Bye, Bye BMI?

For years, doctors, nutritionists, and anyone with a calculator have been using a mathematical formula called Body Mass Index (BMI) to determine whether someone is overweight or not. BMI does a pretty good job of determining whether or not you’re obese, and since obesity is known to play a major role in one’s health and […]

Volunteering Is Good for the Heart–Really

volunteering reduces cardiovascular risk

volunteering reduces cardiovascular riskSomehow, when our parents told us that it’s better to give than to receive, we never really believed them. But according to a new study, they may have been telling the truth. The study, which tracked more than 100 Canadian 10th graders, found that those who did weekly volunteer work had lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life than those who didn’t volunteer. Those risk factors included BMI (body mass index) and cholesterol levels, which researchers measured before and after the study.

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Zer0 cost men’s health screenings available at Sam’s Clubs on June 9

Men’s Health Month starts tomorrow. And to help celebrate, Sam’s Clubs are providing no-cost men’s health screenings at all their pharmacy locations. Screens include PSA, blood pressure, and BMI and will be offered from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, June 9.

There isn’t a Sam’s Club within 100 miles of here so I’ll be getting those potentially life-saving screens done elsewhere. But if there’s a store near you, take advantages of this offer.

The complete press release from Sam’s is here.