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.Why are Check-Ups Important?
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.
For example- There is no sign or symptom of high cholesterol, It is a waxy fat like substance that your body needs. When you have too much cholesterol in your blood, it can build up on your artery walls. Too much cholesterol puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death. But you can take steps to manage your cholesterol levels and lower your risk. Getting your cholesterol checked with a simple blood test is the only way you can know if you are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease.Encouraging Others
You may also want to start a campaign in your community (i.e. a faith-based setting, workplace, school, or civic group) to encourage others to make an appointment for a check-up or health screening on National Women's Check-Up Day (the day after Mother's Day each year) or National Men's Health Week (the week before Father's Day each year)..