Thanksgiving is almost here, which means a lot of us are preparing to get together with friends and family to share a delicious meal. The holiday is celebrated by many, and offers multiple opportunities for fun and relaxation. However, it is more important than ever to prioritize your family’s health and safety.
Continue reading for some tips to enjoy a healthy Thanksgiving and plan a visit to the walk-in clinic at AFC Urgent Care Aurora Saddle Rock. Our licensed, board-certified medical providers specialize in health and wellness services for the whole family and can help you make sure the holiday season goes off without a hitch.
Be Safe in the Kitchen!
During Thanksgiving, you may find yourself spending more time in the kitchen. Whether you’re in charge of cooking the turkey, or you’re simply snackin on the side dishes, the kitchen is a busy space during the holiday. Unfortunately, the sharp knives and open flames can lead to accidental injuries. Remember to be cautious in the kitchen during Thanksgiving to best avoid any unwarranted injuries. Accidents can happen, and if you’ve been burned or cut, visit AFC Aurora Saddle Rock for comprehensive acute injury care.
Additionally, the kitchen is an important place to practice food safety. Food safety refers to the proper handling and storing of food. Make sure you thaw your turkey correctly and cook it to the appropriate temperature. Food poisoning sickness can happen anywhere, even inside the home.
Get Some Exercise!
When you think of Thanksgiving, you may not be thinking about getting exercise. Afterall, turkey does make you tired. However, it’s important to keep your body moving during the holidays, and Thanksgiving actually offers multiple opportunities to stay active in a fun way. You can participate in your local turkey trot, or simply go for a walk around town with your family. Try incorporating a fun sport into your day, such as ping pong, tennis, football or even throwing around a frisbee. Getting some movement after your big meal is a great way to digest and end the night in a fun way.
Stay Up-To-Date With Vaccines
With the flu season steadily rising, it’s more important than ever to get your flu vaccine! Whether you’re traveling to see family, or having your family visit you, the risk for flu-like symptoms can rise. Getting your annual flu shot is the best and most effective way to prevent influenza from spreading to your loved ones. For younger children or older adults, flu can cause severe symptoms that can lead to potential complications and hospitalization. Getting your flu shot not only protects yourself, but those around you.
Contact AFC Aurora Saddle Rock for Family Care
This Thanksgiving, take advantage of the walk-in family care services at AFC Urgent Care Aurora Saddle Rock. The clinic is open every day of the week, making healthcare accessible to all patients in the area. Prioritize your family’s health this holiday season and come into the urgent care clinic. If you have any additional questions about preventative health services we provide please call us directly at (303) 529-3300.