It’s easy to assume everything is working in your body at optimum levels when you have no pain or physical symptoms telling you otherwise. However, disease can be brewing beneath the surface that you won’t know about until it manifests in pain, discomfort, or illness. Fortunately, many of those beneath-the-surface problems can be discovered by lab work and regular checkups with your doctor.

So if your goal is to be healthy, you will want to monitor your body through those checkups and lab work.