In Your 20’s

Similar to the way we maintain a vehicle or a home, it is
important to take care of yourself – body, mind and spirit.
As you reach a new decade, it is an opportunity to assess
your overall wellness and take steps to stay healthy.

 

FOR YOUR BEST HEALTH IN YOUR 20’S:

Every day, be:

• Physically active
• Nutritionally smart
• Avoid tobacco
• Be in-the-know about preventative screenings

Skin
• Baseline mole and overall skin exam – once every
three years by a physician
• Practice monthly self-exam of all moles

Heart
• Baseline cholesterol panel – total, LDL, HDL
and triglycerides
• Blood pressure – at least annually
• Fasting cholesterol test every five years
Eyes, Ears and Teeth
• Baseline vision
• Baseline hearing
• Semiannual dental visits for exam and cleaning

Immunizations
• Tetanus once every ten years
• Influenza – yearly
• Meningococcal vaccine – discuss with healthcare
provider if attending college

Other
• Testicular cancer monthly self exam
• Diabetes check – fasting blood glucose