With increased daylight hours, warmer weather, new blooms, and an overall sense of newness, Spring is a favorite season for millions of Americans, and for good reason. The very definition of Spring means growth and if one of your goals is to become healthier this is a great season to start! Need some inspiration? Here are some tips from the Centers for Disease Control to try today!
Move More, Sit Less
Get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week, plus muscle-strengthening activities at least 2 days a week.
Eat a Healthy Diet
Make healthy food choices like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and low-fat dairy products.
Rethink Your Drink
Substitute water for sugary or alcoholic drinks to reduce calories and stay safe.
Get Enough Sleep
Adults need at least 7 hours of sleep at night. Kids 6-12 need 9-12
hours of sleep a night. Teens 13-18 need 8-10 hours of sleep a night.
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Be Sun Safe
Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses, and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 15.
Get Your Checkups
Visit your doctor regularly for preventive services like cancer and diabetes screenings.
Learn Your Health History
Talk to your family and your doctor about your family health history.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can not only decrease your risk of many diseases but prevent them in the first place! The physicians and staff at Bay Area Family Physicians appreciate the opportunity to provide your medical services. We want to strengthen communication between our office and you, our patients. As specialists in Family Medicine, we focus on primary care needs for patients of all ages – from newborns to the elderly.