Why is your health important to you?
Many of us treat annual preventative health screenings as something that takes unnecessary time out of our busy schedules. However, rather than thinking about the time these appointments take up, what we should think about is, “Why is my health important to me?”
This question is one of the most important questions that can affect your life more than anything else. Your answer may be, “To see my kids grow old.” Or perhaps, “To feel better and be happy.”
When you start thinking about your answers to this question, preventative health screenings start to take priority.
That’s because preventative health screenings give you the power to control your risk for developing:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Heart attack
Early detection is very important and almost always means a better chance for prevention of a disease. You gain powerful information, enabling you to have even more knowledge regarding your risk. And knowledge is power. With this knowledge you and your doctor can work together to develop an action plan and identify adjustments to risk factors you can control.
Examples of risk factors you can control:
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Being physically active
Examples of risk factors you cannot control:
- Your age
- Your heritage
- Your family history of disease
Preventive screenings also help you learn what your body is NOT telling you.
We often only see a doctor when we don’t feel well. Preventative health screenings enable a doctor to identify issues that may not have any physical symptoms. Getting preventive screenings before you develop any symptoms makes sense. That is when you have the ability to work with your doctor to mitigate the risk that has been identified.
Preventive health screenings are an affordable, convenient, and effective way to understand your risk for developing many chronic health conditions. They are an important step to keep you independent and active for as long as possible.
Download our preventative health screening chart to learn what preventive health screenings are recommended for you according to your age and then make an appointment today!