Lexington, Kentucky (WKYT) – After picking up their groceries, customers can check their health with free glucose, cholesterol, BMI and blood pressure screenings at Walmart stores nationwide.
“I think it’s good to have easy access to screenings like this,” said Walmart pharmacy manager Kaylan Davis. You may not have had a cholesterol or glucose test before or in a long time, so it’s nice to have something like this that’s free and accessible.”
Dr. Jeff Fox says that with the spread of influenza, COVID-19, and other illnesses, screening is essential to staying healthy.
“With the advent of covid, we got out of habit,” Dr. Fox said. “We tried to stay away from doctors.
In addition to screening, Dr. Fox says you can take simple steps toward a healthier life every day.
“Eat. Choose what you eat. Fruits, vegetables, and healthy low-calorie, low-carb foods are generally better than processed, high-sugar foods,” says Dr. Foxx.
Dr. Fox recommends regular exercise to stay healthy. He says it’s also important to make sure his own mental health is good.
“Are you engaged? Do you see people on a regular basis? So basically, only the habits you do every day matter in the choices you make,” Dr. Fox said.
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