As we enter Family Wellness Month, it is a great reminder that now is a good time to refocus our goals on our family’s health as a whole.

Especially with summer just around the corner, no one wants to have a family member stuck at home and sick when there’s fun to be had. That’s why it’s especially important for your family to establish healthy habits—and our team at AFC Urgent Care TN wants to share some insight on the topic.

How Can I Protect My Family From Sickness?

Although the winter months might be behind us, that doesn’t mean that we can start slacking on our healthy habits. Illness is a factor year-round, and living a healthy lifestyle can help boost the immune system and keep the entire family healthy.

Washing hands regularly is obviously one more important step, but there are other ways to help fend off illness and promote good health.

How to Keep Your Family Safe From Sickness

  • Get enough sleep.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Make sure vaccinations are up-to-date.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Consume a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and veggies.

How Can I Make Eating Healthy Cheaper on My Budget?

A healthy diet is a key part of a healthy lifestyle. But it’s often said that eating healthy is expensive.

And it can be at times. But you can also seek out fresh fruits and veggies at local farmers markets and even plant a garden of your own to cut down on costs.

Easy Vegetables for First-Time Gardeners

  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Carrots
  • Radishes
  • Green beans
  • Zucchini

Are you looking to improve your family’s health habits? Step 1: Visit one of our AFC Urgent Care TN centers today for a checkup!