Give yourself an MOT

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It might be something to do with having passed a significant birthday but I seem to be indulging in a bit of a health MOT - which can only be a good thing.

We MOT and service our cars regularly and they're only lumps of metal and plastic - so why not MOT yourself.

While my health isn't perfect, it's not drastic either.  I eat reasonably healthily most of the time - although, not fanatical and I'm partial to cake and chocolate!  I exercise fairly regularly and I'm reasonably active in general.

Sitting at a computer for hours on end (as many of us do) does result in a certain tightness to shoulders, back, and neck, as well as potentially more serious problems, if your screen and keyboard aren't at the right angle and your seat doesn't allow for adjustment.

Make sure you have regular check-ups to keep on top of your health.  Your health is the most important asset you have and unfortunately years of abuse, poor diet and lack of exercise lead to longer term problems.  While living for today is a commendable maxim - you owe it to yourself to be fit and healthy.  We all know that poor health in later life costs - and it might not be as late you think.  Health problems can start to creep in during your 40's.

"Prevention is better than cure."

  • When did you last get your eyes checked?
  • When did you last visit the dentist or hygenist?
  • Do you know your BMI and your resting heart rate? 
  • Do you need to get your blood pressure, cholesterol checked?
  • Have you thought about your general diet - what impact does it have?
  • Are you aware of what you eat - how much sugar, salt, fat is in the food you eat?

What could you do, starting this week, to improve your health?  Do it now before it's too late.

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