Okay, another year older and a bit wiser. And as I welcome another birthday this month perhaps a few reminders about body maintenance would be good for this week. Fortunately we are all living much longer and in pretty good health, but it is good to keep an eye on things.
Have your yearly physicals to check:
- Blood Pressure (Goal <120/80)
- Total Cholesterol (< 200)
- Blood Glucose (70-99).
Catch things moving out of range earlier than later is my motto!!
Other maintenance checkups:
- Dental to examine your teeth and gums
- Vision and eye exam
- Periodically a bone density test
YOU can keep eye on your weight and waistline. A healthy waist measurement is less than 40 inches for men and less than 35 inches for women.
Just like our car, our body needs regular maintenance to run smoothly, and to stay ahead of potential health problems. And birthday time is the opportunity to be reinvigorated to eat well and move more in the upcoming year.