Paid PostPosted on Nov 22, 20168 Simple Reasons To Go To The Doctor (Even When You’re Healthy)A little check-up can go a long way.by CignaBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Yeah, you try and keep it healthy. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BuzzFeedViolet / Via youtu.be Some 🏃. Maybe a little 🏊. And just the occasional 🍕. But there's something so much more... Rogotanie / Via Getty Images/Stock Preventive care! These are your check-ups, routine screenings, and immunizations*. (It also includes tests for high blood pressure and cholesterol.)*Some preventive care services may not be covered, including most immunizations for travel. Refer to your policy for a complete listing of covered and non-covered services. 1. Annual check-ups can help catch chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes... AndreyPopov / Via iStock / Getty Images ...which could help make it possible to prevent them from becoming life-threatening. 2. It's a chance to talk to a real, medical professional about your health questions. Via iStock / Getty Images 3. You can even take the time to learn more about four health numbers. Courtesy of Cigna Learn more about them here. 4. All of this is great for your health. (And also your wallet.) Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF By learning to take control of numbers like your cholesterol and blood sugar, you may spend less on out-of-pocket health care costs. 5. But Americans only use preventive care services at about half the recommended rate. SolStock / Via iStock / Getty Images 👏 Care 👏 for 👏 yourself. 👏 6. (Even though preventive care is 100%* covered by insurance under the Affordable Care Act.) Courtney Keating / Via iStock / Getty Images 💯! 💯!*Some preventive care services may not be covered, including most immunizations for travel. Refer to your policy for a complete listing of covered and non-covered services. 7. According to the CDC, preventive care could save over 100,000 lives each year. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF maximmmmum / Via iStock / Getty Image Yes...100,000! 8. And for you? Well, it's one more thing you accomplished. Borodatch / Via iStock / Getty Images Need extra convincing? The TV Doctors of America can handle it from here. Learn more at Cigna.com/takecontrol! video-cdn.buzzfeed.com The Cigna name, logo, and other Cigna marks are owned by Cigna Intellectual Property, Inc. © 2016 Cigna.