Diet, health and fitness tips for average women. Site created and maintained by Ann Chihak Poff.

Posts Tagged ‘cholesterol’

Knowing my numbers

As I mentioned in my hula hoop post yesterday my company sponsored a Wellness Fair, which included biometric testing and consultation with a nurse afterward if so desired. I got my numbers last year and this year. March 2012 Blood Pressure: 140/70 Systolic read in Stage I Hypertension Diastolic read in Normal Active Lifestyle Heart Rate: 76 […]


Skinny doesn’t mean healthy

I used to be considered skinny. I hate that term. To me it has a negative connotation. According to Merriam-Webster, skinny means lacking sufficient flesh, very thin, emaciated; lacking usual or desirable bulk, quantity, qualities or significance. But it seems like so many of us strive to be skinny. Why is that? Why do we […]


Staying healthy with regular doctor’s visits

Today I visited my doctor for my annual check-up. I was there about three weeks ago for my annual visit. But my doctor had a family emergency so I had to reschedule. I usually have my appointment in the morning. But today was an afternoon appointment. I had to wait almost a half an hour […]


The 8-year lesson

Guest Post: Rob A lot of things can happen in eight years time. Brett Favre could retire, health care could be reformed or Lady Gaga could wear something normal–the point is, that’s kind of a long time! Still, it had been that long since my last check up or even a visit to a doctor […]