We are family! And from our family to yours, our team at AFC Urgent Care North Carolina wants to offer you tips on how you can start getting healthier as a family.

What Is the Importance of a Family Health History?

Have you ever had a talk with your family about health history? Or has it been awhile since the conversation has come up? With the holiday season approaching and family festivities gearing up, it might be beneficial to consider making this a topic of discussion sometime soon.

While it is important for all of us to make our health a priority, it’s especially important to know and have a good understanding about any health conditions that you’re at a higher risk of. That way you can make lifestyle choices with these diseases in mind.

Diseases That Run in Families

  • Heart disease
  • Breast cancer
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Colon cancer

What Are the Benefits of Eating Together as a Family?

There are both physical and mental benefits that come from eating together as a family. For starters, children who eat with their family on a regular basis are more likely to consume meals that are filled with fruits and vegetables.

In addition, eating together as a family can strengthen your bond and help children to feel more secure. As a result, children can benefit from an increased self-esteem and lower risk of depression.

Ways to Be Healthy as a Family

  • Start the day with a healthy breakfast.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Have a family bedtime.
  • Schedule at least three days a week of family physical activity.
  • Eat dinner together most nights of the week.

Our goal is to care for the health needs of the entire family. Know a physician who’d be interested in joining our team? Visit AFC Urgent Care North Carolina for the details.