It can be a pain to make a doctors appointment, spending time in the waiting room, and then inevitably pay out an exorbitant amount of money just for the doctor to tell you that everything is OK.
But what if the doctor doesn’t tell you that you are OK? What if the doctor tells you that the chest pain you have been ignoring is actually due to high cholesterol levels? Or the years of eating salt on top of salt has finally made its mark and raised your blood pressure? Or that the extra piece of cake you have been sneaking in at night has elevated your blood sugar levels to that of a diabetic?
Unless you go to the doctor to get yourself checked, there is no way you can know what is really going on inside your body. So many diseases are symptomless, so they often go undetected for years until it is too late. Most general health checks look for diseases that are preventable and manageable with early discovery. Waiting too long makes whatever lingering issue that may be there worse than it actually is. Simple lifestyle alterations can often reduce or eliminate the threat of any impending rise in numbers instead of being put on medication.
So make sure you are going to your doctor once a year so you know your numbers. Early detection is the key to a healthy life.
Become the face of fitness you have always wanted and make sure you know your numbers.