Friday, March 6, 2020

Health Tips for the WHOLE Family

Being healthy can be easier if the whole family participates! Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks understand this and that's why we have a few health tips that can work for the whole family in this week's blog. It can also be nice to have a family doctor at the Lake of the Ozarks that all your loved ones can depend on and trust. To make an appointment with an experienced primary care provider at the Lake of the Ozarks, call Central Ozarks Medical Center today. All of our providers and their phone numbers can be found on our website at

Health Tips for the WHOLE Family

Make sure the whole family attends their regular health check-ups.
This can be easier to do when everyone goes to the same place. COMC serves everyone from newborns to the elderly. Visiting your doctor periodically for your wellness checkups is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle for your family.

Get your 8 glasses of water in a day!
If you knew how much sugar you consumed just from beverages alone, you might be shocked.

  • You can limit your sugar intake by exchanging one of your and your child's mealtime beverages for water. 
  • Be aware that fruit juice contains extremely high concentrations of sugar, as well - just because your child isn't drinking soda does not necessarily mean that she isn't still consuming large amounts of sugar.

Ask your kids what they think being healthy means.
Ask your children what ideas they have to help the family be healthier as a whole. Encourage them to think outside the box.

Change out unhealthy food items for healthy ones.
For example, you can use ground turkey instead of ground beef in your favorite recipes or:
  • Cauliflower rice for rice
  • Cauliflower pizza crusts instead of flour and dough-based crusts
  • Zucchini noodles for noodles
  • Spaghetti squash instead of spaghetti noodles
...There are many healthier options today. You may even have some fun discovering these healthier items and realize that you may like them more.

Visit local parks for fun outdoor activities!
When the weather is nice, spending time outside provides a great opportunity for little ones to be active and enjoy breathing in the fresh air. Instead of only returning to your usual haunt, try visiting every park in your city (or even some of the surrounding towns). You might find a new favorite!

Family Doctors at the Lake of the Ozarks

All of us here at Central Ozarks Medical Center hope you enjoyed learning about these health tips that can work for the whole family! If you are interested in finding a new doctor for the whole family, consider Central Ozarks Medical Center. We can be reached at the phone numbers listed below and you can also check out our website at for more information on the services we provide. Be sure to follow us on all of our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest announcements.

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