Move over, Sevier County Fair! Now that the fair has come and gone, it’s time to focus on other great events happening in and around our area this fall! To make sure you’re healthy and ready to enjoy all the fall fun, AFC Urgent Care Sevierville would like to offer a few tips.

Protect Your Health This Fall

Who wants to be stuck in bed with an illness when there are so many fun events happening for adults and children? No one!

Here are some tips to help you stay in the best health this fall!

First, make sure you’re washing your hands frequently. By practicing handwashing on a regular basis, you can help eliminate germs and keep sickness at bay. If you don’t have access to soap and water, alcohol-based hand sanitizer will work in a pinch.

Second, be sure you’re getting plenty of sleep. While it may be tempting to stay up late, it’s important to ensure you’re getting the recommended amount of good, quality sleep each night. Doing so helps your body restore and prepare for the next day—and keeps your immune system strong.

In addition, you want to take a break here and there where you can. Between work and school and afterschool activities—and now all the fall festivities—things can get pretty crazy fast. As a result, your stress level might be higher than usual.

And the higher the stress, the less your body is able to fend off sickness. As a result, it’s important to take some time to relax here and there in order to take a breath and recharge your batteries. Don’t overschedule your family during the week and on weekends. This will help you (and your family) stay calm, cool and collected in order to enjoy quality family time this October.

You can also protect your health this fall—and amp up your immune system—by eating a balanced diet that’s filled with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. And wash down your food with plenty of water. The temperatures may be cooling down, but it’s important to stay hydrated year-round.

Halloween Fun Happening Around Town

So now that you know what to do in order to avoid colds and the flu this season, it’s time to tell you about the fun happenings occurring around town!

The following are some spook-tacular events happening in our area this fall for Halloween, including:

Who Is Up for the Dixie Stampede?

AFC Urgent Care Sevierville is proud to be a sponsor of the 2017 “Whoadeo” at Dixie Stampede on Oct. 7. This free, annual event allows children of all ages to experience Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library as it comes to life to help celebrate the joy of reading.

Ready to protect yourself from the flu by getting a flu shot? AFC Urgent Care Sevierville is open seven days a week—and no appointment is necessary!