article_decode-those-digits.jpgEvery woman knows to watch her weight, and it’s rare to find one who does not know what her ideal poundage should be. On the other hand, other health stats like body-fat percentages are rarely checked, even though they can be crucial indicators of one’s health status. Browse through the gallery for the most important numbers you need to know so that you can have an understanding of how healthy you are, and make adjustments to your lifestyle when necessary.

(First published as "Decode Those Digits" in the "Good Health" section of Good Housekeeping Philippines' September 2010 issue. Adapted for use in Female Network. Photo by Jos van Galen via sxc.hu)

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