The top 5 health tests you should have done in a lifetime

Keeping yourself healthy is the only way you can guarantee that you will always be able to provide for yourself and your family. Especially in this generation where new diseases regularly pop out of nowhere, one must always take that extra precaution in their health. It is not enough that you eat a balanced diet or have yourself enrolled in physical activities, it is also recommended that you undergo certain health tests that will allow you to learn about your condition and detect any abnormality that might become a bigger problem in the future.

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Colonoscopy

According to studies, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer deaths among men and women. It is a very common cancer which primarily attacks your digestive system. And in today’s common lifestyle, where people are getting used to unhealthy diet via fast and instant foods, we are more exposed to carcinogens that can ultimately develop into cancer cells in our intestines or colon. Fortunately, with the help of colonoscopy, which is completely painless and isn’t time-consuming, we would be able to know if there are cancer cells or even developing carcinogens. Furthermore, with the help of colonoscopy, doctors can also clean our digestive systems and improve its condition.

 

STDs

Sexually transmitted diseases are one of the fastest growing diseases today. A lot of people, especially of the younger generation are greatly exposed to the threat of STDs. With more and more people involved in unsafe and unhygienic sex, the transmittal of STDs from one person to another is greatly aggravated. If you are sexually active, then it would help if you read more about STDs and how you can avoid getting them. It is also strongly recommended that you get tested for STDs if you have a very active sex life, especially if you have sex with multiple partners. While STDs are generally treatable, they can still transition to worse forms that will not just affect your wellbeing but also the people around you as well.

 

Cancer

Cancer is arguably one of the scariest diseases a person can get. It is one of the leading cause of death among people worldwide. While there is generally no cure for cancer, it can definitely be avoided if it is detected early especially in its growing stages. And if a person already has cancer, its symptoms and effects can still be significantly reduced with the help of doctors and the latest treatments today. Thus, it is very important that you get tested for cancer so you can address it immediately.

 

Cholesterol and Blood Pressure

Diabetes and hypertension are one of the most common health problems today. In fact, the age bracket for people having type 1 diabetes and hypertension have become younger in the past few years. There is now a significant population of people in their 20s that have high blood pressure and is prone to diabetes.

 

Getting tested for blood pressure and cholesterol can be easily done by visiting your local health center. In fact, you can do it yourself if you want to monitor your blood pressure and cholesterol level. You can easily buy testing kits for cholesterol and a blood pressure monitor in most pharmacies and medical stores.

 

Depression Tests

Taking care of your emotional and spiritual wellbeing is also very important. In today’s tough competition, a lot of people experience heartbreaks and failures that greatly damage their self-esteem and confidence. If you feel lonely and lost, there is no need for you to battle it alone. Get help and quickly get yourself back up by getting help from psychological experts. They are equipped with the most effective treatment and diagnosis for depression.

 

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6 Steps to a Healthier You

If someone questions you about how healthy you are, can you give him or her the right answer? The truth is probably not with the reason being you are not sure if you are healthy on the inside. You may be healthy on the outside, but what about your inner body? Can you reallybe confident that you are both healthy on the outside and inside? However, whilst your body is not built to perfection, it can be managed for whatever lifestyle you may have for now.

Are you willing to do whatever it takes to become healthier? No matter what your age or profession is right now, you need to stay as healthy as you possibly can.  But this is often not the case. Here’s the reality check on why people are not valuing their health right now:

Reality Check #1: We do not invest in our health

It is ultimately our choice whether to become healthier or not.  And this effects whether we live longer or shorter lives. But modern life has many reasons why we  don’t invest in our health, with our monetary priorities focused on mortgages, bills, food, education and many other things. In other words, we have to to spend and invest on things other than ourselves. Yet we are only given one chance to live.

Reality Check #2: Prevention is expensive

People have limited financial capabilities when it comes to prevention. Instead of spending on prevention, we tend to spend on synthetic medication once we develop illnesses and conditions. But if you can’t afford prevention, can you really afford illness?

Reality Check #3: Too Many working hours for a quality lifestyle

In this era, people try to ignore health concerns for as long as they can. Long hours spent working per day, which can include overtime, working through lunches, and taking work home to burn the midnight oil, does not give the body a quality life. As a result, people are getting stressed and this can lead to cell degenerating, which, in turn can lead to you being prone to certain degenerative disease later on.

Reality Check #4: We can be too confident about ourselves

This is one big mistake that most of us assume about ourselves. Major and degenerative illnesses are something that happens to someone else. But if you are too confident about your health right now, think again. Your body is not perfect and no one is exempt from getting sick one day.

But it is not all doom and gloom and there are steps you can take to become healthier and more health conscious.

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Step #1: Get rid of processed foods in your refrigerator and kitchen

The first step that you have to do in terms of getting healthy is getting rid or eliminating the bad food clutter. In other words, you need to throw away processed foods that contribute to damaging your cells.

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Step #2: Never ignore supplementation

According to doctors and scientists, supplementation is a positive step on the road to being healthier. You can’t just simply rely on the foods you eat. The foods and drinks that you consume may not be enough to supply your cells with the right amount of micro-nutrients needed by your cells.  Choose a supplement that is designed for optimal cellular nutrition.

Step #3: Drink water everyday

Water is the healthiest liquid that you will ever drink. Instead of drinking carbonated soda, energy drinks and coffee, you can replace them with mineral or purified water. Water cleanses your cells from toxicity and can contribute to fat or weight loss. Try to drink between eight to ten glasses a day, and remember, some times when we feel hungry, we are actually thirsty and just need a drink.

Step #4:Exercise Regularly

Your body needs to have some sort of daily activity instead of just sitting on your couch and watching TV.  Aerobic exercises, cardio workouts, biking, walking, jogging, and dancing and so on, will all help your fitness levels. If you don’t have time to exercise in a gym or dance class, even doing household chores can help keep you fit and healthy. Cleaning, lawn mowing, using the vacuum cleaner and other household activities can do the trick. Just add your favorite music while doing these things.

Step #5: Better sleep quality

Finally, it is important that your body has quality sleep.  A good night’s sleep is around eight hours a night. Oversleeping regularly is not healthy and can lead to weight gain, as well as a loss of  productive hours. But a lack of sleep means your cells are not well-rested and given time to repair.

Follow these steps  for a better you?

Once you  follow these steps to a healthier you, there is no doubt that you feel the benefits in the long term. Being healthier should lead to a happier, more contented person, and this can only be a good thing.