Not being ill, is not good health. Good health is when there is a feeling of being happy, whole and complete – physically, mentally and spiritually. Taking medicines when unwell is not being healthy. It is to prevent illness, a change in attitude towards falling ill, healing or recuperation. It includes eating the right food, taking vitamins, exercising and doing all the things which makes us feel good.
Follow these four simple steps to maintain good health, no matter your age:
See your doctor regularly
Regular checkups can detect multiple diseases including prostate cancer, which affects more than 20% of men.It's time to take charge of your health! Schedule an appointment with your health care provider to discuss what screenings and exams you need and when you need them.If you get regular physical checkups your doctor may find a problem before it becomes a real issue. Getting your annual checkup lets you know everything is in working order.
Be aware and mindful
Consult your doctor if you notice any change in your body’s appearance or behavior. Annual visits to the doctor are a chance to update your personal medical record. Most hospitals and clinics utilize an electronic medical record (EMR) to store health information. These records are important because they are readily available to affiliated hospitals in the event of an emergency (unaffiliated institutions will still have to request records).No one plans for a car accident, loss of consciousness, or an emergency room visit. However, should these issues occur, previously documented health information is accessible to Emergency Department physicians. This can reduce unnecessary testing and prevent allergic reactions, and generally help to ensure that you receive the best level of care possible.
Perform monthly exams
Performing self-examination can help prevent testicular cancer, which affects 1 in 250 men. Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better. By getting the right health services, screenings, and treatments, you are taking steps that help your chances for living a longer, healthier life. Your age, health and family history, lifestyle choices (i.e. what you eat, how active you are, whether you smoke), and other important factors impact what and how often you need healthcare.
Learn about family history
Being aware of what conditions run in your family will help you in watching for warning signs.By noticing patterns of disorders among relatives, healthcare professionals can determine whether an individual, other family members, or future generations may be at an increased risk of developing a particular condition. A family medical history can identify people with a higher-than-usual chance of having common disorders, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, certain cancers, and diabetes.
Feeling indestructible can lead men to overlook important components of health and wellness. Taking the time up-front to build a health portfolio with a physician acts as a safety net and helps to ensure that patients are able to accrue the benefits of wellness across a lifetime. Follow these simple and valuable steps and your body will be thankful.