Five Simple Things To Do To Stay Healthy

  • Eat a sensible diet including all the food groups
  • Thirty minutes of exercise daily
  • Protect your bones eating 3 servings of low fat dairy products daily, weight bearing exercise or activities 3 x a week
  • Regular Health Screenings
  • Take time out for yourself of at least 30 minutes a day to relieve stress

Current Recommended Regular Health Screenings For Women

  • Thyroid screening blood test every 5 years starting at 35
  • Blood pressure check every 2 years starting at 18
  • Cholesterol screening blood test starting at 20 and then your Doctor to decide thereafter
  • Bone Mineral Density test (DEXA) baseline at 40
  • Fasting Blood Sugar test every 3 years starting at 45
  • Mammogram every year starting at 40
  • PAP/Pelvic every 1-3 years if sexually active up to age 65 then your Doctor to decide thereafter
  • Colorectal health test (occult blood stool test) yearly starting at 50
  • Colonoscopy every 10 years starting at 50
  • Regular skin exam
  • Glaucoma eye test every 2-4 years if healthy and less than 40 and if risk factors for glaucoma then your Doctor to decide