Taos, New Mexico
If given the option between getting sick or staying healthy, most of us would choose the latter. Most people would prefer to live as long as possible, provided that they still have relatively good health. Unfortunately, we don’t always act like that all the time. Most people would like to live as long as they possibly can and stay as healthy as they possibly can, yet they don’t exercise as often as they’d like, they don’t eat as healthy of a diet as they’d like, and they don’t do as well as they could in mitigating other factors, such as consuming less alcohol, tobacco, and other things that medical professionals know are bad for them. In some cases, people just don’t know any better. There’s a serious problem in the US when it comes to health education, and many people don’t have a very strong understanding of what things are good for them and what things are bad for them. For others, there aren’t really any excuses. They know that drinking multiple sodas a day is bad for them, but they just can’t help themselves.
None of this is to ridicule people for the decisions they make. If someone wants to have a soda and that’s their favorite part of their day, then by all means they should have it. They should just be aware that that’s not the best choice they could make when it comes to their health.
If you’ve made some decisions throughout your life that weren’t the best for you in terms of your health and you’d like to know where your general health stands, you’re in luck. There are lots of different health assessments out there these days, and they’re a relatively simple way for someone to gauge where their general health stands. Each health assessment will differ in minor ways, but ultimately they’re just a series of questions that you answer about your daily habits, how often you exercise, what your weight is, what you tend to eat, etc. In some instances, a health assessment could involve blood work, but in many cases it’s just a simple questionnaire.
Health and risk assessments have been developed in such a way that they’re relatively accurate at assessing the overall health of an individual. These health assessments analyze your answers, and then determine what your health risks might be depending on your habits, your age, and your weight. Once you know what your health risks are, you can make changes in your behavior that will help to mitigate those risks. Perhaps a simple diet change or a reduction in alcohol consumption will greatly reduce your health risks. In such a case, you would simply make the changes and then take the assessment a few months later to see if your health risks had changed.
If you’re looking to take a health assessment but you want to make sure that the one you take is a quality one, reach out HealthAware. They offer health assessments that are simple, quick, and most importantly, accurate in predicting your various health risks.