As a public health
geek professional, or whatever you want to call it, I am always interested in local initiatives and opportunities. Especially things that are easy, free, and available to everyone.
I found out about the Walgreens Way to Well Health Tour through AARP, a community outreach program going on in the Cleveland area 7.12 through 7.30.
The Way to Well Health Tour will be providing free health tests, educational materials and consultations to anyone who wants to walk in the door. The main focus is on prevention and early detection of the leading diseases of today: heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women, and something we should all take very seriously. Diabetes is obviously a growing issue, overall, and something that is easily detected and treated. Cancer, well, cancer sucks and whatever we can do to educate/protect/manage our health and our risk factors along with regular, preventative care, can help us all mitigate the Scary that comes with cancer.
Free health tests (valued at over $100) that will be provided include:
- Blood Pressure
- Body Mass Index
- Body Composition
- Skeletal Muscle
- Resting Metabolism
- Visceral Fat
- Real Body Age
The process will take about 20 minutes to complete and anyone 18 and older is encouraged to visit the tour – no appointment or insurance is necessary. So stop in, pick up some popsicles & sunscreen and participate in the Way to Well tour.
you will get to talk to someone really happy and nice, like the girl in this picture!
Interested in the Way to Well campaign but can't make it out to visit the tour? You can still contribute to this community outreach campaign by purchasing Walgreens brand health and wellness products! 1¢ from the purchase of each product, up to $3 million annually, will support bringing preventative wellness services to local communities, like Cleveland, through the Walgreens Way to Well Fund®.
If you have never used Walgreens brand products, you are missing out. They are comparable to the name brand products in quality, but not price, which is the best part! And now that you know a portion of each product is going to support the Way to Well Fund, what better motivation to try them out?
Take a look, find out where the Way to Well tour can be found near your neck of the woods, and stop in this week. You won’t be sorry you did.
**I was compensated for this post. All opinions expressed here are my own.**