Exercise 30 minutes a day.
Have a dental checkup once or twice a year. Have vision and hearing checked annually.
After age 20: every 5 years have a full lipid profile test for cholesterol and triglycerides.
Protect yourself from the sun - use sunscreen and dress appropriately.
Perform an oral cavity self-examination - gums, teeth, lips, tongue.
After age 50:
have a physical examination by your physician.
Before age 50:
have a physical examination every 3 years after age 30.
have a physical examination every 2 years after age 40.
Watch your fat intake - no more than 25 to 35 percent of your calorie intake. Most fats should come from sources of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, such as fish, nuts, and vegetable oils.
Perform a full-body self examination for unusual moles or other skin conditions. Have your physician examine moles annually, or immediately for suspicious growths.
Eat sources of protein such as lean or low-fat meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs, and nuts.
Be aware of your weight - check your BMI (body mass index).
Have your blood pressure and cholesterol levels checked.
After age 50:
have a fecal occult blood test every year, OR
have a flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years, OR
have a double contrast barium enema every 5 to 10 years, OR
have a colonoscopy every 10 years.
Eat 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables daily.
At least half of all of the grains eaten should be whole grains.
Consume 3 cups of fat-free or low-fat milk or equivalent milk products per day.
Beginning at age 55, get a flu shot.
Be aware of your alcohol intake.
Talk with your doctor about when you should have a mammogram and/or a clinical breast exam
Be aware of your stress level.
Get a tetanus/diphtheria (td) booster every 10 years
Have a pelvic examination and Pap test every 2 years, or as recommended by your physician.*
After age 65: get the pneumococcal vaccine; also recommended for those younger than 65 who have medical problems such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, kidney disorders, sickle cell anemia, and other chronic conditions, or for those who work or live in high-risk areas.