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How can getting checkups help you stay vital as you age?

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Get Checkups: Chronic problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease don’t appear overnight. Instead, they build up over time and slowly impact your overall health, including your sex life. Starting now, see a doctor regularly to learn where your health stands and how best to avoid a troubling diagnosis.

From: How to Stay Vital as You Age WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 05, 2018

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American Council on Exercise: "Studies Show Exercise Can Improve Your Sex Life."

Harvard Health Publications: “Exercise and aging: Can you walk away from Father Time?” 

Wang, C. , July 2011. Diabetes Care

Hart, C. , Aug. 23, 2011. BJUI

Planned Parenthood: "Smoking and Sexual Health." 

Taylor, A. , July 21, 2011. Age and Aging

Seidman, S. , 2000. Current Psychiatry Reports

Harvard Medical School: “Sleep and Disease Risk."

News release, University of Chicago Medicine.

News release, American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

JAMA Patient Page: "Chronic Stress and the Heart."

Harvard Health Publications: "Excerpted from ." Sexuality at Midlife and Beyond

Cleveland Clinic: "Erectile Dysfunction and Lifestyle Changes: Diet and Exercise."

Cleveland Clinic: "Erectile Dysfunction: Overview."

Smith, S. , March 2007. Psychiatry

Rizvi, K. , 2002. Family Practice

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 05, 2018

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