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The importance of annual health screenings

Post Date - Jan 26, 2023

It’s a new year! At Ascend we’re looking forward to all we’ll accomplish in 2023. But, before this year gets too busy, we wanted to remind you of one of the most important tasks… scheduling your annual health screening. Here at Ascend, we care about our drivers in both their professional and personal lives, so here’s a quick rundown of all the benefits to getting an annual health screening.

One of the most significant benefits of these screenings is their ability to catch conditions before they worsen and become unmanageable. When underlying health issues like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and even cancer are caught early in their progression, they are easier to manage and pose less of a risk to your health. These screenings give your healthcare provider the chance to spot underlying problems before they start negatively influencing your life, giving you time to create a game plan. Early intervention treatments mean you’re less likely to experience complications and invasive treatments.

While it’s important for everyone to schedule annual physicals, some people can be at an increased risk for certain health conditions, increasing the importance of getting your appointment on the calendar now! Habits like eating meals from fast food restaurants and gas stations puts people at an increased risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Health screenings can alert you to the need for preventative care, stopping the progression of these conditions before they even begin!

We know that making a doctor’s appointment can be a dreaded task and can even cause heightened anxiety or worry as you wait for the day to come. Believe it or not, scheduling your annual health screening can actually lessen your anxiety! Getting checked out by your healthcare professional can eliminate the worry that you have a condition that isn’t being treated. Life can be stressful on its own, taking the time to rule out health issues gives you more time to relax and focus on being your best!

When you take control of your health, you win personally. When you partner with Ascend, a carrier that cares, you win professionally. Looking for more in your truck driving career? Connect with us today!