Our family comes first above all every other need. This is a prevalent thought in the US, as genetic diseases are common, and family members tend to care for each other more.
Hereditary diseases are relatively common in the US. For example, sickle cell disease, a genetic disease that leads to chronic anemia, affects more than 100,000 Americans every year. A number that is much higher when compared to other countries. However, genetics also play a significant role in physical weight and vulnerability to other diseases. For example, obesity rates are much higher in the US because of hereditary influences. Obesity has been known to be connected to many diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and more.
With all of these things being said, family care is becoming ever more critical to protect our children from diseases. Although there is still a chance for some of these diseases to develop over time, you can still prevent them or stop them from becoming much worse in the future. Here are some ways to improve your family’s overall health.
Let’s start with something that is common but often overlooked: healthcare. Despite being widely available in the US, the number of people and families that are medically uninsured is rising. This is attributed to the growing number of freelancers and the rise in the premium prices of every insurance plan. However, this doesn’t mean that you don’t get your family the healthcare they need. Prevention has always been better than cure, and family medical insurance is important if you want access to need healthcare for your family.
If you can’t afford medical insurance for your family, maybe it’s better to have an overall visit once a year. It’s good to visit a medical clinic that specializes in family care once a year. But, you might ask, what’s the difference between such a clinic to other clinics? These kinds of clinics can keep track of family members as opposed to just an individual. Furthermore, it can keep track of genetic influences and other health factors related to family health. Additionally, since the care includes your family, it can be much cheaper as well.
Exercise With Your Family
The next thing you should consider is to go out on exercises with your family. Exercise is one way you can control hereditary factors that may lead to disease, and it’s also a fun activity with your family!
Before going out on an exercise, you must develop a habit out of it. Then, create a schedule when you should go out and exercise and stick by it. Fifteen-minute exercises every day can also make a big difference. It doesn’t have to be intensive exercises either. Simple light exercises such as walking and jogging will do.
As stated earlier, prevention is better than cure, and exercise is one of the best preventions we have regarding genetic diseases. In addition, it’s a simple activity that costs no money at all. So make sure you take advantage of it whenever you can.
Stock Your Refrigerator With Healthy Foods
Every day we rely on what’s our fridge to sustain us because of the pandemic. However, if the foods inside our fridge are unhealthy, it can only have detrimental effects on our family.
Purchasing healthy foods can certainly make a difference in how we perform every day. The healthier the food, the more efficient we are with our tasks. Furthermore, what we eat affects all kinds of genetic diseases such as diabetes, so eating foods that can prevent diabetes, such as salmon, avocados, and beans, can certainly make a difference later in our lives. But stocking up on food isn’t enough. Since we have individuals who can’t cook in our families (like our children), we must make food making a fun activity for them. It’s one way we can teach them to eat healthily.
We are indeed busier than ever despite the pandemic. In some instances, it seems that ordering fast food might be the best choice for our families. Although it’s not certainly bad to eat take-out once or twice a week, it’s much better to have homemade food to share with our family.
Meal preparation can be done a week in advance to prepare for your family’s food for the days to come. Some families do this on Sundays when they have the most time. The more people you have who can help, the faster you can finish your meal prep. You can cook healthy meals that only need to be reheated when you need to eat them. Salads are a healthy option as well. The best part about meal prep is that it can be fun!
You can help your family avoid all kinds of hereditary diseases. If your family has been known to have a hereditary disease, then we suggest you implement these tips as much as possible. It will make a difference in avoiding it in the future.