Friday, February 3, 2012

Week 5: Let's Get (a) Physical

If you're in your 30's, I'm sure you're very familiar with Olivia Newton John's "Let's Get Physical". If not, please click on the link and refresh your memory. It's too much of a classic to have forgotten already. But that's not the kind of "physical" that I'm referring to. I'm talking about a go-to-your-Doctor kind of physical. Being pro-active and staying on top of any health issues is extremely important to your long term health. I am supremely lucky that my place of work has an actual wellness center which offers an annual physical (among many other benefits). They do the whole deal- blood work, height/weight, and getting checked out by a real physician.

I realize that not everyone has access to such convenient medical care. But your health is too important to use convenience as an excuse. Go ahead- call your doctor's office, make an appointment, and get yourself checked out. Other than learning that I've gained a few (or 6) pounds since my last visit, I am overall very healthy. Cholesterol and blood pressure is perfect, as well as the amount of vitamin D in my body. All good news! To top it off, I even get to make an appointment with our on-staff dietician to discuss some upcoming changes that I'm making to my regular diet. (Those 6 pounds aren't going to come off by themselves.)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Amy,
    I'm an Austin writer who is doing a story for CultureMap. It's about the top Austin bloggers on love and relationships, for this month and Valentine's Day.
    I would love to include you in the story, and your blog. If you are interested in participating, can you please email me and let me know, and I'll send you a couple of questions?

    To see my previous articles at Culture Map you can go here:

    I did one in January exactly like what I propose to do here, only it was for food bloggers: