Find out more about our upcoming community health fair!
by Jennifer Nicholas
In order to stay healthy and therefore live a long and happy life, you must take preventative healthcare measures. Preventative health care consists of any medical service that helps you avoid serious health problems or emergencies. Unfortunately, millions of people die each year from preventable illnesses. For example, heart disease and strokes have been the main causes of death worldwide for the past 15 years. The fact that these deaths could have easily been prevented with better health care measures proves that preventative health care is vital in order to keep your body healthy. Due to preventable health care being such an important issue, Children Beyond Our Borders Inc. will be hosting a completely free community health fair in Alachua County on January 20th, 2018.
There are many different ways for you to take preventative healthcare measures. To begin, you should visit your health care provider at least once a year for an annual checkup, even if you believe that you are healthy. During your checkup, you will be screened for diseases, told about diseases that you may be susceptible to in the future, and have all your vaccinations updated. All of the previously mentioned services are a crucial part of lowering your risk for serious health problems and diseases, which is why free physical exams and basic consultations will be provided at CBOB’s upcoming community health fair. In addition, your health care provider will be able to give you advice on preventative healthcare measures that would best suit you. If you are educated about the proper preventative healthcare measures you need to be taking, you will be able to live a healthier lifestyle and be one step ahead in preventing disease.
Along with having annual checkups, you must also engage in healthy habits. Good nutrition and exercising regularly are two main components to living a healthy lifestyle. By eating healthy, you are giving your body the essential nutrients it needs to remain healthy, so it can defend itself against diseases. To promote wellness and a healthy lifestyle, CBOB will be providing healthy snacks at the community health fair. In addition to good nutrition, regularly exercising is also a facet of a healthy lifestyle because you are decreasing your risk of serious health issues, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and the chances of having a stroke. There will be interactive games and a Zumba class at the health fair in order for you to have fun while you are exercising and to get your heart rate going!
Here at CBOB, we believe preventative healthcare is extremely important. This is why we host our health fairs. Our next health fair will be taking place in Alachua County on January 20th, 2018 from 1-5 PM. The community health fair is open to anyone, but is aimed at helping underprivileged families who struggle to afford healthcare. The health fair will be located at: 13719 NW 146 Ave Alachua, FL 32615.