Between the ages of 45-49 years is when, statistically, you have a good chance of showing signs of the development of any chronic diseases that are going to have a significant impact on your health and well being later in life. At this early stage, your GP may be able to make recommendations that, if adhered to, can help ensure you avoid many of the health problems later in life.
For people who display risk factors for developing chronic disease, a 45-49 year old health check is even more important. Some risk factors that may lead to the development of chronic illness include: