What does good health look like? As a yoga teacher and health enthusiast, I encourage people to engage in a system of self-care. This means looking after your body, mind and spirit on a daily basis. Prevention is key and with health care costs rising, it behooves you to get a handle on where you are with your health. Read below, "What Does a Healthy Midlife Look Like?" by yours truly.
What Does a Healthy Midlife Look Like?
by Lisa Kneller
This month I found out what my entire blood panel looks like – from the lipid profile, to my liver and pancreas, to my hormone levels. I had certain expectations based on my lifestyle and stage of life; however, there were a few things that popped up which I didn't expect. Nothing highly unusual, but I am now taking a few more supplements this month than last month.
I went to see my naturopathic physician a few months ago as I was experiencing some discomfort and a low level of energy . Some of that might have been due to grief, but some was definitely physical and I knew there could be some improvement. I was delighted that my doctor took an hour to evaluate me, do a little acupuncture (which worked wonders) and asked me to have a blood profile taken.
This was after my annual visit to the gynecologist and mammogram and before my annual visit to my dentist. I like to call this "Checking In" to make sure that everything is working properly and that I continue to feel good and prevent what illnesses I can.
Have you "Checked In" lately? Your good health in midlife starts with knowledge about where you are, how you're feeling and where you'd like to be. Many people avoid doctors because of fear – the fear of finding out something might be amiss! Another reason is because some doctors don't really dig to find the source of health problems; rather, they prescribe medication to mask symptoms and often over prescribe.
To your remarkable life,