Get Those Medical Check Ups
Yeah you're a tough guy who can take care of himself in most situations but that is no excuse for not having your medical check ups done at least twice a year.
Just because you may look and feel healthy and you have some arrogant notion that you know more than a physician doesn't mean a checkup will mean you're a wuss. Checkups are of utmost importance as they can reveal underlying conditions that can lead to bigger problems down the road. A doctor knows what to look for, not you. They'll do the blood tests and more and go through careful analysis to first establish just how healthy you are and what you need and don't.
They'll look for symptoms and signs that say that you need to eat better or exercise more and what exercises you should be doing. With today's medical technology they're able to detect problems way ahead of time and prescribe the right course to take. This doesn't mean they're going to give you the run around, it means they'll give you their professional opinion about what you should do to prevent and remedy problems.
Not all health problems show their ugly heads with simple symptoms. Sometimes they're asymptomatic and only a pro can see that. You could be harboring a condition that left unattended could blow up into something debilitating and costly. That you don't want.
Men you live active lifestyles aren't excused from taking those checkups. Because you're more active than others you may need one or more checkups just to be on the safe side. Active men have more wear and tear and require close monitoring to gauge what conditions they have or may develop. Sedentary men are at greater risk as they don't get that blood circulating and grow too much fat. This is due to not burning up those excess calories. Sedentary men are just asking for trouble and that's why they must have mandatory checkups. Doctors will look at them and tell them straight up what they had better get doing immediately like lose that fat and get a move on.
Some guys just think they know it all. That they'll get around to seeing their doctor when they feel ill. The bad news is that by the time you feel ill it may be too late to either remedy the situation or get it handled to acceptable levels. Usually this happens when a part of the body stops functioning normally and men panic and then rush to the doctor. That's a bad strategy all the way around but unfortunately quite common.
Teh responsible man will see the importance of a good health regimen by incorporating those doctor visits regularly. Not just one doctor but a fellow may need to see several doctors just to be sure of no problems and if there are problems what to do. The body is made up of very complex biological systems that specialists in medicine are dedicated to. Getting the eyes and teeth, ears, nose, throat, kidneys, heart, groin area, digestive tract all in top condition means monitoring by your doctor and not left up to chance.
Take note that a medical checkup doesn't take long. Doctors will check for things like blood pressure, blood sugars, heart rates and such. They'll ask you questions about your diet and lifestyle so don't say you're active and you're sitting there with a gut the size of a grocery basket. They'll know what you're doing just at a glance and then gauge that with your input to tell if you're dealing with things realistically. They may or may not prescribe medication. If they do it's up to you to ask the right questions about those medications and you should. There's a good deal of homework to do on your own and doctors need that input too. You are the guardian of your health and wellbeing and no one else is going to do it for you. All doctors can do is help to prevent problems and fix them when they occur, you on the other hand are responsible for keeping your doctor up to tabs on your health and lifestyle so they can make the better evaluations.