Healthy Habits for the New Year!
Happy Holidays! With the New Year just around the corner, it’s a good time to think about starting off 2023 on the right foot! The end of the year is a time to think about making positive changes, developing new habits, and setting goals!
Around the holidays we put so much energy into getting the perfect gifts for others. We also may be excited thinking about that present we received that we really wanted! But what about the gift of good health? Your own health and the health of your family is priceless!
If you or your family members are behind on preventative health care, it’s the perfect time of year to make a plan to get caught up! Yearly check-ups, screenings, and vaccinations are all an important part of the big picture of staying healthy and lowering your risk of diseases, disabilities, and death.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have gotten off-track with annual physical exams and vaccinations.
- 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.
We encourage you to make a New Year’s Resolution to prioritize your health and the health of your loved ones! Take a minute to contact your doctor’s office and schedule an appointment if you or any of the family members you care for are past due to having a physical exam.
With many illnesses going around this winter, and many people falling behind on vaccinations, it’s also a good idea to ask your doctor’s office about any vaccines that are important for you or your family members to get.
Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year!
For more information about important vaccines for children and adults visit:
Vaccines for Your Children | CDC