HealthCorps wishes you and your circle of family and friends a very special holiday. Remember that a family gathering is a great time to discuss family health. Take the time to draw a “family health tree.” Include parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles as you construct a tree on paper or on the computer that identifies any health issues prevalent in the family.
This kind of project can help you to focus on risks you may have for certain health issues. Once you identify specific health conditions that are prevalent in the family tree, you can schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss appropriate health screenings. You may also be inspired to shift some of your current lifestyle habits to offset any family health concerns. Younger family members can become inspired to change certain behaviors because of the awareness a family health tree provides. This project can help you and your family members enjoy a healthier New Year in 2013!!