How to get a quick snapshot of your current and future health with YouCheck
“Man, I really miss fax machines”…said no one ever. Same goes for payphones and TV rabbit ears. Many things that were once commonplace are now rare or have vanished completely — and nobody misses them!
These days, you can add “health confusion” and “old-school physical exams” to the list of celebrated extinctions. How have these two headaches been cured? Check it out:
The world’s first online health tool for guys
Clicking on over to YouCheck is an awesome first step in making small, easy health changes that lead to big-time benefits over the long haul. By answering YouCheck’s 20 questions, you get a unique snapshot of your current and future health. It takes less than 10 minutes to complete the survey and generate a free, customized report that shows you how to make health changes.
In short, YouCheck helps you know where you stand in terms of your health. Now that’s progress! Speaking of progress, it may involve seeing your doctor, which brings us to the second great disappearance…
What to check and when
Thanks to the “Men’s Maintenance Guide,” it’s really easy for YOU to take control of your health by checking some important stuff on your own. Download the free ebook right now to get the 411 on that. (If you don’t know what “the 411” is, no worries. No one dials 4-1-1 anymore either!)
Back in the day, every part of your body was examined during a doctor checkup. These days, the process is quicker, more efficient and more effective, with the list of things that get checked depending on your age.
Again, that’s where the “Men’s Maintenance Guide” comes in. It takes the hassle and confusion out of key medical questions you need to ask your doctor, and provides an awesome all-in-one checklist of essential screening tests and vaccinations.
How often should you get a blood test? The Guide can help. When do you need booster shots? The Guide can help. What can you do to stay healthy? The Guide also offers easy everyday tips that can help you look and feel like a superhero (minus the Spandex, unless that’s your thing). Where can I find a working payphone? Ummmm…good luck with that!
The importance of checkups
The expression “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” fits doctor checkups to a tee. While the Men’s Maintenance Guide and YouCheck are great tools for getting a handle on your health, they do not replace doctor checkups, which can detect health issues BEFORE they become problems. “Nip it in the bud,” as they say. Plus, checkups build a record of your health that can keep your body humming and tuned up.
When to go for health exams
According to the Men’s Maintenance Guide, guys aged 20 to 54 should go for periodic health exams every 3 to 5 years, or more frequently if you have a concern or question about your health. If you’re 55 or older, every 2 years is recommended. If you’re 115 or older, you must be doing a great job of making it to your check ups!
How to book a medical checkup
It’s easy! Call your doctor’s office to make an appointment for a checkup. If you don’t have a doctor, ask friends or family members about theirs, or use the Internet to search “find a doctor” and your province of residence. Another option: Call your nearest walk-in medical centre to let them know you would like a checkup.
You COULD try faxing them, but these days a simple phone call is a MUCH better bet…
Adam Bisby is a Toronto-based freelance journalist and father of two. His award-winning stories have appeared in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and National Post newspapers, in magazines like Explore, Reader’s Digest, International Traveller and Canadian Family, and on websites including MSN, MSN Canada, and DontChangeMuch.ca. Visit Adam’s website for more details on his award winning work.