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Finding Your Way To Health: Walgreen’s Wellness Tour in the DMV

Disclosure: I partnered with Walgreens and the National Urban League to share their Upcoming Wellness Tour, all opinions are my own.

September is more than a time to focus on Back to school, or lament the end of summer. September is also

  • Sickle Cell Awareness Month
  • National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
  • National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Yoga Month
  • National Cholesterol Education Month
  • National Food Safety Month

Even if none of these apply to you, or someone you know September is a great time to evaluate your progress towards your health goals and begin to set new wellness goals before the new year. A part of this process is understanding where you are.

Do you know your health status? Are you at risk for Hypertension? Do you feel tired after you wake up? Do you have any new aches, pains, or bruises. Have you had a regular check up this year? Is your exercise schedule on the right track? Is your diet right for your body’s needs? Do you want answers to these questions and more? Sometimes we ignore potential health problems because we don’t want to deal with the hassle of scheduling doctor’s appointments, co-pays, or dealing with health insurance. Walgreens and the National Urban League are offering an easy free options for people to find out more about their health status. What’s great is that people can visit their mobile health bus and get a free checkup to make sure their body is working smoothly they transition into the holiday season and the colder months.

Visit A Local Wellness Tour

Walgreens and the National Urban League are back in the DMV for another health tour. Wow! A FREE health tour right in our own neck of the woods.

Walgreens and the National Urban League have joined together for the ninth year for this community outreach program dedicated to providing free preventative and early detection health services to urban and at-risk communities. Over the last eight years, the tour has administered more than 570,000 health tests valued at $12.8 million in communities throughout the United States.

People who visit this mobile tour will receive free test valued at more than $100. The test are administered by certified wellness staff and are available to adults who are ages 18 years of age and older. Take advantage of this wellness tour and share your results with your local health care providers.

The test provided on the tour will include total cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure and a comprehensive weight assessment.

 

  • Total Cholesterol Levels
    High blood cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Simple blood tests can raise awareness of high blood cholesterol as a risk factor for coronary heart disease, the first step toward modifying lifestyle to reduce risk. That’s why it’s important to have your cholesterol levels checked regularly and discuss your cholesterol levels with your doctor. This test is administered through a quick, painless finger prick and takes about five minutes to process. Fasting is not required for accurate results.
  • Glucose Levels 
    Blood glucose testing is used to screen individuals for diabetes risk. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) reports that 25.8 million individuals in the United States 96 8.3% of the population 96 have diabetes, and seven million of those individuals are undiagnosed. The blood sample obtained from the finger prick administered for the total cholesterol levels’ health test will also be used to determine glucose levels.
  • Blood Pressure
    High blood pressure is one of the most common chronic conditions in adults according to the AHA. Uncontrolled high blood pressure is often called “the silent killer” because it has few or no symptoms, so you may not be aware that high blood pressure is damaging your arteries, heart and other organs. The only way to tell if you have high blood pressure is to have your blood pressure checked. The test is done easily, quickly and painlessly using a cuff around the upper arm to measure the force of blood as it travels through the artery
  • Comprehensive Weight Assessment Test
    The comprehensive weight assessment is a test that measures seven key health indicators including: body mass index, body composition, skeletal muscle, resting metabolism, visceral fat, real body age and body weight.

The mobile tour will be traveling across America, but if you’re in the DC, Maryland, or Virginia areas please see the schedule below for the closest location. For those outside the DMV area, visit Walgreens.com/Tour to find the date and time the mobile bus will be near you.

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