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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!

Diabetes Awareness- how aware are YOU?

Diabetes Awareness- how aware are YOU?

  November is Diabetes Awareness month and HealthCheckUSA wants to make sure you have the resources, tools, and know-how to educate yourself simply by getting a blood test. Whether you’re a diabetic, have a family history of diabetes, or just want to be proactive and and preventative, HealthHeckUSA offers many tests that include a fasting [...]

November 13, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Diabetes, Health Screens, Hereditary Diseases, Men's Health, Miscellaneous health topics, Obesity and related diseases, Stress and Overall Health, Tests to detect and manage diabetes, Weight Loss & FItness, Women's Health Comments Off on Diabetes Awareness- how aware are YOU?

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??

A nutrition primer from Lifetime health advisors

A nutrition primer from Lifetime health advisors

A nutrition primer from Lifetime dietitians Sometimes the simplest lessons are the hardest to learn.  At Lifetime, dietitians teach simple rules of nutrition to help individuals learn (or relearn) how to properly fuel their bodies. Nutritional knowledge is critically important in maintaining health and vitality and enhancing longevity. Start with the basics:  The foundation of [...]

September 26, 2013 Susan Men's Health, Miscellaneous health topics, Nutrition, Weight Loss & FItness, Women's Health Comments Off on A nutrition primer from Lifetime health advisors

How Diabetes 2 Starts

How Diabetes 2 Starts

Obesity and diabetes 2 are kissing cousins. Type 2 diabetes occurs later in life or with obesity at any age. Insulin resistance precedes the development of type 2 diabetes, sometimes by years. Here’s how insulin works and what happens when cells can’t use insulin properly. The consequence of too many carbs, every day The most [...]

July 18, 2013 Susan Diabetes, Obesity and related diseases, Weight Loss & FItness Comments Off on How Diabetes 2 Starts

Fat? Tired? And sick of it?

Fat? Tired? And sick of it?

What would it take for you to change your lifestyle? A personal trainer who’s both tough but loving—like the ones you see on The Biggest Loser? A humiliating experience like being unable to fit in a chair or through a door?  Or a lab test that reveals you’re at higher risk for developing diabetes or [...]

July 15, 2013 Susan Hereditary Diseases, Men's Health, Obesity and related diseases, Weight Loss & FItness, Women's Health Comments Off on Fat? Tired? And sick of it?

Hey guys? Tough enough for a little blood test?

Hey guys? Tough enough for a little blood test?

Here’s a proverbial question: Why do men avoid health and wellness procedures? From an irregular mole to a large lump on the neck, almost everyone can tell a story about the guy that was too tough to check it out.  And in some cases that reluctance ended badly. Here’s a simple way to screen 50 [...]

June 14, 2013 Susan Men's Health Comments Off on Hey guys? Tough enough for a little blood test?

Is the paleodiet a triglycerides antidote?

Is the paleodiet a triglycerides antidote?

Recent nutritional research examines the earliest human diet, the Paleolithic diet or paleodiet, in search of answers to recent health crises such as obesity and diabetes. The paleodiet was full of variety and was sourced mainly by hunting and gathering.  Early humans consumed berries, fruits, plants, as well as small and large game. However, due [...]

August 30, 2012 Susan Cholesterol Screens, Heart Disease, Men's Health, Nutrition, Obesity and related diseases, Women's Health Comments Off on Is the paleodiet a triglycerides antidote?

The perfect storm: obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure

The perfect storm: obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure

Did you know obesity is the number one risk factor for developing heart disease and diabetes? Find up-to-date resources here for more health insights: We all know that high cholesterol and obesity are bad for your heart health. But combined with other health problems — such as high blood pressure — these health risks can [...]

August 14, 2012 Susan Heart Disease, Obesity and related diseases, Side effects of diabetes medications Comments Off on The perfect storm: obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure

Obesity is a health hazard

Obesity is a health hazard

The trouble with obesity is that it leads to a myriad of health issues including coronary heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke, type 2 diabetes, respiratory problems (such as sleep apnea), colon cancer, breast and endometrial cancer, gallbladder cancer, joint problems and pregnancy complications. [1] Someone with a BMI of 40% or more is [...]

August 14, 2012 Susan Obesity and related diseases Comments Off on Obesity is a health hazard