
Know about the changes in your inner body
If you ever had a chance to monitor your body like how security cameras monitor and record activities in public places, then what would you monitor in particular?
Because that's what happens when you monitor your vitals regularly. When you check vitals regularly, you have a record of your body's basic and vital functions. Even a minor change in your body's activity would be reflected while monitoring.
So it's more like having a window to watch through what changes happen inside your body. This way, you can maintain your health better.
At what time of the day is your blood glucose highest? Is your evening blood pressure higher than morning blood pressure? How does your sleep schedule affect your heart rate?
Know all of it with EYVA. All it takes is a minute and a touch. Stay informed of your inner self and make right lifestyle changes to live your best life.
Optimize Your Lifestyle Holistically
Think of this: you don't notice that your bike has a puncture and continues to ride with it. After a week, when you're on your short hike, the tire comes off completely. You're left all alone and confused about what you should do next.
But, you would have fixed the puncture if you had known it at the right time. Isn't it? The same goes with your body.
Measuring your vitals regularly is like fixing the puncture so that you can take right action daily and enrich your well-being holistically.
Track your progress
Implementing changes to improve your health and only concentrating on the process is one route. However, tracking your progress and confirming if the changes you made suit your body would be a better way to improve your health.
That can be done by checking the respective vitals you need to measure.
Say, for instance, you are switching to healthy eating so you avoid junk, sugar, processed and canned foods to lower your blood sugar levels. But only making efforts without measuring your progress won't help.
Monitoring your blood sugar levels regularly and tracking your progress not only encourages you to continue but also helps to take further decisions to improve blood sugar levels.
To help you achieve your lifestyle goals, EYVA provides you with a 'Trends' feature. This wellness gadget connects to a mobile app. You will find Trends feature in the app where you can keep daily, weekly, and monthly track of your vitals readings.
Why Check Multiple Vitals?
Now, you might be wondering why I need to measure multiple vitals everyday?
It's because the vital signs in the human body are interconnected. Often, changes in blood glucose levels also lead to changes in blood pressure levels and vice-versa.
Here are few daily life examples:
- After drinking coffee, you are very likely to witness changes in your blood glucose, blood pressure, and heart rate. Mostly, caffeine raises the heart rate by stimulating the receptors of the heart cells.
- When you don't get enough sleep for many days, both your ECG and blood glucose can be higher than usual.
- If your blood sugar drops too low, which usually occurs after long duration exercises, your blood pressure increases.
EYVA empowers you to achieve a holistically healthy lifestyle by staying informed of your overall inner body dynamics. That's why this wellness gadget comes with the capability to measure 6 key vital signs.
When you measure all important body vitals, you are able to improve your overall well-being effectively. You have the power to measure, manage, and optimize your lifestyle with just a touch!
After all the hard work that we put into shaping our materialistic life, all we need from our hearts is good health. Take one step at a time and you'll see the progress overtime.
The starting step for that is to monitor your vitals regularly. And EYVA makes it fourfolds easier to measure, track, and improve your vitals everyday. Embrace holistic lifestyle and live your best life.Read More