As summer transitions into fall, many people find that they return to more regular routines. Kids are back in school, vacations are completed and life starts to settle down. That is until the busyness of the winter holidays kicks into high gear. This in-between time is the perfect time to catch up on important things you need to do, especially when it comes to your health.
If you haven’t had time to make your health a priority lately, now is the time to do so. Not only is it a good opportunity to get back into a routine of eating healthy, exercising regularly and sleeping enough, but it’s also the ideal time to catch up on any medical appointments you may have put off.
Here are some appointments to get on your calendar if you’re overdo for a visit:
Annual physical. Even if you’re feeling good, this yearly appointment is a good opportunity to keep track of vital information, such as weight, blood pressure and other important numbers. It’s also a chance for you to talk with your doctor about anything that concerns you, ask any questions you may have and discuss when you should have recommended screenings and routine bloodwork. Your primary care physician can also keep you up to date on recommended vaccinations.
Cancer screenings. Depending on your age, gender, family history and health status, it may be time for you to have important cancer screenings done.
Other exams. Have you had your eyes checked recently? How about your hearing? Are you going for routine cleanings to keep your teeth and gums healthy? Should you check your bone density?
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