Holidays have gotten a bad reputation over the years from health professionals, often known as the time where we all collectively forget about exercise, calories and moderation. Well, it seems that the winds of momentum are shifting in favor of a more health-conscious holiday season in 2016. So, what can you do to be healthier this year? The answer lies in intentional moderation. Here are three ways you can be healthier this holiday season: 1) Eat Well Whether you eat holiday meals at home, with friends or at a huge family reunion, work with whoever is cooking to offer healthier options for those who may desire them. Read on →

Although it’s much easier said than done, all of us should try to eliminate or at least limit the stress in our lives. Stress often can’t change the outcome of a given situation, and actually can negatively affect our health. In addition to simply dampening an otherwise great day, needless stress can often come with serious health issues, not the least of those being obesity, heart disease, diabetes and depression. So what can you do to help lessen your daily stress? Read on →

With fall in full force, most people are beginning to make plans to travel for the holidays. Whether you’re going back home, taking the kids on a trip on their school break or simply want to get away from the cold weather, travel this time of year has a lot of benefits. However, travel isn’t a reason to give up on your healthy lifestyle. Although travel can make it difficult to stick with your regular routine, it’s indeed possible to keep up the good work when it comes to your health. Read on →

We’ve all heard it thousands of times, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Whether or not you subscribe to the age-old adage, the truth is that a healthy breakfast can set your day on an incredible track toward health and productivity. So what exactly does a healthy breakfast consist of? What are some health-conscious options that are a great substitute for the pop tarts and sugary cereals of our childhood? Read on →

There are few setbacks that can cause as much inconvenience as a broken leg. Although a broken arm can impede life to a certain degree, a broken leg often immobilizes us. So what should you do if your leg breaks—how can you recover from it effectively? Well, the physicians at AFC Urgent Care / Family Care have a few tips for your recovery. Here are three ways to recover from a broken leg: 1) Seek Medical Attention Broken legs are tough, but leaving them untended actually makes it worse. Read on →

Summer is beginning to wind down. Weather will begin to become more enjoyable, the nights will grow longer and the leaves will begin to fall. In a lot of ways, fall is a transition from summer to winter, but it also comes with unique activities. So what activities can you jump into that also produce incredible health results? Well, the truth is that there are a plethora to choose from, so we’ve listed three of our favorites. Read on →

There are countless ways to get healthy, but one incredible way to do so doesn’t even require a gym membership! Now, you may ask, what exercise could not require a gym membership but still be a healthy way to get into better shape? Here’s a hint—it’s not running, swimming or biking; in fact, it’s something much easier than any of those three. We’re talking about walking! Here are three reasons you should walk: 1) Ease No gym needed, and walking is often a very convenient way to travel from place to place. Read on →

When we are faced with having to change our diets, we often jump to conclusions and assume that all of our snacking habits have to die immediately. While many snacks are unhealthy and dangerous to our lifestyle, there are many more that should be encouraged. So, what types of snacks should you make part of your routine? There are a wide variety! No matter the snack, however, make sure to check your portions and eating schedule. Read on →

Exercise comes with an incredibly large pool of benefits, such as prolonged life, disease prevention, and weight control, but that doesn’t mean that the idea of breaking a sweat and sacrificing time out of your day is always appealing. So, what do you do if you’ve decided to live a healthy lifestyle, but you have a spouse who is, shall we say, reluctant? How can you convince your loved one to get on board with your idea and join you on the journey to fitness? Read on →

Some things are a staple of childhood: The first time you hit a home run in your little league game, the smell of a new book when you flip through the pages, the laughter of friends at a sleepover; unfortunately, it seems that broken bones are also something that many children run across in their lives. So, if your child has broken their bone, what is the next step? Sure, you should bring them into your local AFC for treatment, but what steps can you take at home to aid them in the meantime ? Read on →