While being in your twenties is the perfect time to enjoy life to the fullest, to travel, go on adventures, finish up your studies and meet the girl of your dreams, it’s also very important to ensure a long and happy life. Most young adults fail to recognize the importance of regular checkups that could actually save their health in the long run.
So, if you want to live a long and healthy life, you need to make sure that your body is in peak condition. Here are the most essential check-ups you need to do regularly before you hit your thirties.
Visit your dentist
So, you’re young, your teeth are still pearly white and your smile dazzles everyone around you, so why would you waste your time on a dental check-up? Well, for starters, if you don’t do it now, you’re going to regret it later in life, when your teeth have had enough abuse from the sugars, alcohol and other less than healthy substances.
Make sure to visit your dentist every six months for a regular check-up.
Check your eyesight
Your eyesight won’t stay sharp forever, in fact, it’s more likely to go bad while you’re in your 20s than your 30s. This is because young people spend too much time staring at the computer, with harmful blue screen light damaging their eyesight day in and day out.
Your eyes get tired and the constant strain on the muscles and retina causes the eye to lose its sharp image. But going beyond having to wear a pair of glasses or contacts, deteriorating eyesight can be a sign of serious ailments such as multiple sclerosis and more. So, do yourself a favor and check your eyesight the minute your vision starts to blur.
Check your cholesterol
No matter if you have a family history of high cholesterol or not, you should check yourself for elevated levels of LDL (bad cholesterol) every 3-5 years, and even more regularly when your reach the age of 30. You should have your cholesterol checked regularly if you have diabetes, a BMI over 30, a family history of strokes, first-degree relatives who suffered from heart attacks, and also if you smoke.
Say hi to your urologist
A urologist could save your life, literally. You need to perform regular self-examinations for testicular cancer, or if you’re unsure about the proper procedure, have your urologist take a look. One of the best urological surgeons in Australia, Dr Haddad can swiftly determine if you have any symptoms of prostate cancer or other illnesses and provide you with invaluable information about maintaining your health.
Don’t ignore the symptoms, get yourself checked.
Check your blood pressure
There is no need to check your blood pressure more than once a year, unless your family has a history of elevated blood pressure and strokes. In our fast-paced day and age, people are constantly under a lot of stress, which is one of the main culprits in high blood pressure. No matter if you’re living the healthiest lifestyle possible, one stressful experience is enough to spike your blood pressure and set your up for a lifetime of heart ailments and kidney disease, if you don’t control it properly.
Normal blood pressure rests at or below 120/80 mmHg, and if yours is elevated, then you will want to check it more frequently and even get prescription medication in order to control it effectively. Typically, elevated blood pressure can be treated naturally by changing to a healthy, protein-rich diet, regular exercise and by de-stressing your life.
While you should always stick to a healthy lifestyle, you can’t ward off all ailments with a carrot and an hour-long cardio session, and that’s why it becomes imperative to get regular check-ups in order to make sure your body is ready and able to lead you into your 30s feeling stronger than ever before!