Get routine health checks
Seeing a doctor for regular checkups and recommended screening tests can find diseases early when they are easier to treat. Read this
ARTICLE for recommended screening tests for men based on age and personal risk factors. Additional guidance is
here . Also remember to stay on top of routine dental, vision, and hearing exams. Consider routine exams for skin cancer and mental health.
Measure your fitness
Aerobic capacity (Vo2 max), % Body Fat, and metabolic rate are key measures of your health that can be determined for
free at a local
Army Wellness Center (AWC) . Based on your results, AWC staff will help you tailor a specific plan to improve your fitness, sleep and nutrition habits.
Monitor your weight
A basic fitness requirement of all Soldiers is to meet Army weight standards (AR 600-9)
. Your height and weight is used to calculate your “BMI”, a screening indicator for health status – read APHC’s
Practice safe sex and get tested
Men can be 'silent carriers' and untreated sexually transmitted infection (STIs) can lead to serious health complications such as infertility, blindness and in worst cases death. Read this
ARTICLE for recommended STI testing.