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6 Simple Tests to Evaluate Your Health

You can take care of your health by having regular check ups. You can do simple tests that help you look out for symptoms that might require medical attention. Check out a few simple tests that will help you keep track of your health. These tests however do not determine a diagnosis.

1. Flexibility

Sit on the floor, stretch out your legs in front of you, and try to touch your feet with the tips of your fingers. If you can do this with ease, then your body is in great shape. If it was difficult, then you need to improve yourbody’s flexibility.

2. The heart

Sit calmly for five minutes in silence, and then place four fingers on the inner side of your wrist. Find your pulse for one minute. Count the number of beats. For adults and children above 10 years 60-100 beats a minute is considered normal. If your heart rate is above or below the average then visit your doctor.

3. Fingers

To check for circulation, dip your fingers in some very cold water for 30 seconds. If the tips of your fingers turn white or blue, then you have a problem with your blood circulation.

3. Breathing

You can assess the health of your respiratory system by checking yout breath. Light a match, and stretch out your hand. Breathe in deeply through your nose and then out through your mouth, trying as you do so to blow out the flame. If it takes a long time for you to blow then you might hheave respiratory problems.

4. Fluid retention

Press down on either the upper or underside of your foot with your thumb. If there is still an indentation on your foot several seconds after you’ve removed your thumb, then the chances are your body has an issue with fluid retention.

5. Thyroid

Close your eyes, stretch your arms out in front of you, spread your fingers out to the sides. Place a thin sheet of paper in your hands. If the piece of paper begins to tremble along with your fingers, then you need to see an endocrinologist.

6. Eyes

Before going to the eye doctor you can do the following tests. Close one eye, and take three to five steps back from your monitor. Take a look above the monitor. Determine whether some of the lines appear darker than others. If the answer is yes, then you’ve developed astigmatism.

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