How Can I Make Health a Family Affair?

We all want to do what we can to live a healthier life. However, why should we go at it alone?

During Family Wellness Month this May, our team at AFC Urgent Care Fountain City wants you to consider not just improving your personal health habits, but the health habits of your family as a whole!

Why Does My Family Need to Be Healthy?

While this might sound like a silly question, it is important to address just how important it is for your family to follow healthy habits.

Although grabbing food on the way home through a drive-thru might sound like a better option than cooking dinner after a long day at the office, not exercising and eating poorly can contribute to a number of medical conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.

By following healthy habits, your family has an increased chance of enjoying a long and healthy life without illness.

Benefits of Being Healthy

  • Less chance of sickness
  • Improved mood
  • More energy during the day
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Better quality sleep

How Can My Family Get Started in Following Healthier Habits?

The key to getting healthier as a family is just starting.

While it might seem easy to do, starting is actually the hardest part. Therefore, make it a plan to start following healthier habits as a family—tomorrow! You can make small changes that will have a big impact.

Healthy Habits for Families

  • Add healthier foods into meals.
  • Take at least a 20 minute walk after dinner.
  • Stock kitchen cabinets with healthier snack/food options.
  • Establish a family bedtime.
  • Eat breakfast and dinner as a family most days of the week.

Has it been over a year since your family’s last wellness exam? Stop by AFC Urgent Care Fountain City today! No appointment is necessary.