It’s common to prioritize health and fitness when setting New Year's resolutions. While diet and exercise routines are essential, another great way to set your goals is by knowing your biometric numbers. These are the important health scores that determine your overall health. Knowing these scores can help you identify your problem areas, set realistic goals and manage your health throughout the year.
To kick off the year right, take advantage of wellness screenings offered by your employer or schedule a physical with your primary care physician. Below are specific biometric tests you should be checking annually to make sure your health is the best it can be.
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By checking your numbers each year, you can better understand your risk for certain illnesses and the next steps you should take to improve. Talk to your doctor about getting your annual biometric screening. If you are a Medical Mutual member and don't already have a primary care physician, use our online tool to find an in-network doctor near you.
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Sources: Be Well Solutions, Healthline, Mayo Clinic
The material provided is for your information only. It does not take the place of your doctor’s advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should make decisions about your care with your doctor. What is covered by your health insurance will be based on your specific benefit plan.