Auditing your health is an important step in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Here's a guide on how to perform a health audit:
1. Start by assessing your current health status. Take note of any symptoms or health issues you may be experiencing. This could include things such as headaches, fatigue, digestive problems, or chronic pain.
Added Tip: Journal Your Audit
Make a list of your findings and add resolutions to each finding
2. Review your medical history. Make a list of any surgeries, illnesses, or injuries you've had in the past. This information will help you identify any potential risk factors for future health problems.
3. Evaluate your lifestyle habits. Consider your diet, exercise routine, sleep patterns, and stress levels. Identify any areas where you could make improvements to support your overall health.
Added Tip: Create a regular nighttime routine
You want to allow yourself 60-120minutes of wind down time, electronically free to start shutting down the brain and prepare for sleep
4. Get a physical exam. Schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider for a comprehensive physical exam. This will help identify any underlying health conditions and provide a baseline for future health checks.
Added Tip: frequency of routine checkups is based on your age, risk factors, and current health status.
Once every 3 years if you are under 50 and in GOOD health, and once a year once you have turned 50 is good practice
5. Take a look at your mental health. Mental health is just as important as physical health. Assess your stress levels, mood, and overall mental well-being. If you're struggling with mental health issues, seek professional help.
Added Tip: Mental Health issues come in different various forms and many factors come to play
Common signs of declining mental health are loss of interest, increased sensitivity to sights, sounds, smells, or touches, feeling disconnected, thinking illogically, drastic changes in your sleep and appetite, difficulty keeping your hygiene, and experiencing low energy levels, shifts in mood, acting out of character, Unfounded feelings of fear, suspiciousness or nervousness
6. Get screened for common health conditions. Depending on your age, gender, and family history, there may be certain health conditions you're at higher risk for. Talk to your healthcare provider about recommended screenings for conditions such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
7. Take steps to improve your health. Based on your health audit, make a plan to improve your health. Set realistic goals and take action to make positive changes to your lifestyle habits. This could include things like eating a healthier diet, getting more exercise, or reducing your stress levels.
Remember, a health audit is an ongoing process. Make it a habit to regularly assess your health and make adjustments as needed to support your overall well-being.
*Keep a Journal
By Your GOAL Digger Coach