I have to admit something: I have skipped my mammograms for 2 years. I have just been too busy. Anyone else? Too busy? Nervous about a possible negative result? One of the reasons I’m too busy is that working and taking care of three other people, 4 pets, and my home is wearing me out! I actually got a letter from my health insurance company this week reminding me to get the test. This is a new step for them and was a really good reminder. There are so many things that come before my health, but if something happens to me, then what good have I done for my family in the long run? I need to/should squeeze in that one hour.
We all know that this is the “pink” month: Breast Cancer Awareness. Pink is everywhere. But this can and should be a reminder about all of the other ways we need to take care of ourselves. Are you getting enough vitamin D? There is a lot of confusion about supplements, but this one, especially for women, still rates high on the list of supplements that are truly valuable. Simple tests can tell you if you are deficient. Diabetes and obesity are soaring in the US. Simple blood tests and a quick step on the scale can remind you to correct your habits to stay healthy long enough to retire, kick back and maybe see some grandchildren get married and raise their own families. We’re living longer, too. Why not have a healthy old age? Start by taking care of yourself so you’re around to keep taking care of your loved ones. Schedule a test today!
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