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When it comes to our health, prevention is much better than cure. Several diseases and injuries are preventable, and can be managed much better if identified earlier on.
It is common for people only to go to the doctor when they are feeling unwell. A regular check-up with your doctor helps them to assess your overall health and to identify your risk factors for disease. By knowing what's normal for you early on, you'll be able to detect any serious changes later.
During the session, your doctor is likely to:
This assessment will help your doctor to know if you have or are at risk of developing any chronic diseases. This is a great chance for you to ask your doctor about your health and about current recommendations and guidelines. It is best for adults have a check-up every 2 years and every year after age 40.
By knowing what's normal for you early on, you'll be able to detect any serious changes later.
In between doctor's visits it is up to you to try your best to stay healthy. Try out these lifestyle tips to help keep your heart and body healthy.
Decide which lifestyle factors you can start working on today! Why not get a friend, workmate or family member involved to help you get started. Once you are in a good routine, prevention is much easier and cheaper than relying on a cure, and can help you stay healthier for longer.
The COACH Program® is a confidential free health coaching service delivered over the phone by nib's Accredited Practicing Dietitians to help those at risk of, or with, Coronary Heart Disease. Based on a self-management model, it's all about helping you to take better care of yourself. Please phone 1800 339 219 or email [email protected] for more information.