Body Care

Best Check Ups For Your Body

Woman in Yoga Pose by water

Yes, you feel fine. Sure, you’re the picture of health. You’re as right as rain and hale and hearty. Chances are you haven’t seen a doctor for your body care in ages and we bet you’re very proud of that.

As much as we dislike bursting people’s bubbles, the key to a long, healthy and happy life involves many things and includes checking in with your GP once in a while. A caring GP can help maintain that good health of yours and can prevent little problems from becoming serious issues.

If the non-vocal parts of your body could talk – then there’s a long list of regular health check-ups they would love you to have – and here’s just a few:

Bowl of freshly cut strawberries

Cholesterol Checkups

Trust us when we say that the Mile High Cholesterol Club is not one you want to belong to.

However, if you’re a frequent flyer at certain fast-food joints, then it’s likely that your artery walls are festooned with this fatty, waxy, vein-throttling substance.

If you don’t check your cholesterol levels regularly, then you put yourself at risk of heart disease and stroke.

So, lower your cholesterol levels and you lower your risk.

Pap Smears

As of May 2017 – in Australia – the time between PAP Tests will change from every two to every five years for women aged 25 to 74.

Those 15 minutes spent staring at the ceiling of your doctor’s room every five years can easily pick up any irregularities – and if they do, cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. You just have to book that appointment

The Tooth Fairy

Your oral health is far more important than you might appreciate – and it’s not just about keeping the Tooth Fairy happy and avoiding toothache.

Poor oral health can lead to problems like malnutrition and infections in other parts of your body.

A sure indication that you need to have a check-up is that you can’t remember the last time you had one.

Mammograms

Kylie and Olivia Newton John have had it, and Angelina Jolie chose mastectomy to prevent it.

Lucky for us, Breast Screen Australia offers free mammograms every two years to women aged between 50 and 74.

Breast self-examination once a month is highly recommended also. You’ll get to know your boobies well and can notice any changes more easily. Hey, you might even learn to juggle.

Blood Pressure

High blood pressure puts undue stress on the cardiovascular system – a stress it is not designed to deal with.

If your blood pressure is high, your heart pretty much hates it – and it would tell you so, if only it could.

Hypertension – the medical term for high blood pressure – can damage not only the heart but the kidneys and your blood vessels too.

So, ask your GP to pretty please take your blood pressure every 6 months.

Some more tips on how to reduce your stress

Exercise And Health

Ripple is a mobile massage and beauty business that brings the day spa to you across Australia.

Click here for the full list of spa packages and beauty treatments and pricing

Call on 0438 567 906 or book online now

Or simply go here to receive a free gift for inquiring

Skin Checks

Those moles are not going to check themselves.

Self examination of your skin is something you should carry out regularly and to do it while showering just happens to be a great idea.

A proper skin examination by a doctor meanwhile, including photography if necessary, is what you should do every six months. And yes, we’re going to say it: slip, slop, slap. More skin care tips here

Eye See

An Eye Exam every two years will not only detect abnormalities such as glaucoma (that can cause loss of vision).

It can also pick up changes due to diabetes, macular degeneration (another cause of vision loss) and other problems that can affect your ability to drive for example, or increase your risk of falls (when you’re sober) or compromise your safety in the workplace.

You might need glasses and spectacles are so hipster right now.

If your body really could talk – it would also ask you to do two more very important things:

Drink More Water

Drinking 8 x 8 ounce glasses of water per day is nothing short of fabulous for your health and well being.

It increases energy, relieves fatigue, flushes out toxins, improves your complexion, promotes weight loss, aids digestion, boosts your immune system and saves you money!

Yep, water is free while that mocha-chino choco-latte is not.

Sleep 8 Hours A Night

A lack of adequate sleep has consequences – and frankly, none of them are very good.

If you’d like to increase your risk for serious health concerns such as obesity, disease and even early death (very melodramatic we know!) then please go ahead and have four hours’ sleep per night.

However when you sleep well and for at least 7 or 8 hours, you give your brain the time it needs to signal to your body a heap of important stuff – like the release of crucial hormones and compounds that decrease your risk of developing certain health conditions for example.

When it comes to your health, prevention is better than treatment – especially if it helps you avoid something for which there is no cure.

So, take charge of your health and schedule an appointment with your GP to discuss what screenings and exams you might benefit from.

Love To Win A 2 Hour Ripple Spa Package?

Simply sign up for our newsletter now and go into the monthly draw to win an indulgent two hour spa treatment.

Two clients having a couples massage

My treatment was amazing! Would definitely recommend.

Simone was lovely, approachable, and made me feel very comfortable and relaxed.

Holli

Day Spa Gold Coast
5/5

5 out of 5
September, 2016

Ripple Massage Day Spa And Beauty
Phone: 0438 567 906 – Email: info@ripplemassage.com.au
48 Justin Ave, Mt Tamborine Qld 4272
Australian Business Number 22061285274
© Copyright Wispclue Pty Ltd 2019 – It’s bad karma to copy
Privacy policy | Terms Of Service
Please note: Ripple’s cancellation policy can be viewed here. Cancellation fees will apply.

Full payment is taken on booking from the credit card. All refunds in the form of gift vouchers, please see our Terms and Conditions for details
Blog | Contact Us

© 2019 Ripple Massage

Facebook  Instagram  Youtube  Twitter  Linkedin  Pinterest

Author Bio – Ali Saoirse

Christmas Presents From $50

Mobile Beauticians