Sam’s Club provided me with a giftcard to share the Sam’s Club Free Health Screening Available to Members and Non-Members on 6/11/2016 (pharmacy locations.) All experiences, thoughts and opinions are mine.
For many men its Father’s Day coming up, but for everyman it’s about health. I am like many who thought when I was young, that I would be healthy and in the physical shape I would like to be in when I was older. But that was just a thought. Fast forward to me in my mid-30s and my physical health is not where I want it to be, but that is life right?
I will say that while it may not be as easy to get into the physical shape I would want ot be in right now, it is important to keep up on other factors of my physical well-being like healthy checkups, healthy diet, and some kind of physical activity. While they all seem simple, how many men are doing all three together?
During a recent survey taken, 91% of men agreed that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important, 57% said they only go to see a doctor when needed. I am sure diet is not the best for many men, with many consuming meats and not enough vegetables. Then there is physical health, for many its not so easy after a long day being active at a job, running a business or raising a family.
How Can Men Improve Our Health
- Eating smart is important. Consume lots of water, and cut back on fats and enjoy vegetables and fruits more often. One I can say I follow, I just enjoy sweet foods.
- Get More Active. While I find myself busy all day, I need to set more time aside to do more vigorous activities like hikes and strong walks. With small children and what seems not enough time, dragging my wife with me will help us both to rekindle after a long day.
- Get A Health Checkup. 73% of men said they would be interested much more in a health checkup if it was free and easy to sign up. 56% also said they would be more likely to visit for a checkup if it could land on a weekend. Again, for many men it comes back to priorities as we get older.
Being Men’s Health Month and with Father’s Day coming up, Sam’s Club is offering a FREE and open health screening to the entire public. This include non-members and all genders!
Test that will be offered for free include:
- Total cholesterol
- HDL (good cholesterol)
- Blood pressure
- Body fat percentage
The tests are very important for a simple reason. They can give anyone a little ionsight into their bodies. Find out if your eating too much fats, sugars, or if there may be something going on that may require seeking out more intensive healthcare.
Visit a participating Sam’s Club this Saturday, June 11th from 11am-4pm. Screenings will be available at all locations with a pharmacy. Sam’s Club locator.
Let’s help the Men of our country get into a Sam’s Club for a free Health Screening in recognition of Mens’s Health Month.
Ladies, let the men you know or drag the men you love in for a free screening.