Expert gives tips on healthy lifestyles
The Chairman, Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria, Dr Tunji Akintade, has advised Nigerians to start the year by undergoing medical checkups.
In an interview with our correspondent on Thursday, Akintade noted that a checkup was necessary for evaluation and to seek medical attention where needed.
he said, “There is no doubt that the body, for whatever years we’ve spent on earth, needs a constant check, as well as rest, at a point in time. Therefore, if we need to use the body for a longer period, it is necessary to take care of it.
“At the beginning of the year, my advice is that we should go for a checkup, we need to evaluate the challenges that our body had in previous years. There is the need for people to go for a regular medical checkup this New Year at a certified facility by a certified practitioner.”
The General health Physician added that a comprehensive would go beyond the regular physical checks, saying that vital body organs must be checked for proper evaluation.
“There is also the need to check the heart, lungs and reproductive organs to determine the kind of care to give to these body organs.
“how comprehensive you will go depends on the plan you have under your health scheme. There is also the need for the practitioner to do a review of your health status in order to know your medical history. Also, your body mass index must be checked,” he said.
he also advised Nigerians to cut down on alcohol and their smoking habits, adding that exercise must be prioritised by individuals in the New Year.