Any Blood Test Now - I didn't know about using them. I love having options. Thanks for sharing!
My health/fitness progress seems to be doing a dance. One step forward, two steps backward, two steps forward and one step backward. I keep adding different types of exercise that I don't hate doing. I usually do 3-5 of them each day. My daily goal is to do 30 minutes of continuous exercise that raising heart rate and/or causes my skin to glow (aka sweat).
1 - Walking
2 - Jog (interspersed with walking to get/keep my heart rate up
3 - bicycle riding
4 - Playing basketball. DS9 and I do this almost every weekday as a regular part of his homeschool.
5 - Gardening
6 - Swimming. The season for this is almost over for the year. Maybe another month depending on how tough we are.
7 - Hiking
I got my flu shot this week. I have 3 friends that went to the doctor and tested positive for Type A and Type B flu this year. The flu season has arrived here. I asked the pharmacist about taking the flu shot so early (we normally take the shot in October).
She said it was a judgment call because the flu shot is good for 6+ months. If we take it too early then we're leaving ourselves unprotected in the late spring. It wasn't too hard of a decision to make. I am 100% sure the flu germs are in our community now, I'll have to take my chances in the late spring.
I do find it a bit weird (good, but weird)
to go to Sam's and get a flu shot. Now it is part of the shopping list bread, milk, flu shot, eggs, etc. Although it is weird to me, I do like it! Sam's doesn't charge anything for giving the shot and it was a painless stick. The insurance pays 100% for the flu vaccine. After taking the flu shot there is always the curious thought in my mind.....will I have a reaction to it? I found it comforting to remain near trained medical staff for an hour or so after taking the shot. I did my typical Sam's shopping while knowing if I had a reaction that I would have immediate help. Did I over think it? Maybe. Weird. But a good kind of weird.
Time is precious. Waste it wisely.