The other day I went for a "wellbeing assessment". This included a battery of health-related tests including BMI, body fat percentage, blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, and so on.
In most areas I came out healthy... just. I'm towards the upper end of the healthy range for BMI, waist to hip ratio, and body fat. So far, so much nothing to worry about, and not really a surprise. (Even the Wii Fit tells me I have a BMI of 24.) On the other hand my cholesterol, which I'd never had measured before, was "raised" - which apparently translates as nothing to worry about (it's not "high"), but maybe worth taking action to stop it getting worse. (I do eat a lot of cheese and butter, which is apparently bad for cholesterol.) I was fine on the other readings like blood glucose, hydration levels, blood pressure, and heart rate.
I'm pretty happy with the results, given that I know that this is about as unhealthy as I get (and that I eat cake whenever I feel like it). I know I've been slacking on the exercise front over the winter, and I'm trying to pick up the pace a bit now it's getting towards spring, so it's interesting to have some baseline figures. The guy who did my assessment suggested I might like to go back in three months' time, so I can track my progress. Apparently doing more exercise could be enough to change the cholesterol reading, so it'll be interesting to see whether it does.