When Was Your Last Checkup

Did you know your heart beats over 100,000 times a day?

Your heart pumps about 2000 gallons of blood each day.

Your heart pumps blood through about 60,000 miles of blood vessels. That’s enough blood vessels to go around the earth 2 times.

  • Do you know your Cholesterol levels?
  • What’s your Blood Pressure?
  • What is your Triglyceride level?
  • Is your Blood Sugar Normal?

It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor.

– Cicero

It is so important that each of us participate in our own well-being every day.  Remember that you are in charge of your own Medical Team.  Schedule that checkup.  Talk to your doctor.  Start walking.  Do something today that you didn’t do yesterday to promote your own physical fitness and health.  Move more today than you did yesterday. If you do this, you will accomplish things and dreams you never knew existed.

Heart disease and obesity are the number #1 and #3 leading causes of death in the United States. Adult and Childhood obesity is at epidemic proportions with no signs of slowing down. The fact is that they are also the most preventable.

Did you know not all heart attacks begin with a sudden, crushing pain? This is often shown on TV or in the movies. The warning signs and symptoms of a heart attack aren’t the same for everyone. Many heart attacks start slowly as mild pain or discomfort. Some people don’t have symptoms at all (this is called a silent heart attack). Please read the section on Heart Attack Warning Signs and Symptoms.

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