Every year, around my birthday, I make a multitude of medical appointments. Why? Oprah does it and I follow her religion. I also enjoy being poked, prodded, injected and inspected.
A clean bill of health is the best gift I can ever receive.
Ladies, how much do you value your health? How often do you make the appointments necessary to maintain your health? Here is a list of 5 health appointments you need to make this year – no matter how “good” you feel.
1. GP check-up
Ask your GP to check your blood pressure, weight and cholesterol levels. You may want to take this a step further and request a blood test for hereditary issues. This really is a perfect opportunity to discuss your lifestyle and any mental or physical issues you may be having.
It’s recommended that we visit a dentist twice a year for a regular check-up and clean. Like most people I hate the dentist! I always insist on good drugs when I get my teeth cleaned so I only visit once a year (if that!).
Fun fact! I’m blind in one eye which results in lots of headaches when my ‘good’ eye is working overtime. I visit an optometrist and check the health of my one and only working eye once a year.
4. Skin cancer clinic
Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world. Every 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer before the age of 70. That’s a scary statistic folks! There are skin cancer clinics everywhere, so make a booking today and check out those moles and beauty spots.
Every single women on earth hates a pap smear appointment. The test is invasive, painful and your dignity disappears. However early detection for cervical cancer is everything so a few minutes of embarrassing pain is worth it. Gyno’s will also help you out with infection, menstrual pain, incontinence, infertility and more.
Stay ahead of the game and make these health related appointments today. Feel free to add the below checklist to your Pinterest boards as a friendly reminder.