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Biometric Screening Motivates Rose to Improve Diet and Exercise

August 21st, 2023 | 1 min. read

By Marathon Health

My company CHG offers annual biometric screenings for employees through Marathon Health. My cholesterol numbers never have been good and I found out my blood pressure was a bit high. After getting COVID in December 2020, I had some random issues with coughing and panic attack-like symptoms. I was taking three to four medications a day, which was alarming. Being overweight was a lifelong challenge for me.

I met with Physician Assistant Randy Archibald at the Marathon Health @Draper Peaks Network center. He was helpful and supportive. Last year I turned 50 and I decided it was going to be a year of self-care to take care of my body, emotions and soul. I wanted to be a better version of myself.

For the first three months, I mainly changed my diet to lose weight. Then I added 30 minutes of a light workout, and then downloaded a Yoga app. I really enjoy it. Yoga has become part of my bedtime routine and I have no excuse to skip it.

I’ve lost 31 pounds in 8 months. I no longer have panic attack-like symptoms. My blood pressure is back to normal and the doctor gave me permission to stop taking my blood pressure medication. My energy level is great and I feel younger. I no longer have heartburn or bloating.

A person’s mind is powerful. I was ready, so I could physically and emotionally follow through with my plan to improve my health. I tell people to find your motivation on why you want to change. Celebrate the small wins. I rewarded myself with a trip to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks. — Rose Rolfe, Marathon Health Member

I’ve lost 31 pounds in 8 months. I no longer have panic attack-like symptoms. My blood pressure is back to normal and the doctor gave me permission to stop taking my blood pressure medication. My energy level is great and I feel younger.