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Nothing has motivated me to stay on top of my health care the way that having young children has motivated me. My kids rely on me to care for them, and to be a source of strength. I certainly want to be the steady source of care for them long before I ever need them to care for me. And, they need to see me taking care of myself so they can learn how to do it for themselves someday.
Taking care of ourselves enables us as parents, teachers, and moms to better care for our families, and is an important part of maintaining our health.
FREE Health Screenings at Sam’s Club for Healthier Living
My husband and I have been members of Sam’s club for many years and one of the many benefits of being a member are the free health screenings held at the club once a month. And here is something you may not already know, these health screenings are open to the general public – you do not have to be a Sam’s Club member to take advantage of these FREE Health Screenings.
This is a photograph of my new friend, Carmen. She provided me with my health care screening and instant feedback on all my measurements.
What is included as part of a Sam’s Club FREE Health Screening
- Test blood glucose levels to determine diabetes risk
- Total cholesterol levels or bad cholesterol levels
- Determine HDL or good cholesterol levels
- Evaluate your Risk Ratio – the percentage of total cholesterol levels over good cholesterol levels
- Blood Pressure
- Body Fat Percentage
- Vision Screening (in Sam’s Clubs with an optical center)
My health care screening started with a simple test to take my blood pressure.
The blood tests require a single drop of blood to administer. Carmen used sterile tools to prick my finger and collect the sample blood needed to run the tests.
Once the tests were run, Carmen was able to tell me my risk ratio. This is the percentage of heart disease risk based upon total cholesterol levels over good cholesterol levels. A number less than 3.5 is desirable.
And finally, by holding onto the machine pictured below, Carmen was able to report to me my body fat percentage and BMI.
Thankfully, all of my health screening measurements turned out normal. Carmen reminded me to exercise at least three times a week, eat 3-5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, and to come back for more health screenings at Sam’s Club. It is a great place to check your health with free screenings for healthier living!
Free Sam’s Club Healthy Living Magazine
Sam’s Club offers a free online magazine – Healthy Living Magazine (online) with some wonderful articles and recipes for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
My favorite article this month focused on the importance of outdoor play for kids and how nature acts as a healing agent for young children. Personally, I think even adults need time outdoors on a regular basis to stay healthy. When I’m feeling blue, a short walk outside is an instant pick-me-up. Click here to visit Sam’s Club’s Healthy Living Magazine (online).
For a directory of Sam’s Club’s links click here: Sam’s Club Links.
The next FREE health screening at Sam’s Club is on May 9th.
How do you pursue Healthier Living?
I’m certainly not the ultimate example of perfect health but I do believe that even small steps can add up to healthier living! Have any tips on ways to pursue better health? Please leave a comment below and join the conversation. I love hearing from my readers!
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