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We see our doctor from time to time for a variety of reasons. Some visit when they experience a new problem or when they are faced with inexplicable health concerns. Some visit as per the requirement of follow up care for a chronic illness. There are others who see their doctors regularly as a routine follow-up to keep their health in top order, but they are relatively few. The argument is: the only time one should visit a doctor is when one is unwell or cannot fix one’s problem through over-the-counter medications.

However, the concept of regular checkups for healthy individuals is growing day by day. Many employers are setting up annual health check-up mandate for their employees Even at the community level the utility of screening for diseases when someone is apparently healthy is being appreciated more than ever before.

You must have heard that your parents or grandparents say that health is wealth. This old axiom is not just a cliché but has a lot of truth in it. If you want to stay off medication and be less dependent on external sources to be healthy, then you need to take good care of your body. Your life should be about eating well and maintaining a wholesome lifestyle of a balanced diet as well as exercising. Good health is not a summer or winter resolution but a lifetime process, something that you need to do for the rest of your life. Meeting your doctor from time to time is one of the many aspects of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.