Why Your Doctor Visit Is Just As Important As Your Workout

7 Sep

You may look good, but if your eyesight is starting to go or your body parts aren’t working the way they should, it’s time to do something about it! Visiting your doctors regularly is just as important as your workout. Think of both of them as insurance for a long and healthy life.

Stop talking about how you used to be able to do things when you can do those things now! There is still so much left of life to live! In fact, I feel better and healthier now than I did in my teens! Why shouldn’t you look and feel like a rockstar? I know plenty of men and women in their 40s who act like they are in their 20s, who run marathons, compete in triathlons, play soccer with their kids. I also have seen the opposite. Parents who are very sick or too overweight to walk with their teenagers. I can remember talking to a Mother who had just come out of a coma and didn’t even know she had diabetes.

The percentages of diseases that are undiagnosed has increased because people aren’t taking the time to visit the doctor on a regular basis! For some reason there are a lot of people that think if they feel fine, they don’t need to go to the doctor. I can’t tell you the number of people I know who are in a horrible situation with diabetes or cancer because they waited too long to go to the doctor. It’s an issue because diseases like diabetes and cancer only get worse the longer they are in the system. In fact, if cancer and diabetes are attacked early on, they may be curable. Please, if you care about your loved ones, if you care about yourself, this is your wake up call to reassess your health and make some changes.

Finish this year healthier from the inside out. Below is a checklist for your reference. See if there are any appointments you need to make to ensure you are taking care of your health. If you don’t take care of yourself, who will?

1. You should see your physician on a yearly basis. Ask him/her to do an analysis of your blood work. See if you are deficient in any vitamins. Many people are deficient in Vitamin D. Ask if you should be taking any vitamins. Any deficiencies can cause health issues and may very well be affecting your energy levels.

2. Make an appointment with your dentist for your yearly check up and teeth cleaning.

3. Women: Make an appointment with your gynecologist.

4. If you have persisting aches or pains, see a chiropractor or physical therapist. Sitting constantly puts stress on your spine. An adjustment may be all you need.

5. If your physician has asked you to see any other specialists such as an Eye doctor or Podiatrist, make that appointment.

6. If you are taking any medications, spend a week analyzing how the medications are affecting you. If you have any issues, talk with your doctor. Over time the doctor may need to adjust the dose of the medication or make changes depending on your situation.

7. If you are having mood fluctuations, anxiety, irritability, or depression, contract your company HR to find out what types of free counseling your company offers.

8. Make an appointment with a Dermatologist. The rate of skin cancer is growing considerably. What I thought was a scar on my hand turned out to be precancerous. I was lucky to have it removed before it caused any damage. I also knew someone who had a spot on the top of his head that he had removed. Melanoma is a deadly disease once it spreads.

9. If you feel any a lump anywhere in your body that is unusual, contact your doctor. I’ve recently heard personal stories that are so upsetting that I implore you to do something about it now.

10. Schedule a massage appointment. I am a big fan of massages! If you work out, your body endures a lot of stress. While stretching is important, massages are important for making the tissue for pliable. The more pliable the tissue is, the better your range of motion will be. I also get massages when I travel and can often find a massage envy parlor in any city of the United States.

Don’t hesitate! By conducting annual screenings, you can catch things early so you can prevent them from becoming something catastrophic. It’s a small investment with a big return. Make your appointments this week and be assured that you are taking a step in the right direction to living a healthier and happier life.

Another resources of appointments by ages can be found at

http://www.oprah.com/health/Doctors-Appointment-Scheduling-Guide-LLuminari

I’d love to hear something valuable you found out in your doctor visits, comment here or send me a message at Madeline@Madfitness.com

In Health and Happiness,

Madeline Dolente

http://www.Madfitness.com

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