When we think about securing our future, we typically think of things like growing our savings, making sure we’ve got a great pension or investing in property. But are you investing in your health too? It’s easy to take your health for granted, but you only have one body and, if you want to live a long life and enjoy your hard work, it is important to take actionable steps.
With a full medical check up in London, it’s possible to detect potentially life-threatening conditions before they progress, and even before symptoms are present, in order to nip them in the bud.
We live longer than we used to and we want to enjoy these extra decades in optimal health, so it’s time to embrace the life-saving marvels of modern medical technology. Undoubtedly, a full medical check up is one of the best investments you can make.
Are you as healthy as you could be?
What does health look like to you? Everyone has a different definition of a healthy lifestyle. The truth is, being healthy involves everyday little decisions relating to sleep, stress, alcohol, relationships, food, movement and much more. But nobody is perfect; life is for enjoying and our goals and commitments get in the way of a ‘perfect’ healthy lifestyle.
Unfortunately, the latest Health Survey for England shows that most adults are classed as ‘unhealthy’, primarily because they smoke, drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week and live mostly sedentary lifestyles. These behaviours all pose a serious health risk, increasing the risk of conditions such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
Knowing this may cause worry and anxiety about the state of your health. The best solution is to invest in your health. For a good starting point, and to detect any problems early on, it is wise to undergo a full medical check up.
Should you be worried about your health?
While you might not show signs of ill health now, the lifestyle choices you’re making could impact you in the future. By the time these effects begin to show themselves, it could already be too far down the line to remedy.
Some of the daily actions that could increase your risk of developing serious conditions include:
- Eating foods high in sugar, fat and salt
- Not eating enough fruit and vegetables
- Low-levels of physical activity
- Chronic stress
- Regular drinking
- Drug use
- Avoiding sun protection
With many serious conditions avoidable through a healthy lifestyle, like obesity or smoking-induced lung disease, it’s time to take action for the sake of your future health. As with any investment, the sooner you get started, the better the pay-off will be.
What steps can you take to invest in your future health?
If you’re ready to get serious about your health, then there are things you can do right away. Giving up smoking, drugs and alcohol are just some of the immediate steps you can take to get healthier.
As reported in Harvard Health Blog, a program developed by Dr. Dean Ornish focusing on intensive lifestyle changes focused on nutrition, exercise and psychological issues such as loneliness and depression, has seen consistent success. If better health was available in pill form, everyone would be taking it, but instead it requires determination, discipline and guidance.
A full medical check up will provide you with guidance and advice as to which areas of your health to focus on. If nothing abnormal is detecting during your full medical check up, hopefully this is the case, you certainly have less to stress about and that is a start. This will be the first proactive step towards preventing serious health conditions and enjoying a long and happy life.
Could a full medical check up be the answer?
Echelon Health offer three Health Assesssment packages to our clients, all assessing you as an individual and with varying levels of complexity. Our most comprehensive full medical check up we offer is our Platinum Health Assessment.
We begin by taking a detailed medical history, ECG and assessing your risk factors. Blood tests are then taken and a combination of scanning techniques are performed. Various types of scanners are used because each is superior at scanning different parts of the body. For example a CT scan is ideal for imaging the lungs and can detect nodules as small as 1-2mm in size. Meanwhile an MRI is great for imaging the brain and our rare and powerful 3 Tesla MRI machine has excellent resolution for highly accurate assessment of the prostate.
If you’re concerned that past behaviours have impacted your health, then a full-body medical check up will ease your concerns, while guiding you towards a healthier body and mind. If something concerning is detected during your assessments, you will be referred to a leading specialist consultant here in London so that you can undergo necessary treatment quickly.
Where can you get a full medical check up in London?
Echelon Health is undoubtedly the most comprehensive medical check up in London. Here is why our service is a fantastic investment for your health
- At the heart of our philosophy is the notion that prevention is always better than cure. This is because, detecting disease early means it is usually easier to treat and manage. To view our case studies, click here.
- We assess you as an individual. Rather than using statistical models to predict your risk factors for disease, we take an in-depth look at your medical history and assess your individual health.
- We use a variety of scanning techniques. MRI is not better than CT and CT is not better than ultrasound. Every imaging technique has its strengths and Echelon Health are unique for using many different types of imaging in each Health Asssessment package. This results in the most comprehensive full medical check up in London. In fact, an Echelon Health Assessment is the most thorough health check up available in the world.
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