So if I could tell you that you could only have one car in your entire life time and here it is when your 18 years of age. What would you do you would make that car last as long as you could you would service it regularly change parts perform preventative maintenance polish it and prevent rust. You would look after that car no matter what. 

Well you have only one body and one mind. Are you looking after it? Are you feeding it right are you exercising regularly are you getting annual medical check-ups? 

One body for life that’s what this boils down to. If you don’t look after your car it will eventually stop and leave you on the side of the road, the same thing will happen with your body. 

Prevent health problems. This should be the most important reason. Annual physicals allow your doctor to review any changes that have occurred over the last year or more and encourage healthy choices and lifestyle. Also, your doctor can help you identify risk factors that could lead to future health problems and offer expert advice on how to manage them. Your doctor is a vital asset in your goal of remaining as healthy as you can be. 

People who get along with their doctors are more likely to go see them, be honest with them and take their advice. If you don’t like your doctor get a new one, try a few out see which one has time for you, someone you can talk to and be comfortable with there might be a few uncomfortable conversations in the future.  

Getting a routine physical or check up will help establish a baseline that will aid you and your doctor in making future healthcare decisions. 

Save Money. If a doctor can detect a problem before it gets serious, you’ll save a lot of money on medical bills down the road. 

Update Vaccinations. These are not just for children. Staying up-to-date on your vaccinations is an important way to prevent disease and its consequences such as missed work and future healthcare concerns. There is a lot of misinformation about vaccines out there only take advice from your doctor or reputable state agencies. Twitter or Facebook posts are not reputable and you should do your own research. 

Review and renew medication prescriptions. Reviewing your medications with your doctor, including over-the-counter-medications, will ensure you are treating your medical problems the best way available and will help prevent possible side effects of medications and possible medication interactions. We all diagnose ourselves on google but get your diagnosis verified by a doctor. 

If you don’t get an annual physical or medical done each year book it today. 


Some people are athletes some aren’t, you don’t have to be an athlete to improve your fitness. You don’t have to run marathons. You don’t need a gym membership. What you do now to stay fit won’t be what you might do in 10 years time. When I was in my twenties I played rugby, when I was in my thirties I took to running. When I’m in my fifties I know I’ll be walking for exercise. Exercise doesn’t have to be blood pumping sweat pouring from your body aching exercise. Just move more stand up walk around there are so many trackers now for monitoring your steps etc, so many apps for monitoring your fitness use them. Use them to help yourself. Get into a routine for your exercise, take time for you for your exercise I’ve mentioned before take some time to you for you. You can combine these times go for a walk get some fresh air clear your head and get your exercise, two jobs done at once. 

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