Penny's Passion: Thinking Out Loud Thursday - January 24, 2019

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Thinking Out Loud Thursday - January 24, 2019

Welcome to Thinking Out Loud Thursday!  So glad you popped in to see what I'm thinking out loud about today.  Be sure to link up below and share what's on your mind.

For the next few weeks, my Thinking Out Loud post is following the five coaching tips Rachel Hollis mentioned at the back end of her movie Made for More.  She hit on five areas that could enhance your overall happiness and today we're talking about item number 2 - Personal Environment.

When Rachel first said the words "personal environment", I wondered where she was going with that.  When she expanded the thought, she is talking about your overall health and how you feel.  Man, I know I have soooooo much to work on in this category!  And I also know how good I feel when I'm eating right and exercising.  But the truth is, I don't eat right and exercise nearly enough!  As I sit here writing this post thinking about how I treat my body, I feel like crawling under a rock.  My body deserves so much more than I'm giving it!  How about you - are you treating your body the best you can?

Since I can't in good conscience type out helpful hints or things I do to keep my body at it's peak, I can remind you of some annual checkups we should all make sure are on our calendars.  I'm not a doctor (and I don't play one on TV), but a little research shows we should schedule the following ~

The American Cancer Society recommends women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms if they wish to do so.  Women age 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year.  Women 55 and older should switch to mammograms every 2 years, or can continue yearly screening.

Visit Your Gynecologist
Here's something I didn't know -- The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend that girls first see a gynecologist when they're between the ages of 13 and 15.  You can read more on that HERE.  For us older ladies, make sure you're getting a pap smear every three years.

Who likes to go to the dentist?!?  But it's important for overall good health.  Suck it up and make that yearly appointment to get your pearly whites all clean and shiny.

Eye Doctor
Even if you don't wear corrective lens, the Mayo Clinic recommends you have your eyes checked every 5 to 10 years in your 20s and 30s.  Every 2 to 4 years from 40 to 54.  Every one to three years from 55 to 64.  Every one to two years after age 65.

Becoming more healthy is the first item on my list of goals for 2019.  I'm trying hard to drink more water and do more taking the stairs at work.  Small steps!  What are some of the things that you do to maintain a healthy lifestyle? 

Next Thursday I'll be sharing some thoughts on community.  Who are you spending your time with?  Are they people that pull you up and bring you down?

Now it's your turn - link up and share what you're thinking out loud about today!

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  1. Thanks for hosting Penny!! Also, thanks r=for the great reminders!! None of those are fun for me but I agree they are important every year!!! Have a great week!

  2. Very nice tips. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful Thursday.

  3. I have been exercising each and every day so far... this week! As well as watching what I have been eating.

  4. Preventative medicine is so important!!!!!!

  5. Thanks for hosting-this is my first visit to Thinking Out Loud Thursday

    1. I had some trouble adding my name on the above comment...