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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Getting Regular Check Ups - An Important Part of Your Health and Fitness Routine


With all the attention paid to diet and exercise, there's one more thing you just CAN'T forget! And that is going to your general doctor to get a yearly check up.
Even the healthiest looking, fittest person in the world should not overlook this critically important element of maintaining a healthy body and life.




It also doesn't matter how "young" or physically active you are, you should still go, and MEN, you need to stop waiting until you're close to your 40's and 50's in age before you start making those regular trips to the doctor. It is well known that men won't go to the doctor unless something is really wrong, and generally feel that they don't need as much medical maintenance as women. NOT true! Your heart health, sexual health and screening for various ailments such as cancers, hypertension, diabetes and more illnesses than I can name should be paid attention to from the time you're able to walk to the doctor by yourself.

I have my next annual check up coming soon, and I'm actually looking forward to it.
The doctor always tells me that I have the cardiovascular system and reflexes of a 20 year old. ;)
I love it! Even though I'm just a (ahem) few little years past 20. haaaa!
I also enjoy seeing my really good blood pressure reading, learning my cholesterol number, and all those little things they tell you when the results come back.
My next step will be a total blood workup so that I can make sure I don't have any deficiencies of particular vitamins or minerals since I've drastically changed my diet from what it was years ago. That is very important, especially for those who cut calories and diet frequently. You must make sure that your body is getting everything it needs to function well, and a complete blood screening is a good way to do it.

So, if you haven't already done so, put a visit to the doc on your list of healthy things to do. In many cases, you'll be glad you did! ;)



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23 comments:

iWalk said...

Since 2005, my parents would get their regular check every year, I feel it very useful.

Because they discovered Thrombus as early as possible, Now they are recover from disease by food treatment. :)

Sudha said...

Yes what you had written in the post is very true Diva.. I have seen lot of people going to doctors only if they fall sick..they think unless you fall sick there is no need for a check up. One of my aunt's who is 65 years old had never gone for a check up in her whole life. She says if something happens let it happen and why go to doctors and spend rest of the life in medicines..it is pure ignorance.

Monica said...

thanks for the reminder... it is time for me to schedule my yearly check-up! ;-)

mina said...

Yes its very important.New year new you.Thanks for reminding me.I need to call the doc!

mina said...

Thank for the reminder.Its 2009 I need to start doing my yearly checkups

your "Health Assistant" said...

yes its true we need to visit our doctor regularly to prevent disease and sickness

Nicole said...

You are right babe, people don't understand the importance of regular check ups. I have seen lots of people in their late 40s or early 50s who are not ready for check ups. I think I need to show them this article :).

lisa said...

is it good to have a annual check up to know if you are mentally and physically healthy. To avoid the unnecessary disease in your body.

FLATOUT JIM said...

ok ok. I get it, I need to go get a checkup, and yes you are right, we put it off until something is wrong.

Actually you make a good point. Waiting to see the numbers for all those vitals is something to look foward to.

I need to go and make an appointment.

Great blog, I'll be back often.

Leo (Healthy Tips For A Healthy Lifestyle) said...

Hmmm... this includes me!

Mike Foster said...

Great advice. I didn't get motivated to change my lifestyle (and drop 40 pounds) until I got my cholesterol checked and saw that I need to make some serious changes.

peace,
mike
livelife365

Cascia said...

Great tips! This is hard for me and my husband because we don't have health insurance. But you made some very good points.

BeadedTail said...

Very important reminder! Congrats on your excellent reports you get from the doctor!

Optometry Software said...

Good one.. I absolutely agree to you that one should go for regular check ups..Even I follow that.. Thank god, m not suffering from any things up till now..

jacqueline said...

Hey Diva!
Yes...just because you're feeling fine and lookin' good doesn't mean you should skip the physical. Get 'er done.

EastCoastLife said...

I have not been a good girl. It's been a long time since my last annual medical check-up. I need to make an appointment soon.

Happy Valentine's Day, my Diva!

attygnorris said...

I hate going to the doctor, but you are so right. It is important to get regular check-ups. I have an appt scheduled for next week.

Davida

General Health said...

Seems that I have to do medical check-up. Thanks for remind us! :)

mercola - health articles said...

regular check is important. at least once or twice a year, to know your condition. it is better to consult what supplement you will take or ask your doctor what do they think the best supplement you can use for your diet. if it is not effective immediately tell your doctor to give you other supplement you can use.

Florida Cancer Hospital said...

Thanks for information and advice. I will go with my parents to my family doctor for regular check up. Thanks again for remind me.

Sunny said...

Since the price of my health insurance is going up YET AGAIN I guess it won't hurt to make maximum use of it now. I'm still bitter about the price increase, it's like the last thing I needed.

Fitness and Health said...

nice Health and Fitness article..Keep sharing !!

Custom Labels said...

This is something I'm trying to get better at. I had a bad habit of only going when I was really really sick and in need of a dr. I finally went a few months back for my first annual checkup in years...next stop: dentist. :)

 
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