Health screenings a key part of healthy lifestyle

You get to the gym and exercise regularly. You’re careful about eating the right foods.
Yet, there’s another key component to health that many people overlook: Make sure to get the necessary health screenings at the recommended age.
By undergoing health checks at the suggested ages, screenings can often help doctors find diseases or other problems early when they’re easy to treat.
Some people may not think that they can afford to pay for a lot of different tests, but they’re covered by the health care reform law. Depending on your insurance coverage, there may be no cost to you. has an excellent link to help men and women figure out which screenings they should have performed at different ages.
With March being National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, this is as good a time as any to look into these types of tests. It’s also important to know what your blood pressure and cholesterol are and take measures to get them into line if they’re judged to be at unhealthy measurements.
Staying proactive with your healthcare is one of the most important things you can do.

At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at