The Imperative of Regular Health Checks: Blood Sugar, BMI, and Hypertension

Today, the world is grappling with the rise of lifestyle diseases. Disorders like diabetes, obesity, and hypertension are no longer anomalies, they have become prevalent issues that impact millions globally.

These lifestyle diseases, linked intrinsically with our modern way of living, are often preventable with regular health checks and appropriate lifestyle modifications. In this article, we delve into the significance of monitoring three critical health indicators - blood sugar, Body Mass Index (BMI), and blood pressure.

The importance of blood sugar checks

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