Dream It. Plan It. Do It.
In every aspect of life, it’s important to have goals. Where would your life be without the goals you set for yourself? In preparation for the very busy holiday season ahead of us, our team at AFC Urgent Care Fountain City wants you to take a moment to sit down and evaluate your health goals for the remainder of 2017.
Making the Most of Your Health in 2017
The Calorie Control Council estimates that the average American consumes about 4,500 calories in the Thanksgiving meal. And since the average person needs only between 2,000 and 2,500 calories a day to maintain his or her weight, now is a good time to consider your health goals for the rest of the year and what you’ll need to do to achieve them.
First, to know where you want your health to be in the future, you need to know where your health is currently. An annual wellness checkup is a good place to find that out. Did you know that you can visit our urgent care center without an appointment, seven days a week, to undergo a checkup, complete with blood work? The checkup and blood work can help reveal your cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar levels—and show you what needs to be improved.
Second, a physical wellness check is a great time to talk with your physician about physical activity, especially if it’s been a while since your last workout. Perhaps one of your health goals for this year is to walk in a 5K. During your wellness exam, ask the physician if you are ready for the walk and whether he or she has any tips for preparing your body to participate.
Third, and this is probably one of the most important health goals that many people overlook—set aside ”me time.” While you’re busy doing everything for everyone else, you can forget about someone pretty important—yourself. By setting aside time for yourself, you can ensure you get the rest and relaxation you need for all the other items on your to-do list.
”Me time” doesn’t have to be anything big. It can be something as small as taking 20 minutes for yourself and just sitting, or finally starting to read that book that has been on your nightstand for months and months. It just needs to be an activity that you enjoy and that is relaxing to you.
What’s Happening Around Town?
Now that you have your health goals in check, it’s a great time to take your health out on a ”date” around town. You might want to check out these local events:
- The Fountain City Art Guild Annual Holiday Show will be taking place beginning Nov.10 and will last until Jan. 5, 2018.
- Disney on Ice is a great activity for the whole family to enjoy. Dates to see Mickey Mouse and the whole gang are Nov. 1 through Nov. 5.
- There’s a FREE Family Fun Day on Nov. 11, celebrating Native American Heritage at the McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture.
Has it been a minute since your last wellness visit? Visit AFC Urgent Care Fountain City today for a complete physical examination to ensure your health is where it needs to be, as well as discuss any concerns you may have about your health.