There are many who are great at the age of 40. With a few dozen years of experience to your credit, you know better what you want in life and how to get it. Maybe you're finally making your way into your career, getting familiar with parenting, or enthusiastically attacking new adventures that you would have avoided when you were younger. If you prioritize fitness and good nutrition, you might even feel fit and look healthier than ever before. But does that mean that you are really healthier? (Here's how to be healthier at 40, 50, 60, 70 and beyond.)
Whether you seem to be physically fit or admit that you've gained a few pounds and slowed down the year, 40 is the the perfect time to move your relationship with your primary care physician to the next level.
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"As you get older, there is an increase in the incidence of many diseases, including heart disease, the Cancer and arthritis. Starting to see your doctor a little more regularly can help prevent, predict and treat diseases before they become important problems, "says Mia Finkelston, a certified family physician who treats Virtually Via the LiveHealth Online Telehealth Application Step One: Schedule a physical exam and plan to do it each year unless your doctor gives you further instructions.
A Physics You in your 40s should look like the one you had when you were younger, if your doctor prescribes some additional tests or refers you to some specialists year's goal to keep you as healthy as possible. Here is an overview of the medical tests you should have in this decade.