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Know Your Numbers
Schneider National is on the road to wellness! The first step in the Schneider wellness program offers biometric screenings
and health assessments to adults covered on the medical plan. These activities give associates and their spouses the opportunity to
know four important numbers – blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and body mass index (BMI). These numbers gauge your current
state of health and they can help you recognize any health risks you may have. Screenings for these numbers are covered 100% as
preventive care during your annual check-up*

But, it’s not enough to just know the numbers – you need to take action! This brochure will give you a better understanding of the
healthy ranges for each of these important screenings, and offers steps you can take to get your numbers within the desired ranges

Because when you know your numbers, you have the power to improve your health

*Cholesterol screenings are covered once every 2 years beginning at age 20

Blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of Blood Pressure Ranges
arteries. It’s recorded as two numbers: the systolic pressure
Ranges for Most Adults
(as the heart beats) and the diastolic pressure (as the heart Category
relaxes between beats). High blood pressure increases your
chance (or risk) for getting heart disease and/or kidney Normal Blood Pressure Systolic below 120 mm Hg
disease, and for having a stroke. Hypertension is especially (systolic/diastolic) Diastolic below 80 mm Hg
dangerous because it often has no warning signs or symptoms

Systolic 120 - 139 mm Hg
Note: If one of the measurements Diastolic 80 - 89 mm Hg
is in a higher category than the Prehypertension (NOTE: 139/89 or below
other, the higher measurement is (Formerly Normal-to-High- should be the minimum goal for
usually used to determine the Normal Blood Pressure) everyone. People with diabetes
or chronic kidney disease should
stage. For example, if systolic
strive for 130/80 or less.)
pressure is 165 (Stage 2)
and diastolic is 92 (Stage Mild Hypertension Systolic 140 - 159 mm Hg
1), the patient would still be (Stage 1) Diastolic 90 - 99 mm Hg
diagnosed with Stage 2 hypertension. A high systolic pressure
compared to a normal or low diastolic pressure should be a Moderate-to-Severe Systolic over 160 mm Hg or
major focus of concern in most adults. Hypertension (Stage 2) Diastolic over 100 mm Hg
Check out the suggestions on the back page to learn more
Blood Pressure greater than 180/110
about what you can do to help lower your blood pressure and
is a DOT knockout

improve your other numbers. This will get you on the road to
better overall health

On the Road to
Cholesterol is essential for life. It’s the fatty substance that The goal for your LDL level depends on your other risk
your body needs to function. But a buildup of cholesterol can factors for heart disease. For example, if you already have
be harmful. Over time, cholesterol buildup, called plaque, can CHD, diabetes, or problems with your circulation, then your
narrow the space for blood to flow through arteries that feed LDL cholesterol should be 100 mg/dL or less

the heart and other vital organs. The higher your cholesterol
levels, the greater your risk of heart disease and stroke. If you are 20 years old or older, have no heart
disease and your LDL cholesterol is:
Cholesterol is measured as milligrams of cholesterol per deciliter
of blood, which is abbreviated like this: mg/dL. Less than 100 mg/dL Most desirable
100 - 129 mg/dL Desirable
If your total cholesterol is:
130 - 159 mg/dL Near optimal/above optimal
200 mg/dL or less Desirable cholesterol level
160 - 189 mg/dL Borderline high
Between 200 and 190 mg/dL and above Very high
Borderline high cholesterol level
239 mg/dL
240 mg/dL or more Too high Triglycerides
Triglycerides are another fatty substance in the blood that
If your HDL cholesterol is: affects your risk for heart disease. Most fat in food, as well as
in your body, is present in the form of triglycerides. High levels
Less than 40 mg/dL Too low are linked to the risk of heart disease

40-60 mg/dL Acceptable
If your Triglycerides are:
More than 60 mg/dL Desirable Less than 150 mg/dL Desirable cholesterol level
Borderline high cholesterol
If your total cholesterol / HDL cholesterol ratio is: 150 - 199 mg/dL
Less than 4 Desirable 200 - 499 mg/dL High
4-6 Some Risk 500 mg/dL and above Very high
More than 6 High Risk
If you are concerned about your
cholesterol, a wellness coach can
help. Call today at 1-800-478-1057*

*TTY/TDD users, please call the National Relay Center at
1-800-855-2880 and ask for the number above

A blood glucose test measures the amount of sugar (glucose) in A good way to determine if your weight is
your blood and is used to screen for or diagnose diabetes or to healthy for your height is to calculate your body
monitor patients who have the disease. If you are having a fasting mass index (BMI). Being overweight puts strain
glucose blood test, you should NOT eat or drink for 6 hours on your heart and can lead to serious health
before the test. A random glucose test can be done at any time problems. These problems include:
of the day, but results depend on what you drink or eat before • Heart disease
the test, as well as your activity

• Sleep apnea
Below is a guide to understanding your blood glucose levels.You
should discuss your results with your doctor and any concerns
• Type 2 diabetes
you have. • Varicose veins
In general up to 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) are • High blood pressure
considered normal

More than 300,000 lives could be saved in the
United States each year if everyone stayed at
Fasting Glucose Category
a healthy weight! Use the formula below to
Less than 100 Normal determine your BMI.The following chart shows
100-125 Pre-diabetes what category your BMI falls into, and whether
More than 125 Diabetes probable you need to be concerned about your weight
Calculating BMI
Fasting blood glucose level To calculate BMI, multiply your weight by 703

Diabetes is diagnosed if higher than 126 mg/dL on two occasions. Then, divide that number by your height in
Levels between 100 and 126 mg/dL are referred to as impaired inches, squared:
fasting glucose or pre-diabetes. These levels are considered to be
(weight in pounds x 703) / (height in inches)2
risk factors for type 2 diabetes and its complications

Random (non-fasting) blood glucose level
BMI Category
Diabetes is suspected if higher than 200 mg/dL and accompanied
by the classic diabetes symptoms of increased thirst, urination, Below 18.5 Underweight
and fatigue. (This test must be confirmed with a fasting blood 18.5 - 24.9 Healthy
glucose test.) 25 - 29.9 Overweight
Note: Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. 30.0 - 39.9 Obese
Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results. 40 and over Morbidly obese
BMI measurements are not right for all people
Glucose greater than 200 is a DOT knockout. including pregnant women, children and teens,
people who are very muscular and persons who
are frail, or over age 65. If you fall into one of these
groups, check with your doctor to determine your
ideal weight.Work closely with your doctor to create
a weight control plan that’s right for you

Take Action!
Did you know 70% of causes of early death and disease are connected to lifestyle? Valuing your life means
committing to small, daily choices to preserve your future years

Manage your weight Control your diet
Losing weight is a challenge. The most effective strategy is to Quantity. If you can’t burn it off, don’t eat as much. Try
both decrease calories and increase activities each day. In order keeping a food log. Studies show you’ll eat as much as 40%
to improve your Body Mass Index, individuals who spend a less simply by writing it down!
majority of their day sitting should become more conservative
Quality. Avoid high fat, high sugar foods. One 12-ounce soft
with food portions and more generous with activities

drink per day will add 15 pounds of weight per year! Strive
for at least 3 food groups every meal and increase your daily
To lose one pound per week, you would need intake of fruits and vegetables – aiming for at least 5 servings
to eliminate 500 calories per day – either by eating less
each day. Pre-plan your meals and think “fresh” vs. “fast”

or exercising more. Five hundred calories is roughly equal
to 2 pieces of pizza, 6 buffalo wings, or a quarter pound Timing. Eat several small meals rather than 1-2 large meals
hamburger. For reference, it would take a 225-pound per day. Eat breakfast and avoid starving or stuffing yourself
person 1 hour and 23 minutes to walk off 500 calories. throughout the day. Controlling the timing of meals will
balance your metabolism and your glucose levels

As an initial goal, maintain your Body Mass Index below a “30”
Obese category. Consult with your doctor, UnitedHealthcare Manage your time
health coach or Atlas therapist to discuss strategies that will fit How you prepare for and manage your daily tasks has an
your physical condition and schedule. Weigh yourself regularly, impact on your overall stress levels. Examine your time and
and fine-tune your efforts to guarantee success. resources to tighten up your efficiency. Any minutes you can
reclaim can be used to help balance your health and relaxation

Be physically active
Working hard? Unfortunately, if you work a sedentary job, Stop smoking
your body doesn’t know the difference between working while Smoking is the number one contributor to a variety of causes
sitting or legitimately lounging around. To lower BMI, blood of early death and disease. Fortunately, your chances of quitting
pressure, lipids and glucose levels, add physical activity into double with medication, counseling or a behavioral program

your daily routine. For that reason, take time to learn about the new QuitPower®
Energy. Find out what time of day you have the most energy tobacco cessation program available January 1, 2010

and target that time. Also, you’ll need enough sleep. If you Call 1-877-784-8797 to sign up

have trouble getting restful sleep, address those issues

Time. At 20-30 minutes, the time recommendation for Help is always available
intentional exercise is only 1-2% of your 24 hour day. Dedicate If you are concerned about any of your numbers,
10 minutes to start. contact a UnitedHealthcare wellness coach to begin
making healthful lifestyle changes today. A wellness
Location. Large spaces and equipment are not required

coach can help you develop a plan, and provide
A workout can still be effective with little room and sparse
encouragement and expert tips along the way at no

additional cost as part of your medical plan. To get
started, call 1-800-478-1057*.You can also visit a
Therapist at your nearest Schneider Operating Center

*TTY/TDD users, please call the National Relay Center at
1-800-855-2880 and ask for the number above

This tip sheet is for informational purposes only. It does not diagnose problems or recommend
specific treatment. The information provided in this document is not a substitute for your
doctor’s care. Services and medical technologies referenced herein may not be covered under
your plan or be available in all states or for all groups

© 2009 United HealthCare Services, Inc. (09-522)

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is hiis know your numbers program?

Through HII’s Know Your Numbers program, non-represented Ingalls, Newport News and HII corporate employees can qualify for a $600 discount on their HII medical insurance if they complete their Wellness Profile and Health Screening by Sept. 30.

What is know your numbers kyn?

 Know Your Numbers (KYN) gives you knowledge about your health—and with knowledge, you can take informed action. That means more power to be there for your loved ones, to give great care to patients, and to live your healthiest and best life.

Who is automatically enrolled in the know your numbers program?

Non-represented HII corporate, Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding employees enrolled in an eligible HII medical plan are automatically enrolled in the Know Your Numbers program. If you are enrolled in the program, your involvement in the program will determine your medical premium amounts.

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