Many are afraid of what they might discover during the annual physical examination, so they opt to skip it altogether. But you should actually welcome it because you are given an early opportunity to address your problems. It also gives you the chance to correct behavior that puts you at risk for health conditions in the future.
What should be checked to maintain good health? According to the Philippine Guidelines on Periodic Health Examination, specific tests are recommended for low-risk individuals in their 30s. Browse through the gallery to check them out.
(First published as “The Annual Check-up” in the “Good Health” section of Good Housekeeping Philippines’ July 2008 issue. Adapted for use in Female Network. Photo by comedy_nose via Flickr Creative Commons.)