This would be the first time since I started remembering stuff that I've had one of those. Typical guy behaviour, I guess. Girls get general check ups every three months, guys every three decades.
- Blood pressure + "resting" heart rate:
My BP came in at 121/57. I'm quite happy with this. I've had an interesting history with my BP. The tendency has been for systolic to be high (135-145mmHG being the most common readings, and I've seen it get into the 160's back when I was a gym employee) and diastolic to be low (60-75mmHG being common for me, although when I got my systolic up to 160, my diastolic crept into the 90's).
A healthy BP is about 120/80. If it's particularly low, there is more than one explanation for that, but it could be a sign that there's not much blood in the arteries to put any pressure against the vessel walls. If it's particularly high, it can be a sign of all sorts of problems, such as hardening of the arterial walls. This can be a snowballing issue, because the higher the BP, the more likely the arterial walls are to become inflamed, which will in turn promote higher BP...bad cycle. So naturally I like not being in on that cycle.
My "resting" HR was something like 75BPM (I can't remember exactly what it was...maybe 174 or 176). Most people want their RHR to be around 60-80BPM. Higher than that is probably bad news. Lower than that in a sedentary or only lightly active person is probably bad news (you may not be circulating enough blood), but for an endurance athlete a lower RHR can be a sign of good cardiovascular conditioning.
- Something involving a stethoscope and my lungs:
I don't know what exactly doctors are listening for when they tell you to lift up your shirt and put their stethoscope here, there and everywhere. Obviously, something related to the thoracic cavity. There are some mildly important body-parts in there. Whatever the case, the doctor said all was good.
- Something involving my stomach:
Again, I don't know exactly what things the doctors are looking out for here, but all was good, apparently.
I weighed in at 71.5kg. This was after breakfast and with stuff like my phone and my wallet in my pocket. On an empty stomach, standing on the scales whilst naked after having thoroughly alleviated my bowels, I'd be about 2kg lighter than that (my last home weigh-in, on the 11th, was 69.2kg). My height was 172.5cm, which means I'm 1cm taller than I thought. Either there's been some errors in measuring, or my posture's improving (only thing that would make someone my age taller other than surgery).
That gave me a BMI of 24. Good news, I'm getting closer to being technically overweight. I look forward to one day being technically overweight, but with visible abs.