The way Reita Reeves figures it, if a friend hadn’t had a mini stroke and hadn’t told her about The Health Hut, she — Reeves — might not be around to tell her own story.
“I hadn’t had any blood work in five years,” Reeves, a Ruston resident, said.
Tests done at “the Hut,” Lincoln Parish’s free mobile medical clinic for the uninsured, showed Reeves’ cholesterol level was over 300 — about twice as high as the American Heart Association considers healthy.
And that means it’s time to start scribbling down notes and gathering information about where teams might land in the NCAA’s annual “Big Dances” for both men’s and women’s programs.
Given my questionable ability to consistently identify eventual champions or Final Four participants, I will leave the “bracketology” class to other members of our profession.
But one thing I can do on this Sunday morning, a month before the national playoff field will be unveiled, is to critique how the 2014-2015 season has gone for Louisiana Tech University’s men and women.
The war between the smokers, and everyone else, rages on. Long gone are the days that the only obstacle between the two groups was an unenclosed section in a restaurant. Today, those wishing to light up are banned from almost every enclosed structure and must even pace several feet away from certain buildings to inhale their toxic, cancer causing joysticks.
You know that exercise is good for you because it helps you maintain a healthy weight, manage stress, sleep better and increase your energy level. The great thing is that activity does the same for your pets. Not only will exercise help them live longer, but an exercising animal is also more alert and more content.
Some people believe their pets misbehave to get even for being left alone; but in reality, the cause is usually boredom from lack of exercise. Many other behavior problems like chewing, digging and barking go away once your best friend starts getting regular activity.