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El Paso-area Sam’s Clubs to host free health screenings Saturday

For 2016, Americans have three top resolutions in mind – increase savings, increase exercise and lose weight.

According to Nielson, 37% of Americans chose to “stay fit and healthy” as their resolution. To help them get started, El Paso area Sam’s Clubs will be hosting free health screenings, which are open to the public, from 11-4 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 9.

In fact, two of the free tests being offered, blood pressure and blood glucose, are two key markers that indicate your overall health. Participants will be able to get an idea of where they stand with their health, and what they need to do it improve it for a healthier 2016.

These health screenings are free, confidential and available to the public at all Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy (617 locations). Additional details on each one will be made available at SamsClub.com.

The first screening will take place on Saturday, Jan. 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., while supplies last, with a key health indicator review, valued at $150,[ii] which includes the following tests:

  • Blood pressure
  • Total cholesterol
  • HDL (good cholesterol)
  • Glucose
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Vision (not available at all locations)
  • Hearing (not available at all locations)

“For the last five years, we have been proud to offer these free screenings as an easy and affordable way for the communities we serve to stay on top of their health,” said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president, Sam’s Club Consumables & Health and Wellness. “Health and wellness remains a top priority for Sam’s Club and we are constantly striving to find ways to make healthcare more accessible.”

Additional information about Sam’s Club health and wellness offerings can be found at SamsClub.com and in the Sam’s Club exclusive bi-monthly wellness magazine, Healthy Living Made Simple.

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