National Self-Check Month
National Self-Check Month
National Self-Check Month is a reminder that every day of the year we can take charge of our health and increase our odds of avoiding chronic disease and other often preventable conditions.
We all have our reasons for avoiding a checkup at the doctor. We’re too busy, or we don’t want to know the truth. National Self Check Month brings to your attention that it is important for a variety of reasons and early detection to go for an annual checkup or to do regular self-checks. There are many preventative resources and tools to guide us through healthcare related fears and concerns.
It is recommending to check yourself for different health ailments on a regular basis, but now is a good time to remind everyone of the importance of self-checking. You can increase your odds of avoiding certain diseases or conditions with regular self-checks, especially if you try to avoid regular checkups with your physician. Sometimes we may be proactive, but our loved ones are not being. National Self-Check Month provides an opportunity for you to sit down with a loved one to share your concerns and offer ways to better their health and help them.
How to Observe
It’s time to do your important self-checks or visit your healthcare professional for a wellness check. Everyone should go for a check-up at least once a year.
There are also ways to check yourself for potential illnesses like heart disease or certain cancers. These types of self-checks can help with early detection and the earlier a problem is noticed, the earlier you can start treatment. You can ask your doctor for the best methods of checking yourself for things like lumps or other abnormalities. There are also a handful of websites out there that have great information and can teach you how to self-check.
The best preventative measure to avoid major health concerns is to practice healthy habits. Eating healthy, getting daily exercise, avoiding bad habits like smoking and excessive drinking are all ways to keep your body working at its best. Now is a good time to evaluate some of your lifestyle choices and determine if they may be increasing any risks to your health. It isn’t always easy to make changes, but as we age the better decisions we make, the better chance we have to prevent unwanted health issues.
This National Self-Check Month, take some time to take think about your health and learn the best ways to take care of yourself. Do it for you, your family, your friends, and everyone who loves you. Aging can be challenging, but if you take care of yourself properly you may be able to avoid any extra tension or worry.
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