My husband recently had an incident that required him to do something that he had not done in over 25 years . . . go to the doctor. There, he learned that his blood pressure was at "stroke level" and now he needed to make a radical change in his lifestyle, else I was upping the life insurance.
I love men. I give you guys credit, when things like this happen, there is no half-stepping. You will ignore the sage advice given by us, your women (go get a checkup!) for years, but all it takes is one bit o' bad news, and you go into action.
Do you know how many grams of sodium are in most canned goods? Maybe you do not, but my husband can tell you. He reads labels now as if he were single-handedly deciphering the Rosetta Stone. And now - in addition to the Bowflex machine he bought last March and that I seem to use exclusievly - we have a ginormous elliptical trainer in our bonus room. And my husband bought good walking shoes after learning the hard way that you cannot walk 3 miles every day without proper equipment.
He has to go and get blood drawn so they can run tests. THAT he has not done yet, and is gathering the courage to do so. No, it's not the result that frightens him - it's the needle.
So, guys, when was the last time you had the old bloodwork done? Gone for a checkup? Had the heart rate and blood pressure measured? If you love your woman, do HER the favor and go do it now. Else it will cost you.