It’s that time of year again – your yearly physical. But work is busier than ever, the kids always have something going on after school, the holidays are nearly here, the car needs inspected, your schedule doesn’t have any open room…you can just skip this year’s exam, right?
Not so fast.
The yearly physical is one of those boring yet effective ways to enjoy optimal health. Sure, nobody really enjoys going in for that once-per-year health review, but the benefits are too great to ignore. So if you’re thinking about skipping your appointment, consider these 3 reasons first:
#1 – You’ll Reduce Your Risk of Heart Attack
With a simple EKG and stress test in your 30s or 40s, you’ll dramatically reduce your chance of having a heart attack. And heart disease remains the #1 killer of all U.S. adults. When you’re at your physical, ask your doctor for specific signs and symptoms that someone like you should be aware of. Most people wait until it’s too late – keep your yearly physical appointment for this reason alone.
#2 – Early Detection Can Save Your Life
Let’s forget about heart disease for a moment. There are plenty of other chronic diseases that a yearly physical can detect. Simple blood pressure checks, unexpected weight gain (or even weight loss) and more – your doctor can help detect something that may not impact your life right now in this moment, but can develop into a serious, life-altering event later on. Arthritis, signs of a stroke, autoimmune issues – there are plenty of health problems that can suddenly develop, especially for older folks. Why take the chance?
#3 – Your Doctor Can Better Serve You
In an interesting University of Wisconsin-Madison medical study, it was revealed that yearly physicals are not just good for the patient – they also help the doctor get a better picture of their patients’ overall health. With regular checkups and honest, back-and-forth health discussions – of which the yearly physical plays an integral part – everyone benefits!
Banner Urgent Care offers both regular physicals and scholastic sports physicals at every one of our clinics. And with more than 40 offices serving you throughout Nevada and Arizona, you can schedule a physical or simply walk right in – whatever fits your schedule best!
We hope this information helps get you back on track for regular annual physicals. For more information about UCE, call one of our medical experts at (480) 840-3075 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks again for reading our blog!