Your health in your 20s, 30s, and 40s may have been uneventful, but in your 50s you may see significant changes in your overall health. In addition to your already busy life, you may also be dealing with the declining health of your parents and may still have children at home or who are branching out on their own. You are part of the Sandwich Generation.
The risk for chronic disease increases significantly so taking care of your health goals become even more important now than ever before. Your routine health care should be to maintain a good relationship with your Primary Care Practitioner (PCP). Lifestyle adjustments at this time can and do make a difference in your overall health. Make screening for diseases a priority, and assess your risk for medical problems and mental health issues.