Health check time
So I did one of those online questionnaire, survey type things the other day, but instead of it telling me something useless like what kind of farm animal I am most like, it gave me a glimpse at my health.
Men’s Health Week finished up on Sunday and I decided to take the test and find out what my score is. Now, being fairly young, somewhat fit, non-smoking and only an occasional drinker, I thought I would ace it. But I didn’t. I scored an only ever so slightly better than average 50, falling into the group that needs to, ‘‘keep your health in the forefront of your mind’’.
I was a bit shocked to be honest – what do you have to do to score well?
The thing is the questionnaire takes into account things like when you last visited a doctor for a check up, whether you’ve talked to your doctor about cancer and how stressed you are.
I almost never see the doctor – it’s something I’m fairly proud of – but maintenance is better than repair, far less painful and cheaper too. Had I been for some more regular check ups I would be cruising in the above average bracket of the scoreline.
It seems a bit counter intuitive to see a doctor when you feel fit and healthy, but think it’s time for a visit.