If you're in your 30's, I'm sure you're very familiar with Olivia Newton John's "Let's Get Physical". If not, please click on the link and refresh your memory. It's too much of a classic to have forgotten already. But that's not the kind of "physical" that I'm referring to. I'm talking about a go-to-your-Doctor kind of physical. Being pro-active and staying on top of any health issues is extremely important to your long term health. I am supremely lucky that my place of work has an actual wellness center which offers an annual physical (among many other benefits). They do the whole deal- blood work, height/weight, and getting checked out by a real physician.
I realize that not everyone has access to such convenient medical care. But your health is too important to use convenience as an excuse. Go ahead- call your doctor's office, make an appointment, and get yourself checked out. Other than learning that I've gained a few (or 6) pounds since my last visit, I am overall very healthy. Cholesterol and blood pressure is perfect, as well as the amount of vitamin D in my body. All good news! To top it off, I even get to make an appointment with our on-staff dietician to discuss some upcoming changes that I'm making to my regular diet. (Those 6 pounds aren't going to come off by themselves.)