Family Choice Urgent Care proudly supports great causes, especially during the holidays! This holiday season, we’re collecting toys for the Marine Corps annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive. Over the years, the Marine Corps has strived to give a toy to every child in need over the holiday season. And we want to help. Drop-off an unwrapped toy at our clinic, Exit 138 off the 97 parkway, in the Market of Choice shopping complex. Receive a free flu vaccination with equal purchase. Grab a toy and a friend and come on in. Let’s work to keep you healthy this winter. ‘Tis the season of giving and the flu!
Holiday meals, with turkey, ham, and all the fixings, can turn the dining room table into a high-fat smorgasbord. The typical holiday meal is laden with fat: gravies made with meat dripping, mounds of creamy mashed potatoes, your favorite pies, etc. As tasty as they are, these feasts will clog your arteries.
In fact, American adults usually gain one to two pounds each year, including slightly less than one pound during the holidays alone. That gradual weight, year after year, can raise your risk of serious health problems, such as diabetes, arthritis, and cardiovascular disease. Studies also show that fats – especially those found in fatty meats and cheeses, vegetable shortening, and margarine – are formidable contributors to heart disease.
A traditional holiday dinner of turkey, stuffing, other dishes, and desserts can exceed 2,500 calories and 130 grams of fat. That’s just for one meal. This is more calories and fat than you should consume in one day.
But good news, there are ways to de-fat holiday meals and keep your arteries and your taste buds happy.
After that meal, head out for a nice walk on the beautiful Deschutes River Trail.
Family Choice Urgent Care is open 364 days per year to take care of you. Now with an in-house pharmacy to provide you a convenient one-stop shop. For additional information, call 541-213-2133 or visit www.familychoiceuc.com.