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Are you as healthy as you think?


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By Markham Held for Prevention.com

Prevention

Just how healthy are you really? While the headlines bemoan the country’s escalating obesity and diabetes rates, a surprising 77% of Americans age 50 to 65 believe themselves to be in good or excellent health, finds a recent poll from Liberty Life Insurance Company.

The same poll revealed less than half of the respondents exercised three times a week. Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends adults get 2.5 hours of exercise a week, including at least two muscle-building activities like lifting weights or swimming.

That disconnect begs the question: Are you as healthy as you think? Look for clues with these simple at-home health checks—any one of which could reveal a potentially serious health issue to bring up with your doctor.

Keep reading for six DIY health checks…

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