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A Smart Start to 2015!

A Smart Start to 2015!

It’s that time of year again.  New Year’s resolutions are right around the corner.  You want to slim down, kick that bad habit, make better choices, get organized.  Wait!  Wasn’t that what you resolved last year? I recently heard the saying, “Today is yesterday’s tomorrow.”  Such a simple phrase got me thinking; how often do [...]

January 6, 2015 Ashley Blood Testing, Cholesterol Screens, Health Screens, Heart Health & Cholesterol, Men's Health, Miscellaneous health topics, Nutrition, Thyroid Screens, Women's Health Comments Off on A Smart Start to 2015!

Vitamin D: The Super Vitamin!

Vitamin D: The Super Vitamin!

What is Vitamin D? • Vitamin D is a critical nutrient that actually acts more like a hormone than a vitamin. In general, we get vitamin D from the sun. The UVB rays from the sun interact with our skin and cholesterol to create vitamin D. In today’s society, with limited time in the sun, [...]

December 10, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Health Screens, Men's Health, Miscellaneous health topics, Nutrition, Wellness Wednesday, Women's Health Comments Off on Vitamin D: The Super Vitamin!

November Already?!

November Already?!

Wow, this year has flown by! The holidays are already upon us, and you know what that means… Holiday Sales! HealthCheckUSA wants you to be the first to know about our upcoming deals and offerings, but you have to sign up to be on our emailing list. We only send out need-to-know information about our [...]

November 5, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Cholesterol Screens, Health Screens, Heart Health & Cholesterol, Men's Health, Nutrition, Thyroid Screens, Wellness Wednesday, Women's Health Comments Off on November Already?!

Weight Loss, Fitness, and Lab Testing??

Weight Loss, Fitness, and Lab Testing??

  There’s so much more that impacts weight management beyond the food you eat and time spent in the gym. While a healthy diet is critical to long-term health and weight management, hormone imbalances, inflammation, insulin resistance and other metabolic dysfunctions can impact your ability to manage a healthy weight. HealthCheckUSA offers tests and panels [...]

September 24, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Exercise, Health Screens, Men's Health, Nutrition, Obesity and related diseases, Vitamins & Nutrition, Weight Loss & FItness, Wellness Wednesday, Women's Health Comments Off on Weight Loss, Fitness, and Lab Testing??

Simple strategies to boost your metabolism

Simple strategies to boost your metabolism

A healthy diet and regular exercise are common recommendations to help support an optimal metabolism, but there are plenty of other simple ways to enhance metabolism. 1. Stand up and move—every 20 minutes. Are you sitting yourself to death? Standing up and moving for a few minutes every 20 minutes can have a positive effect [...]

May 1, 2013 Susan Miscellaneous health topics Comments Off on Simple strategies to boost your metabolism

A fancy word for change: Metabolism

A fancy word for change: Metabolism

Many people think metabolism is a simple equation of food intake minus calories burned. Derived from the Greek word, “metabol,” meaning “to change,” metabolism is actually a blanket term describing thousands of  physical and chemical processes in the body that change one thing into another to build and repair cells, fight infection, maintain body temperature [...]

May 1, 2013 Susan Weight Loss & FItness Comments Off on A fancy word for change: Metabolism

Chlamydia is silent and serious

Chlamydia is silent and serious

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the United States. In 2010, 1,307,893 chlamydial infections were reported to CDC from 50 states and the District of Columbia. Under-reporting is substantial because most people with chlamydia are not aware of their infections and [...]

August 12, 2012 Susan Chlamydia Comments Off on Chlamydia is silent and serious