3 Ways to Have a Healthier Thanksgiving

November 8, 2022

Thanksgiving is one of the most anticipated holidays of the year. As we get ready to reunite with our extended families, friends, and the community, Thanksgiving provides a lot of opportunities to have fun! Throughout all of the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving, make sure to prioritize your family’s health and wellness as well. It’s important not to skip breakfast, stay active throughout the day, and get your flu shot before Thanksgiving day. Continue reading to learn more about these tips for a healthier Thanksgiving, and plan a visit to AFC Urgent Care Waltham for quality family care on a walk-in basis.

Don’t Skip Breakfast

Thanksgiving is a very food-forward holiday, as many of us are preparing to gather with friends and family to enjoy a large meal. With a big dinner in mind, you may feel inclined to skip breakfast in the morning. Start your Thanksgiving with a healthy breakfast that’s rich in vitamins and nutrients from foods like dairy, grains, and fruits. It’s proven that those who consume healthy breakfasts every morning tend to have better overall health. Breakfast can jumpstart your metabolism, not only giving you the necessary energy for the holiday season, but also regulating your calorie intake throughout the day.

Start an Active Family Tradition

Thanksgiving can actually be a great time for your family to incorporate some movement in a fun way. By adding a new physically active tradition to your holiday, you and your family can improve your health and wellness. At the end of your meal, try taking a  walk around your neighborhood to decompress from the busy day! Additionally, families can participate in local turkey trots or play a game of flag football in the yard.

Plan out your activities and make them a fun thing for your whole family. When everyone is getting active and playing games, it’s easier to digest a big meal and build memories that can become a tradition for years to come.

Urgent Care Contributes to Your Health and Wellness

At AFC Urgent Care Waltham, your family’s health is our top priority. Your health habits are essential to establishing long-term healthcare. Visiting the team of medical providers at AFC Waltham is a great step towards making more informed choices for your family.

AFC Waltham provides a variety of services that support your health, including:

  • Physical exams
  • Vaccinations, including flu shots
  • Preventive care screenings
  • Lab tests including blood work
  • Diagnostic exams for illnesses
  • Walk-in clinic access so you can meet with an urgent care staff member and learn more about recommended diet, exercise and other ways to stay healthy this Thanksgiving.

Before Thanksgiving, bring your whole family to the walk-in clinic at AFC Urgent Care Waltham. The clinic is open every day of the week. We accept most insurances and offer low costs for our self-pay patients. Visit our urgent care center with no appointment necessary. If you have any additional questions about Thanksgiving health, or other urgent care services we provide, please call us directly at (781) 894-6900.

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