Right now is the best time to check off health concerns and get them handled before starting a new year and a new deductible. In fact, taking care of yourself can be a wonderful holiday gift for your loved ones. You are giving them a gift of peace of mind, and the gift of modeling the same care you hope they will take of themselves.
Think about your health from the ground up:
- Feet–If your feet hurt, you can’t or won’t exercise as much, and you may be throwing your whole body out of alignment. If you suffer from chronic knee, back and neck pain, see a specialist who will be able to help get to the source of the problem.
- Legs–If you find your legs feeling more fatigued than usual at the end of a day of standing or sitting a lot, it would probably serve you well to have an ultrasound scan of your legs. An ultrasound scan for venous reflux may reveal the source of your discomfort if it is related to your circulation.
Are there aches and pains that cause concern? Is there a suspicious mole? Do you squint to see or strain to hear? Does snoring keep a loved one awake? Do restless legs wake you both up? Do you have heavy, tired legs or varicose and spider veins? Your health challenges may be impacting your ability to communicate, exercise, relax and enjoy precious time with loved ones.
When you share your improved health report with your loved ones, chances are they may follow suit. At the end of the day, if you have your health and your family is healthy, you really do have everything.