Say goodbye to winter by soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the warm spring air.
This is the best time to get a fresh start by creating healthy habits that will last throughout the year. Take charge of your health by trying these simple tips for a healthier spring.
1. Get a Physical Examination
Being informed about your health is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Getting a yearly physical exam can provide vital insights like blood pressure, heart rate, breathing rate, temperature, and weight. A comprehensive physical exam can provide a great general overview of your current health status.
2. Check Blood Work
Getting your blood tested can reveal important information about your internal health. Early detection of certain diseases and health conditions can greatly improve health outcomes. According to Douglas Steele, MSN, RN, Director of Medical Care Services, “Yearly blood panels can detect certain markers of diseases and health conditions like diabetes, HIV, anemia, cancer, and coronary heart disease which may not be apparent during a physical exam.”
3. Get Vaccinated
Protect yourself and others by getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccinations help prevent disease and save lives.
4. Manage Stress
Stress has been shown to impact physical and/or behavioral health. If you feel stressed out or overwhelmed, make sure to give yourself a break and find healthy ways of managing stress. Some of the best ways to manage stress are to find support, connect socially, and get plenty of sleep.
5. Start Exercising
Spring is a great time to enjoy the outdoors and get your daily exercise. Exercising regularly is a key strategy to preventing obesity and heart disease. Prioritizing daily physical activity can help support your immune system and improve mental health.
6. Stay Hydrated
It can be easy to forget to stay hydrated when you’re having fun in the sun. Remember to drink plenty of water, and to limit or observe moderate alcohol consumption. It is recommended that the average adult drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily.
7. Prioritize Your Behavioral Health
Many people struggle with feelings of sadness and depression. While these feelings can sometimes go away on their own, it’s important to seek support from friends, family, or licensed behavioral health professionals. Maintaining positive behavioral health is beneficial to your overall wellbeing.
Take charge of your health this spring by visiting your local Care Resource health center today! Regardless of your legal status, ability to pay, gender, or age, Care Resource makes high-quality health care available to everyone. Our medical services include routine adult and pediatric health maintenance visits, dentistry, neurology and podiatry, physical examinations, immunizations, wellness screenings, nutrition consultations, chronic disease management, and more.
About Care Resource
Care Resource is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with four (4) locations located in Midtown Miami, Little Havana, Miami Beach, and Fort Lauderdale. We provide compassionate, competent, and committed healthcare and support services to address the full health care needs of our pediatric, adolescent, and adult populations.