Why Should You Invest Your Time Into This 12 Square Feet of Real Estate?

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Real Estate Agent with Florida Supreme Realty SL514814

For the past year I have been investing in myself and making minute changes that have a profound effect on my well being. I am not a technological guru but I have watched a progression of positive influences in my health through the assistance of our local higi stations. You may not recognize the term but this is what they look like with a breakdown of what they comprise and what they dohigi station.

I look at as a mini-checkup machine that handles the basics for you and keeps track of where you've been and where you're heading health-wise. It reads your weight, pulse, blood pressure and body mass (BMI).

In Florida we have higi stations in almost all of our Publix Markets and they're also in Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina and in  Tennessee  too. There's a higi station at my disposal just about anywhere I go.

Once you set up your FREE account your results will be emailed to you every time you sit down and take your tests. There are over 9,000 higi stations across the U.S., a few in Canada and there are even some in Alaska. Here's the locator map just for you! 

High blood pressure is what keeps me in this loop but only my nephrologist seems to find it high. For the life of me, literally, I would not have known or felt the symptoms of high blood pressure. This is generally because they go unnoticed by many Americans until it's too late. Diabetes and kidney problems are exacerbated by uncontrolled high blood pressure. They are like uninvited guests to your party, barely noticed until they start to get out of hand.

Higi lets you monitor your efforts and encourages good behavior while providing an excellent resource of information and challenges available for each user. If you have not begun your healthy journey you can ease your way into the first step by knowing your numbers. Real Estate is a stressful business at times and anything available to keep you abreast of how to control these deleterious situations just might save your life. Take the challenge and sign up here today.  

 

The page is loaded with links to all thing higi which is an ancient Central African word meaning origins, it's time to revisit them. 

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Comments (29)

Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Kevin J. May ,  We have a local Sams Club where I get some of our perscriptions.  They have one right next to the pharmacy, so I use t while I wait.  It keeps me informed.

Sep 26, 2015 12:18 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

My blood pressure was always on the low side and when it went up to 125 over 80 I knew something was wrong. It was a 99% heart blockage so we have to know our own bodies.

Sep 26, 2015 12:24 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Kevin

I've seen them at Pubix . . . . I'll check it out the next I'm in the store.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Sep 26, 2015 12:30 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Kevin J. May few years back, while on vacation, I bumped into this 12 sq ft real estate - and just for fun, sat there, to find out that I did not admit it immediately.

Thanks to this machine, I changed my diet and it's all under control!

Sep 26, 2015 02:37 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Brian, it has become a habit since I know I'll be at the supermarket at least a couple times per week.

Larry, can't argue with that tactic. It takes a minute or so to keep on top of things we should all become regularly aware of.

Debbie, I too have always been low but have not had the results the Dr. sees either with higi or home monitoring, which has been calibrated. Great lesson for all to take that extra step in their well being!

Lou, being asymptomatic brings cause to give your BP a quick check every now & then. Higi allows you to keep a running tab on your basic vitals.

Praful, that's what I believed too, whether it's once or after many times the reality is sometimes hard to accept but tiny changes can bring excellent results. Good for you! 

Sep 26, 2015 03:04 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Kevin. Great advice, I see them in many places, but there never seems to be anyone using them.

Sep 26, 2015 08:29 PM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

How interesting Kevin...we don't have these here but I do watch my blood pressure which is good but this is very cool what Publix does.

Sep 28, 2015 10:43 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Joe, let me say this about that, I haven't had to wait to hop on and test any time I've felt the need to get higied. The challenges show that many are involved in their well being. Almost 10,000 kiosks around the country since 2012 isn't bad.  

Head on over to the Rite Aid at 63 Brown Street in North Kingstown, they've got you covered Ginny. Pick up a 3 Muskateers bar while you're there, they always raise my blood pressure.

Sep 28, 2015 11:00 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not yet seen one of these stations. This is a wonderful service for for any community.

Sep 29, 2015 06:00 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Giant looks like it has the monopoly on higi stations there Roy. Your hot spot would be Germantown but Gaithersburg has some also.  

Sep 29, 2015 06:19 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Larry does keep up with this.  It seems like he can't pass one up.

Sep 29, 2015 11:16 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Evelyn, that's exactly how I feel. Even if I just run into the store for something on the spur of the moment and have already tested earlier in the day I find myself logging in to higi. Why not! 

Sep 29, 2015 10:15 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Kevin J. May I have not heard of this or Pubix but I look forward to them comming to North Dakota.

Oct 03, 2015 11:52 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Bob, you're out of luck for a higi-station in ND. Not sure if there are any in Montana either since Albertson's has left the area. Don't let this stop you from checking your BP every now and then "RealMan", it's important!  

Oct 03, 2015 10:19 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

OK Kevin I am like Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905  and many others, never hear of it clearly the real estate business can create "high blood pressure":)))Endre

Oct 08, 2015 09:20 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

These aren't meant to replace an annual checkup but keep your eyes peeled the next time you're at Ralph's or Rite Aid Endre. For more fun try a before & after when some tough negotiations are expected, especially if the terms don't go your way!

Oct 08, 2015 11:59 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I was at RiteAid recently and checked my weight and blood pressure .

Oct 09, 2015 09:50 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

That's what I've been waiting to read Gita. So glad you took the opportunity and the first step to track your basic health trends.

Oct 10, 2015 04:50 AM
Donny Carter
Carter & Roque Real Estate - Frostburg, MD
Mountain Maryland Real Estate Expert

Hi Kevin, 

We just got one of those at my local Rite Aid pharmacy. I did try it out but, I did not take the time to create an account. Next time I go, I certainly will.

Oct 20, 2015 05:38 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Donny, I keep a running tab to prove to my nephrologist it's him that makes my blood pressure boil. So much better when the Doctors leave me alone with their silly testing and prescriptions. Just kiddin' Doc!

Oct 20, 2015 12:26 PM