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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:

  • Be physically active
  • Be nutritionally smart
  • Avoid tobacco
  • Be in-the-know about preventative screenings

 

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Skin

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

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Heart

  • Baseline cholesterol panel—total, LDL, HDL and triglycerides
  • Blood pressure—at least annually
  • Fasting cholesterol test every five years
  • Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) test every five years

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Eyes, Ears and Teeth

  • Baseline vision
  • Baseline hearing
  • Semiannual dental visits for exam and cleaning

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Immunizations

  • Tetanus once every ten years
  • Influenza—annually
  • Meningococcal vaccine—discuss with healthcare provider if attending college

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Other

  • Diabetes check—fasting blood glucose

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Men’s Health

  • Testicular cancer monthly self-exam

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Women’s Health

  • Monthly self breast exams
  • Annual internal exam with pap test (including STD screening)
  • Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV)—up to age 26