It is obvious to at least get an annual checkup from your doctor to monitor for any telltale signs of serious health problems in the making. However, there are some other health issues that can go unresolved for a lifetime that are not always a sign of or cause of something life-threatening. They can go untreated and just lower your quality of life unnecessarily as there are often simple ways to correct them.

Dental Issues

If you have a beautiful smile with no cavities or other problems with your teeth, then you are in a minority. Even the famous actors with stunning smiles get work done on their teeth. You can have an equally radiant smile if you follow a treatment plan recommended by a dental professional. There are so many options for getting a bright and beautiful smile free of problems that they cannot all be addressed here. It depends on your situation, but you may be a candidate for anything from adult braces to dental implants. Keep in mind that modern dentistry is not painful, and there are even options to be sedated while treatment is being performed.

Hearing Loss

It is common for adults to experience some hearing loss as the years go by. One in six Australians have hearing loss. Working in noisy environments or other conditions can lead to significant hearing loss over the years. You may only be experiencing having difficulty understanding speech in noisy distracting environments. Do you find yourself focusing intently on the speaker to correspond the sounds with their lip movements? There are plenty of hearing loss sufferers who are using rudimentary lip-reading skills in conversations. Maybe you cannot hear the television or are constantly asking people to repeat themselves. Hearservice, a Melbourne hearing product and Service Company, says, "There are many different types and levels of hearing loss, so it's important to be fitted with the right kind of device to suit your particular situation." This is one area that can be treated to success within days.

Dietary Changes

Obesity rates in Australia have been on the rise since the 1970s. If you are like millions of other people, your doctor has probably told you to change some things about your diet. The problem is that they never give any practical advice as to how to do it. Whether you need to cut back on caffeine, alcohol, fat, sweets, red meat or even eat more fruits and vegetables, avoid the all-or-nothing approach. Instead, set goals to improve your food choices and portion sizes over time. It would help if you keep a written record, but you can mentally do it to make it even easier. The goal is to simply cut back on the things you are supposed to cut back on and to substitute more of the things you are supposed to eat more of. The landscape of your dinner plate should change over the next few months. Take a before picture with your mobile, and then track your progress over the weeks ahead. Typically, this will show up as less of the bad and more of the good with each meal picture without following any formal diet plan at all.

Keep Moving

Taking note of the American phrase, "Sitting is the New Smoking," it is important to see how it correlates with Australian life. Up to 85 percent of jobs in the United States involve sitting at a desk. In Australia, jobs that require sitting have been found to involve an average of 6.3 hours being seated every work day. Evidence is developing that indicates sitting too long leads to diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, even in otherwise active people. Getting up and moving more helps counter the time spent sitting, and it is another little thing you can do to keep your health in check.

Life pulls you in all directions. You have family to take care of, a job to be responsible at, a boss to answer to and so much more. However, keep in mind that you are only able to keep up as long as your body holds out. This is why it is imperative to take time now to bring any potential health issues under control. Fix the easy things first to encourage yourself to bring the rest in line with your goals for healthy living.

Author's Bio: 

Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from West Jordan, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog, Max. Kara is the youngest of four. She has two hilarious brothers and one beautiful sister. She also is the aunt of 4 crazy little girls that she loves more than anything!! Kara is not yet able to be a mom, but she loves being around kids, and being like a second mom to her nieces. She dreams of the day that she can start her own little family.