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Don’t wait till the new year!

Don’t wait till the new year!

Why wait for the new year to ensure you are getting the right amount of activity? The Holidays are here – and so are all those extra tempting sweets. By committing to fit in just 2.5 hours a week of  exercise –  you can reduce your stress, make huge strides towards your overall health and you might be able to take that extra cookie without having to loosen your belt by the new year!

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Get your sleep!

Get your sleep!

South Tabor Family Physicians want to remind everyone how important it is to your health to get good sleep. “Insufficient sleep is linked to an increased risk for the development of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Good sleep habits (sometimes referred to as “sleep hygiene”) can help you get a good night’s sleep.

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It’s time for your flu shot

It’s time for your flu shot

South Tabor Family Physicians encourage everyone to get the flu shot to protect themselves and others from getting sick. The Flu vaccine prevents tens of thousands of hospitalizations each year. There are many myths on this topic and the CDC has a page dedicated to this subject. Select here to read more.  Here is some of that information:

” Do I really need a flu vaccine every year?

Yes. CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for just about everyone 6 months and older, even when the viruses the vaccine protects against have not changed from the previous season. The reason for this is that a person’s immune protection from vaccination declines over time, so an annual vaccination is needed to get the “optimal” or best protection against the flu.

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Join the movement!

Join the movement!

“Healthy for Good is a revolutionary movement to inspire you to create lasting change in your health and your life, one small step at a time. The approach is simple: Eat smart. Add color. Move more. Be well.

You don’t need a guilt trip. We know you know. You want to be Healthy for Good. And we’re here to help. We’ll keep you on track with shareable tips, videos and hacks.”

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Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather!

Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather!

Learn about heat-related illness and how to stay cool and safe in hot weather. Those who are at highest risk include people 65 and older, children younger than two, and people with chronic diseases or mental illness.  Closely monitor people who depend on you for their care and ask these questions:

  • Are they drinking enough water?
  • Do they have access to air conditioning?
  • Do they need help keeping cool?

Find more information at this link from the CDC.

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