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Give Your Health a Boost This Fall

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Give Your Health a Boost This Fall

Why Fall is the Ideal Time to Focus on Wellness

As autumn weather settles in, many of us begin to focus on our health. We start to think about all the things we should have done over the summer to stay healthy and all we need to do now to prepare for winter. But there's no need to panic! You can take plenty of simple steps to boost your health this autumn. Here are a few of our top choices from the health experts at Antelope Valley Medical Center:

Revamp Your Lifestyle

One of the best things you can do for your health is to prevent problems before they start. That means eating a healthy diet, quitting smoking, limiting alcohol consumption, and getting regular exercise. Studies also show that eating well and moving often can boost your immune system against common seasonal illnesses like the flu. But being sure to wash your hands and brushing up on your hygiene doesn't hurt, either!

Schedule Preventative Checkups & Screenings

With the back-to-school season underway, autumn is the perfect time to schedule your annual wellness visit. However, it's also important to be aware of any health problems in your family and take steps to prevent them. This may mean additional vaccinations or screenings such as prostate exams or mammograms.

Consider Elective Surgical Options

Elective surgeries range from hip replacement to bariatric surgery — and fall is a great chance to revisit your health and learn more about your options.

In the Antelope Valley, 30% of adults are obese, and 37% are considered overweight—higher than all of Los Angeles County. If you've been thinking about trying weight loss surgery, this is also an excellent time to talk to your doctor about your options and if you're an ideal candidate.

Focus on Your Mental Health

Finally, don't forget to take some time for yourself this autumn! This time of year is full of seasonal changes, which can affect all of us from time to time. However, our mental health is directly linked to our physical health. Make sure you get enough sleep, seek support, and find ways to relax and de-stress. Being mindful of your mental health will help you feel good all autumn and can serve as a ripple effect to improve other areas of your health!

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As the only full-service acute-care hospital in Antelope Valley, Antelope Valley Medical Center is proud to deliver exceptional medical care to the community we serve. Our knowledgeable staff is dedicated to providing our patients compassionate care and medical excellence.

Call (661) 949-5000 or learn more about our service offerings at AVMC by visiting us online.