When it comes to your health, prevention is better than cure. There are screening programs available for you regardless of whether you are showing any signs or symptoms. So even if you feel healthy, it’s wise to keep up to date with your check-ups.

Today, Annabel and the teams at Longevity Exercise Physiology Drummoyne, EdgecliffMarrickvilleBella VistaRandwickPymbleBalmainNeutral Bay, Coburg – Melbourne, and Barrie, Ontario – Canada will explore the most important health check-ups to be completed on a regular basis and how your Exercise Physiologist can help in prevention of these conditions.

 

“Your body is like a car – don’t wait for symptoms to appear, get it serviced regularly to avoid any costly or difficult repairs down the track.”

 

Having a health check is also a time to reflect on your lifestyle to see what improvements can be made. Your body is like a car – don’t wait for symptoms to appear; get it serviced regularly to avoid any costly or difficult repairs down the track. There are many health checks that Australians of all ages should be getting, but particularly those aged over 50. A visit to your GP is the best place to start.

Some examples of health checks that you should check in with your GP about include:

  • Heart Disease
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Bowel Cancer
  • Cervical, Prostate and Breast Cancer
  • Bone Density
  • Blood Pressure
  • Body Mass Index
  • Mental Health

 

It is important that we understand that some of the conditions named above for screening programs are preventable through regular exercise & a balanced diet. At Longevity Exercise Physiology, we are committed to keeping you at your healthiest by  providing you with the best individualised exercise prescription for you to help reduce your risk of chronic disease whilst helping educate you about available health checks. Diseases most closely linked to physical inactivity include diabetes, bowel cancer, uterine cancer, dementia, breast cancer, coronary heart disease and stroke.

“The diseases most closely linked to physical inactivity are diabetes, bowel cancer, uterine cancer, dementia, breast cancer, coronary heart disease and stroke.”

In terms of screening for these conditions, quick and easy tests, available from your GP can be completed to help understand your risk of these conditions. Research suggests that if people were sufficiently active, it could cut the rate of many chronic diseases by as much as 40 per cent.

That said, it’s important that you look after your body by visiting your GP if you see any unusual changes like a lump, new mole, sudden weight loss or change in bowel habits. These health checks are available to the whole community, however, if you have specific risk factors, or a family history of a certain condition, be sure to seek individual advice from your GP.

 

Prevention is better than cure and your Longevity Exercise Physiologist is the most knowledgeable health professional to assist you in improving your health through exercise and achieving your goals in health and wellbeing.

 

If you want to better understand how you can minimise your risk of lifestyle diseases through exercise, give Longevity Exercise Physiology Drummoyne, EdgecliffMarrickvilleBella VistaRandwickPymbleBalmainNeutral Bay, Coburg – Melbourne, and Barrie, Ontario – Canada w Drummoyne, EdgecliffMarrickvilleBella VistaRandwickPymbleBalmain a call today on 1300 964 002.

Written by Annabel Bergman

References:

Health checks by age: The tests you should be having (no date) HCF. Available at: https://www.hcf.com.au/health-agenda/health-care/treatments-and-procedures/health-checks-by-age-the-tests-you-should-be-having#allages.

Manage your health in your 50s (no date) healthdirect. Healthdirect Australia. Available at: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/manage-your-health-in-your-50s.

Exercise Right (2019) Prevention not cure: Exercising to beat chronic disease, Exercise Right. Available at: https://exerciseright.com.au/prevention-not-cure-exercising-to-beat-chronic-disease/.