Checklist for Staying Healthy This Year

Checklist for Staying Healthy This Year

Like the rest of us, you might realize how important it is to stay on top of your health, but your busy schedule and your life’s demands get in the way. Our health needs tend to slip to the very bottom of our “to-do” list each week. In an effort to provide you with practical reasons why you should start prioritizing your health this year and where to start, we’re sharing our easy-to-follow checklist for staying healthy this year.

Yearly Checkup

Have you ever thought, “If I feel fine, why would I need to have an annual physical?” It’s a fair question. Two reasons would be longevity and disease prevention. Yearly check-ups allow your Primary Care Physician to take a full medical evaluation of your body, discovering minor health concerns before they escalate into major concerns.

At ProHealth, our providers check for any symptoms or signs of health problems – and catch them while there’s still time to do something about them. Yearly physical examinations can help spot high blood pressure, STIs including HIV/AIDS, and high cholesterol. They are good ways to remember your immunization schedule, too. But perhaps the most important job of the yearly doctor’s visit is to screen for a variety of cancers, many of which are more easily treated—with better survival odds—if they’re found early. For a walk-in checkup with a ProHealth Medical Provider, click HERE.

Blood Work

Blood work is the number one way to get the most accurate results about your health and one of the most important ways to keep track of your overall physical well-being. Getting lab work at routine intervals can allow you to see the way your body changes over time and empower you to make informed decisions about staying healthy. Blood work helps you uncover issues like diabetes, HIV, anemia, cancer, heart disease, hormone deficiencies, and more. For affordable blood work, visit one of seven ProHealth locations. And, you don’t need to have a doctor’s referral for blood work at ProHealth. Click HERE to view our blood work menu.

Medical Membership

Are you setting goals to save more money this year? Your healthcare is a great place to start. Health bills can add up quickly as healthcare prices continue to rise, but there are other options.

ProHealth’s Medical Membership (PMM) is $34.95 per month. It is designed for the uninsured, the underinsured, and those with a high deductible insurance policy. The membership allows members to receive a discount on medical care and medical services at ProHealth Medical Clinics. When our members combine our plan with a high deductible insurance plan, they save a lot of money for their family. For more information on PMM, click HERE.

Weight Management

Weight loss and/or weight gain climbs to the top of many people’s new year’s resolution list. Did you know that weight loss of 5-10% has been shown to decrease the risk of diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease? Calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI) by clicking HERE. Once you have your BMI, this can help you make a weight goal for yourself in the new year. *Note: BMI can be higher with higher muscle mass because muscle weighs more than fat. A better indicator of overall health would be to measure body fat percentage which measures lean muscle mass versus fat mass.

ProHealth’s medically-guided weight loss program has helped a lot of patients set and achieve their weight loss goals – and keep it off. We monitor our patients closely, recording their progress and helping them each step of the way. Patients who utilize the nutrition and exercise guidance provided in this program, in combination with appropriate weight loss medications and our one-on-one medical accountability experience the best results! To learn more about the weight loss program and get $10 off your initial visit, click HERE.

Health issues arise in people every day, regardless of how well they take care of themselves. Those things are out of your control and if they are going to happen, they are going to happen. What we can control is how we treat ourselves today in an effort to prevent lifestyle-related diseases and conditions.

At ProHealth, we believe in the importance of preventative healthcare, as well as the notion that it shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg to see you family doctor. We specialize in helping you get access to quality healthcare for an affordable price. Come visit us today at one of our locations in Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Milton, Crestview, Fort Walton, or Santa Rosa Beach and make this year your healthiest year yet!