In the past, many people would only go to a doctor if they were experiencing some pain. They used to treat their health as something they had by default and only paid attention to it when something went wrong.
This is not the approach you want to use if you want to be in the best health possible for as long as possible.
Today, more than ever before, people have the ability to live lives that are really fulfilling. Even when someone has a mobility issue, there are plenty of tools and devices that can help with that. Companies use services like Aquro to develop apps that help seniors communicate, set reminders and accomplish their mobility goals.
The best thing you can do for your health, no matter its current state, is create an owner’s manual for it and know when it’s time for a check-up, tune-up, when and what you need to look for and what tests you need to ask your healthcare provider about.
Staying healthy has two elements to it. The first one is to know about your current health risks and issues. The second one is to know about what diseases you can get in the future. The second part, in turn, has two components to it.
The first component is ageing related diseases and issues, such as mobility. This is something common for everyone. The second component is specific to you only. This is your family history of wellness and diseases such as diabetes and cancer.
Taking an objective look at your health may not be easy. However, self-evaluation is one of the first and most effective steps you need to take to eliminate behaviours that can prevent you from living your best at your age. While seeing your doctor regularly is important, your doctor’s advice will depend on what you share with your doctor. For this reason, honesty with yourself about your health is crucial.