Healthy for the Holidays: Kick off the New Year with Healthy Habits!
Happy Holidays! As we look forward to the arrival of 2024, it’s a perfect time to set the stage for a healthy year ahead and plan to start the New Year on the right foot with positive changes, new habits, and achievable goals!
Amidst the hustle and bustle of holiday gift-giving, we can’t forget the most valuable present of all – the gift of good health. The well-being of both you and your family is truly priceless!
Now is a great time to see if you or your loved ones are up-to-date on preventative healthcare. Yearly check-ups, screenings, and vaccinations are key players in staying healthy and lowering your risk of diseases, disabilities, and death.
If you’ve fallen behind on annual physical exams and vaccinations, know that you’re not alone! Many people find it challenging to stay on top of preventative healthcare and may feel embarrassed or guilty about falling behind, but it’s okay! Healthcare providers understand that life gets busy and just want to make sure you are taking care of your health. What matters most is taking action and getting back on track!
- Children, in particular, need regular well-child and dental visits to track their development and find health problems early, when they’re usually easier to treat. There are also many important vaccinations children should receive in early childhood, which are necessary to prevent serious illnesses.
- Adults need annual exams in order to monitor their health, discuss any concerns with their doctor, make sure any health issues are being managed properly, screen for diseases, and ensure they are up-to-date on important vaccinations.
As we head into the New Year, why not make a resolution to put health first for you and your loved ones? Reach out to your doctor or health care provider and schedule an appointment if you or any of the family members you care for are behind on physical exams. With winter illnesses on the rise, it’s also a good idea to ask about any recommended vaccines for you or your family.
Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year!