07 Apr Investing in your health this World Health Day
7th April 2021
Investing in your health this World Health Day
Investing in your health is the single most important thing you can do this World Health Day. We can all get carried away with our busy lives in this fast-paced world and we often forget that by investing in your health now, you are preventing future diseases.
Since lockdown, we’ve seen a dramatic change in people’s behaviours towards looking after themselves as they seek to understand their own health and wellbeing better. As we learn more about COVID-19 and the risks associated with existing conditions, the unknown has created a lot of anxiety around health. At our Randox Health clinics we are hearing the same question: Am I healthy?
One lesson we can take from 2020 is that there are health consequences, good and bad, to our lifestyle choices. In a non-COVID environment, ignoring your health often defers conditions like heart disease which may not manifest themselves until later in life. So, as we enter the month of April, we’re asking you to stop delaying and start investing in your health.
1. Invest in yourself
In 2021, we want you to look after yourself. Invest in yourself. Invest in your health and fitness, mentally and physically. By having health checks, you can easily track any changes and make changes, safe in the knowledge that you are doing everything in your power to achieve and maintain good health. You can get a Signature Health Check which assesses up to 350 different indicators of disease at their very earliest stage, including heart disease and diabetes. According to Diabetes UK, there are 3.9 million people who have been diagnosed with diabetes in the UK. We can determine your risk of diabetes by using routine markers, such as HbA1c, glucose and insulin as well as new markers leptin and adiponectin. Measuring these markers can help us identify the earliest possible signs of diabetes.
2. Prevention is better than the cure
With nearly 50% of cancers, 70% of cardiovascular disease and 80% of strokes being preventable, a comprehensive Everyman/Everywoman health MOT can provide an accurate picture of your health while you are still well and provide you with the information you need to take action to prevent future problems. A regular health check-up is really necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We all would have heard this several times in our lives — “Prevention is better than cure”. That’s right. We can stop many diseases spreading just by getting a 6 month or yearly check-up done. It’s always better to cure or find problems before they increase or spread. The earlier you find disease markers, the better it is for us to cure any disease. Hence why we offer a 6 month repeat test as standard in all our health packages.
3. Plan for a healthier future
Perhaps you already have a worry and you just want to get checked with our professional experts without feeling rushed. You might be anxious about any possible genetic conditions. Or maybe you don’t have any specific concerns, but you would still like to know how your body is doing. Whatever your reasons, whether you’re 20 or 60, one of our health packages could help you take the correct steps to protect or improve your health and in turn a healthier future.
You are the most valuable investment you will ever make. We want to help you take control of your health this World Health Day.
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