The risk of many diseases increases as we age and the immune system gradually becomes weaker. Therefore, health experts often recommend taking the initiative to take regular health checks 2 times a year. However, many people often neglect to protect their health.
However, you can still know if your health is good or not through some of the following home self-tests.
Use your right thumb and index finger to squeeze the left thumb. Hold for 3-5 seconds and then do the same for the other fingers.
After you release your hand, the blood rushes back in less than 2 seconds. If this is the case then your body is getting enough blood flow. The fingers are closely connected to the internal organs and if the test is painful, you may have health problems.
Experts say these are the causes of pain in fingers:
For this self-exam, you should hold hands and keep your hands in the same position. After 30 seconds, open your fist and you will see the palms turn white. When you hold your hand, the blood vessels are constricted, restricting blood flow to your hands.
After loosening your hands, blood rushes back, which means your blood vessels are working well and healthy. On the other hand, if it takes some time for the palms to turn pink, it could be a sign of arteriosclerosis.
Lie face down on the floor in a comfortable position, keeping both arms straight at the sides. Keep the left leg straight and slowly raise the right leg, keeping this position for 30 seconds.
If you do this successfully, then your body is healthy. However, if the pain is checked, you may have a problem with gluteus maximus (one of the strongest muscles in the body).
Lay down, facing face down parallel to the floor. Keep your arms straight, slowly lifting both of your legs, while your body remains the same. Hold this position for 30-35 seconds.
If you can do these things without twitching your legs or moving them, your body is still healthy. On the other hand, if you find this task really difficult then something might be wrong with your stomach or spine.
Lie on your back comfortably with your stomach face down on the floor, lifting only the upper body, including your hands up slightly. Hold this position for 30-35 seconds.
If you pass this test without difficulty, your body is still healthy. If you fail then you are probably having problems with your spine.
* Note: Please note that these tests are not a substitute for actual tests conducted by professionals. This is just a quick test you can take at home. If you are experiencing any symptoms, do not hesitate to visit the hospital immediately .