Friday, July 23, 2010

Health Credits

Hubby had to take a health screen for work and he just got back his report today. Most of it was good, but there were a few things that were a little alarming.

They said that he was at high-risk for cancer (though to be honest, almost everyone is at high risk for some sort of cancer... its everywhere....) and that he is at moderate risk for a heart attack. Which I think is bull. He is 25, in great physical shape, and has normal blood pressure, but I am not going to say it couldn't happen, its just highly highly highly unlikely.

I think that they say that sort of stuff to scare you into your 5-a-day veggies and fruits, exercise, etc. I know that he has low levels of the LDL-cholesterol (the good kind) and moderate levels of the HDL (bad) and that is probably mostly from eating out a lot, which I think is another symptom of our society. Guess what? It's linked to cancer too. Hurrah!

Basically, it said: Eat healthy, exercise. Actually, it said that he needed to strength train! Ahahaha.

But other than the standard, text book scare they said that he was all healthy. His health age was 28 years old and his physical age is 25 years old, so he is within the normal range.

The thing that worries me the most though is... if he got some black marks, what would they say if I went in? "Uhm... You are half fat. HALF FAT!"

So, as if I needed any more motivation, I have it. Operation 5 A Day (Even if it kills me) commences. 5 fruits. 5 veggies. Yes that means 5 glasses of juice a day (fruit) and I am going to make everything with V8.

I asked hubby if he would like to walk with me after work and he said that he is so tired from being on his feet all day that walking doesnt sound appealing. I have some strength training vids on Netflix and iTunes. He said that he would do those with me, so that's cool. Maybe we will do some TaeBo, Billy Blanks style! Blanks-fu.

I am feeling a lot better today, thanks for your comments and concerns. Turns out, I was just suffering from "lady time" and was completely back to normal today. Yep, I even cleaned the kitchen, and played the part of plumber today. Stupid construction messed up our waterline for a few hours, but its all taken care of now.


  1. The thought of getting a health screen right now would totally terrify me. That said, I probably really need one. It's actually been more than a year since I've even seen my doctor - I come from one of those "if it's not broken, don't fix it" families. I'm sure the doctor could tell me all kinds of scary things that would make me stay on plan!

    Let me know how you make out with the strength training videos. I've been meaning to incorporate some, but have no idea how/where to start!


  2. it so hot make him go swimming with you


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