These Are 3 of the Most Important Health Checks You Can Do At Home
Kim Rounsefell·December 15, 2019
Preventative health checks are vital for your body to make sure it's running smoothly - think of it as a regular car service!
When we think preventative care, the first thing that may come to mind is an annual wellness check and other tests done at the local doctor's office.
But in addition to these, here are three regular home checks that help to keep an eye on your body in between these scheduled visits.
1. A Breast Self-Exam
Breastcancer.org recommends for us to do a breast self-exam once a month.
Get to know your breasts, how they look, how they feel, their typical shape and color, etc. Keep an eye on them, and in addition to regular screenings, here are instructions to help with breast self-exams. There are also some apps that can help by setting up a schedule and offering guidance too.
2. Regular Skin Checks
A fun fact! I've had over 60 moles removed from my body since I was 12. That's a lot! It's because I have a certain kind of mole that is small and dark and can look sinister.
I've been lucky, it's all fine, but I've got lots of moles, and because of my history, I'm vigilant about checking my skin regularly.
Like your breasts, get to know your skin.
Try to do a monthly look over to check it's spots, markings, keep an eye out for any changes.
There are excellent services available to help with skin checks, including submitting photos to your dermatologist.