Wednesday, January 02, 2019 10:36 AM

9 HEALTH CHECKS TO GET THIS YEAR IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN TO THE DOCTOR IN A WHILE - BUSTLE

There's no question that being proactive about your health is the best way to make sure you're in tip-top shape, whether that's fighting off the inevitable February cold or starting your 5k training in the spring. But for a lot of us, it's easy to put off the essential health checks[1] that can help us be our healthiest selves. Maybe you saw your GP last year, but forgot to make your dentist appointments and that's perfectly OK. It's a new year, after all. While sometimes it can be hard to keep on top of health when there's so much else going on in life, annual or semi-annual health checks for specific issues are good things to have in our diaries, to remind us to take care of ourselves.

Before you head to the doctor, it's a good idea to know both your own health history and that of your family. What illnesses have your nearest and dearest had, and are they prone to be passed down genetically? When did you last have your vaccines? Knowing the answers to questions like this makes your doctor's life easier ...

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