Angie Perez

Don’t Procrastinate. Get a Physical Exam.

By Angie Perez

In talking with friends and even my own family, I have found that a lot of people just don’t want to get an annual physical because…nothing is wrong! They feel great and have no need to see a doctor for an annual checkup. Unfortunately, the time to go is not when something is wrong, but rather before something is wrong. If you wait to go after something happens, then it can sometimes prove to be too late and costly. A simple yearly physical exam can keep the surprises at bay. The call is painless and the visit is well overdue…so call. What will it cost you? What is covered? What will they find? If you haven’t seen a doctor for over 5 years…you really need to make that call! To find out what’s included in a physical check-up at Kaiser Permanente, click Annual Physical Exams.
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Cycling to Lose Weight: Getting in Shape While Having Fun


By Angie Perez

I enjoy bicycling, but it never occurred to me that cycling to lose weight would work so quickly and be this much fun. See how my wake-up call at the doctor’s office led to a slimmer me.

I was out of breath; puffing my way sometimes as I walked. My pants were getting tighter and my shirts were getting too snug. I called my doctor back in July with concerns that my thyroid may be off. I had gained so much weight and wasn’t sure why. I ate a lot of fruits and vegetables, cooked my own meals, and thought I was being careful of my fat consumption. I entered his office with great concern.
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