Try A Basic Health Check At Home

Try A Basic Health Check At Home

Routine health checks can guide the identification of early warning signs of disease or illness.

Heart disease, diabetes, and some cancer forms can often be picked up in their early phases, when treatment may be more successful.

Try a basic health check at home
Try a basic health check at home

Try a basic health check at home to verify your health in relation to:

  • Weight – maintaining a healthy weight dimension helps prevent longer-term diseases, such as arthritis and diabetes.
  • Diet – a healthy diet improves your general health and well-being. Have at least two servings of fruit and five portions of vegetables each day.
  • Alcohol – persons who have at least two alcohol-free days per week and stick to no more than 2 standard drinks per drinking day have better long-term health.
  • Dental care – cleaning your teeth regularly and eating a low-sugar diet can reduce your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss. Visit a dentist or other oral health professional at least once a year for a dental examination and professional cleaning, or more frequently as advised by your dentist.
  • Skin checks – check your skin regularly for unusual moles or freckles, and see your doctor if you notice anything unusual. People who work outdoors need a yearly examination by their doctor or a dermatologist.
  • Smoking – smoking regularly increment your risk of many diseases, including heart disease, stroke, lung disease, and thin bones. If you smoke, quitting as soon as possible helps reduce the harm.
  • Physical activity – regular physical activity is good for your mental health, heart, and bones, and can prevent many diseases. Aim for 30 minutes to an hour of moderate physical activity a day. Moderate physical activity takes some effort, but still allows a conversation to be held (for example, brisk walking, gentle swimming, social tennis).


When you have an analysis, your doctor will talk to you about your medical history, your family’s history of the disease, and your style of living. Your diet, weight, how much you exercise, and whether or not you smoke and drink alcohol or take illegal drugs will also be commented on.