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If taking a trip to see the doctor isn’t your thing then this article is just for you. Right now you have the opportunity to take a few easy, but brilliant tests to evaluate your health.

All of them take less than a minute, and they can help you check to see what condition your body’s in. They are quick, easy, and fun tips for good health.

Test 1: The eyes

This test is pretty simple. Take three to five steps back from your monitor (yes, right now). Come on. Get up, get up!
All right, now close one eye and look at this circle:

 

Circle for eye test

 

Determine whether some of the lines appear darker than others. I’ll give you five seconds.

So did any lines appear darker than others? If the answer is yes, then you should visit an optician, because it’s likely you’ve developed astigmatism.

Test 2: Flexibility

To carry out this test, sit on the floor. Stretch your legs out in front of you. Try to touch your feet with the tips of your fingers. I’ll give you ten seconds to perform this exercise, okay?

So was it easy or hard? If you can do this with ease, then your body is in great shape! If it was difficult, then it would be a good idea to take up yoga, pilates, or swimming in order to improve your body’s flexibility and prevent excessive weakening of your joints.

Test 3: The Heart

First, sit calmly for five minutes in silence. Place four fingers on the inner side of your wrist. Find your pulse. Measure it for one minute, counting the number of beats.

For adults and children over 10, 60 to 100 beats per minute is considered normal. More or less may indicate problems with blood pressure. However, don’t try to make a diagnosis yourself – go and see a doctor.

Test 4: Fingers

Pour some cold water into a glass and dip your fingers in it for 30 seconds. If the tips of your fingers turn white or blue, then you have a problem with your blood circulation.

A significant drop in temperature or stress can cause contractions of the blood vessels that supply blood to the fingers, toes, nose, and ears.

As a result these parts of the body lack the right amount of blood and go numb. You should avoid sharp changes in temperature.

Test 5: The Respiratory System

Light a match and stretch the hand holding it out in front of you. Breathe in deeply through your nose and then out through your mouth, trying as you do so to blow out the flame.

How many attempts does it take you to blow out the flame? If it’s several then there’s a possibility you have a weak respiratory system. This could have been caused by smoking, a lack of exercise, or a chronic illness of the airways.

If this is you, it’s probably time to pay your doctor a visit.

Test 6: Fluid Retention

Here’s what you should do: press down on either the upper or underside of your foot with your thumb. Ready? Go!

If there is still an indentation on your foot several seconds after you’ve removed your thumb, then the chances are your body has an issue with fluid retention.

You should reduce the amount of salt in your diet and avoid consuming processed food products.

Test 7: The thyroid

Close your eyes and stretch your arms out in front of you. With palms up, spread your fingers out. Ask someone to place a thin sheet of paper on your hands.

Would you like to give it a try right now? I’ll give you ten seconds.

If the piece of paper begins to tremble along with your fingers, it’s worth going to see an endocrinologist.

Conclusion

Keep in mind that these tests are not in any way the basis for making a diagnosis, as they can be indications of various other illnesses. However, if you did notice any of the above symptoms, you shouldn’t ignore them

See a doctor for a detailed examination straight away. Don’t forget to share this post with those who take care of themselves.