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5. Check Your Heart

Your Heart is your main engine. Everything you do or think about should support great heart health. Prevention of heart disease and heart attacks is not a difficult as you may think. Check your blood pressure and heart rate and make sure it is within the proper range. Your doctor will listen to your heart to ensure proper function. Additional testing may be ordered if your doctor finds abnormalities.  You also have other choices. Visit a Cardiologist who practices Prevention of Heart Disease. The Prevention Cardiologist does not want to cut on you if they find a blockage or other issues, they will find a way to reverse the blockage or heart disease through diet, exercise and sometimes temporary medications.
Please visit the following websites for additional information and preventive screenings. 
www.ShapeSociety.org (Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication) and www.ReddyCardiology.com (Reddy Cardiac Wellness)
Eat, drink, breathe, and exercise properly to maintain great heart health and prevent this fatal diseas

4. Check Your Entire Body

Visit a General Practitioner at least one time per year. A yearly physical helps to ensure you are on track for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This is a great chance to get a second opinion on where your health is. It feels really good when the doctor smiles and tells you how great your health is and to keep doing what you have been doing. 
Check yourself for lumps, bumps, skin irritations, infections, fungus, or any other abnormalities. Contact your doctor if you feel something is not right. Maintaining great overall health is a way to be a sustainable and promotable employee and leader.

2. Check Your Eyes

Your Eyes tell a story of your Health. Your eyes will tell if you are getting the proper nutrition, have had a stroke, heart disease, diabetes, eye problems and diseases, infection, inflammation, Alzheimers, and many other health issues. Have your eyes checked at least once per year and contact your eye doctor immediately if you discover any blurred vision, pressure in the eye or any other discomforts. It is difficult to work effectively when your eyes are not functioning properly.

Health Check

Heart Disease, Strokes, Cancer, Chronic Lung Disease, and Diabetes are costing companies too much time and money.

There are four common risk factors causing the above health problems,
poor diet - sedentary lifestyle - smoking - and the harmful use of alcoholic beverages.

Educate your employees about the dangerous health trends and risk factors to improve lives and behaviors within the work environment. Each employee must be taught to take ownership and responsibility of their own health to gain a culture of energetic and high efficient workers. When an employee measures and keeps track of their own health statistics, they gain awareness of their overall health and will work harder to keep health problems and disease at bay.  


Do you want the health and body of someone ten or even 20 years older than you or do you want the health and body of your actual age? Even better, how about the health and body of someone ten years younger than you?

It is all up to you and what you want out of this life. You can make it easy or make it hard. I will let you decide.  

Measuring your health is extremely important if you want a more well and healthy life. Take a common sense approach and keep your Health in Check to build the value of "You".
Prevention of Disease is less Costly than Intervention 
Health Check
For the Prevention of Costly Health Issues

6. Check Your Sleep

We are a Sleep Deprived Nation, always on the go and never finding the time to get our eight hours of needed sleep. To maintain proper health and work effectively, we need eight hours of solid sleep. When we do not get enough sleep it can lead to heart disease and many other health issues. Below are some tips to get quality sleep: 

  • Use your bed for sleeping. Don't read, watch TV or eat in bed.

  • Go to bed and get up about the same time every day.

  • Keep your bedroom cool, dark and quiet. Use earplugs and a sleep mask if needed.

  • Sleep alone if partners or pets are disturbing your sleep.

  • Don't take naps, or at least limit them to 15 minutes.

  • Eat a small meal in the evening.

  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine, and don't use tobacco.

  • Stretch your body before climbing into bed

  • Avoid bright lights one hour before going to bed. This includes television, computers, and hand held devices.

  • Go to bed in a good mood. Prayer and Meditation is helpful.

  • Make time for sleep. Most adults need eight hours of sleep a night and teens need nine or more. Go to bed 15 minutes earlier each night until you are getting the right amount of sleep to feel rested the next day.

3. Check Your Teeth

Your teeth also tell a story of your health. Visit your dentist twice per year to maintain good dental health, check for gum disease or any other issues that may cause you pain, discomfort, or problems in the near future. If you have gum disease or plaque, this may be a warning of heart disease or other health problems. Keep the pain away and remember to floss and brush your teeth at least two times a day to prevent any problems.

​1Check your blood pressure and heart rate

Keep your Blood Pressure under 120 / 80 and your Heart Rate under 60  - you will maintain these numbers with consistent exercise, proper nutrition, quality sleep, reducing stress, drinking the number of ounces of water equal to half your body weight per day, and surrounding yourself with friendly, loving and supportive people. If these numbers are higher, you are inviting - heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, mental problems and many other issues. Check your blood pressure at least one time per week and check your heart rate at least two times per week.  


7. Check Your Waistline

Measure you waist instead of stepping on the scales. Your waistline number is a more accurate number than the number on the scales. The scales measure weight. My question is: How Many Pounds on What? When you weigh yourself on the scales, does it tell you how many pounds of pure body fat, bone density, water weight, or muscle weight? I say pitch the scales and trust the measuring tape. Measure where your body stores most of the fat. Most people store their fat in the stomach, hips, buttocks or thighs. I feel you will agree, we store most of our fat around the mid section of our body. Concentrate on your ideal measurements instead of your ideal weight. Having a large waist circumference has previously been linked to a higher risk for having many health problems including diabetes and heart disease, and cancer. Body fat is our enemy, so invest in a tape measure for more accurate evaluation. Men who have a waist size of 47 inches or more have about a twofold higher risk for death compared to men with the lowest waist size, and the same increased risk is observed among women with a waist size of 42 inches or more.

Your risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes goes up with a waist size that is greater than 35 inches for women or greater than 40 inches for men. To correctly measure your waist, stand and place a tape measure around your middle, just above your hipbones. Measure your waist just after you breathe out. Visit the Waist Calculator to evaluate your risk: http://www.myoptumhealth.com/portal/ManageMyHealth/Waist+CalculatorMaintaining the proper waistline will prevent costly diseases, presenteeism, and will cause you to feel more confident and energized to work with efficiency.  

Kirby Lammers

Mind, Body and Business

Executive Success Coaching

Houston, Texas