Time to spring clean your families health
Springtime is well on its way and it may be a good idea to do a spring cleaning of your families health and wellness. Here are a few steps you can take to assess your families health and make some improvements.
Get a physical examination done for each member of your family. There are so many undetected health issues a doctor can discover from a physical examination. Your doctor will do a full body visual exam to look for any deformities or problems you may not have noticed. The visual exam will include your eyes, ears, throat, head, abdominal region and nervous system. Your doctor will also check your vital signs like your blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory functions. Your doctor may also request blood work to ensure everything else is healthy as well. Your convenient care doctor at the local family medicine and occupational health services centre can ensure your exam is done in full and report back to you as needed.
Ensure immunizations are all up to date and check to see if you are missing any other shots that can be included. There are different types of vaccines created each year and some of them may be relevant to your family. It is a good idea to get your annual flu shot as well especially if you are near young children, the elderly, or others at risk. Most vaccines can be done at family medicine and occupational health services centres.
Take a look at your families diet this spring. It may be time to perform a spring cleaning of all the foods your eating. If you find yourself feeding your kids and yourself lots of prepackaged or processed foods it might be a good idea to give your diet an overhaul. Try to add more fresh cut fruits and vegetables to your snacks and meals throughout the day. Diminish the fast food restaurants from your life by packing your own lunches. There are very little to no healthy options at fast food locations and they will wind up costing you more money in the end.
By maintaining your health you can avoid suffering from unexpected ailments and illnesses. The last thing you want to do is suffer from stomach pains, sore throats, difficulty breathing or chest pains with no reason as to why. By getting an examination and maintaining your health you can avoid getting sick or know what is wrong in your body causing these pains. By being prepared and informed from local family medicine and occupational health services you can avoid being blind sided by health issues. Nearly 30% of U.S. patients reported in 2016 they had gone to an urgent care center in the past two years. Don’t be another statistic, spring clean your health!