My health is important to me, but the last six months have been hard. Starting in August 2013, I started working out. I was in beast mode and I would walk on the treadmill daily. I also added some lunges and stomach crunches in. I was going hard, but then pneumonia hit me with an upper cut in September. I was ill, having shortness of breath and working out was not possible. In times like this, the Walgreens Healthcare Clinic Memphis comes in handy.
But it wasn’t over… In January I ended up with pneumonia and bronchitis. Oh, I’m not done yet, though. In February, the weather was terrible across the country and on one cold morning, a driver crossed the median and hit us head on. I’m still dealing with headaches and pain from that. I know… but, don’t feel sorry for me because I’m still living.
Honestly, things could be worse. I’m thankful and I’m working slowly to get my fitness goals back in order. However, before I do that I wanted to stop by the Walgreens Healthcare Clinic Memphis to get a health screening with health risk assessment. It’s important to me that I get a work up before I start my workout regimen. More so, I love that I can visit my local Walgreens, head back to the pharmacy area and see a licensed health professional as a walk-in or an appointment.
On my most recent visit to the healthcare clinic, the nurse practitioner on duty advised me of my need that my blood pressure was good, my glucose levels were pre-diabetic and my cholesterol levels were good. She also provided me with tips to get healthier. Here are some of those tips:
- Exercise/increase activity
- Eat fish high in omega-3 fatty acids (salmon, mackerel and tuna)
- Read food labels
- Eat balanced healthy meals
Overall, I eat well, but I struggle with eating enough due to skipping meals. I know that this isn’t good and I will work on this week by putting my meals times on my schedule. I tend to work well with a planned schedule. If you’d like to join me in living a healthier life, then consider the Walgreens Healthcare Clinic Memphis for health screening to make sure you don’t need to follow-up with your physician before starting a fitness regimen.
How do you maintain a healthy lifestyle? Working out? Eating balanced and regular meals?
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