The best way to eliminate the possibility of getting sick is knowing exactly what you are in for. Here are a few basic health checks that you need to do to check whether you are healthy or not:

A mighty heart

Keep an eye on your triglyceride levels with blood and blood pressure tests. Get your weight regularly checked to eliminate the possibility of clogged arteries that can hamper the pumping of your heart. 

Lumps and bumps

While a lump in your throat is ok, a lump in your breasts is a definite red light. Do regular self examinations in the shower to make sure there is nothing odd with your breasts and schedule a mammography every two years. 

Sweet tooth troubles

If you don't deny yourself long walks to the fridge every night, then a test for diabetes is something you cannot ignore. This lifestyle disease has a way of sneaking up on you when you least expect it. 

Prostate, Yes, we have to talk about it

Apprehensive as you may be about this one, a prostate check is recommended if you are a man above the age of 45. Prostate cancer is aggressive and difficult to treat, and early detection is key to recovery. 

Achy joints

Aches and pains are classic old age problem. Take a bone density check to see if you are at risk for osteoporosis as this is one condition that is becoming common by the day. 

Seeing eye to eye

If you are squinting at your laptop screen chances are that your eyesight is not what it used to be. Diseases such as glaucoma, cataract, and retinopathy are common these days and it is recommended that you get a thorough exam done every year.