Bellin Run Helps Man Live a Healthier Life
GREEN BAY, Wis.-Getting in shape means different things to different people. Some may think if they're considered 'skinny', then they must be in shape. That may not be the case as Bellin runner Jon Lundquist found out. "About six or seven years ago I was sitting at my desk and my supervisor had some blood pressure cuffs and I asked him if he would be able to take my readings." Jon recalled. "At the time it was 140 over 90. I scheduled an appointment to see a doctor, and the doctor right away put me on blood pressure medication."
Bellin Health Physician Dr. James Gast says Jon fell into the trap of inactivity. "There is a very well established link between inactivity, obesity and the medical conditions of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes."
Jon took his doctor's advice and took up running to get his numbers down. "Well, then I ran the Bellin and two or three months later I went and checked them again, and my cholesterol readings were around 170 or 180 and my blood pressure readings were in the 130s over 85s." Jon said.
Now that he's active. Jon says his overall health has improved. "I feel a lot better. In the morning, when I do work out, I feel a sense of productivity;" Jon tells us I already got something accomplished in the day. The day hasn't even started for my work day, and I feel so much enthusiasm." You can watch Jon and thousands of other runners participate in the 2012 Bellin Run. Live coverage begins at 9:00am June 9th on MyNew32 WACY-TV.