Posted By: Jason Woodward on February 1, 2011

Labels: Americas , United States , Chronic Disease, Health Care Education

Healthy Habits for Life Dallas

Project HOPE volunteers kicked off the first of many free mobile health screenings on January 29, at Cliff Baptist Church in Dallas. The event, entitled "Habits for Life", helped dozens of people receive free blood pressure, blood glucose and BMI screenings, as well as education on healthy eating and exercise habits.

For some, the screenings provided a wake-up call regarding the dangers of heart disease and diabetes. For others worried about their weight, the tests proved reassuring.

"My wife kept telling me I should lose a few pounds," said one man, originally from Mexico City. "But they said my blood pressure was great. I may be a little bigger than some people, but I'm still healthy."

Habits for Life Dallas

In addition to free health screenings, Project HOPE ran a number of stations focusing on other aspects of health education. Families and children learned about the importance of eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, drinking enough water and getting proper daily exercise. We're excited with the results and for the opportunity we had to help so many Dallas residents. We look forward to next week's screenings in Dallas and Fort Worth.

Check out our press release on the event for more information.


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