Football season is about to kick off, and your Sports Medicine experts at Overland Park Regional Medical Center encourage you to get out of the house and toss the pigskin with friends and family. Playing two-hand-touch football in the backyard is a great way to avoid sitting in front of the TV for long stretches of time and create lasting memories.

Here are some other ways to enjoy football season responsibly

  • Don’t get sacked by poor eating habits during game day. Replace those chips with some healthy vegetables.
  • Don’t get penalized for drinking and driving. Always sober up before getting behind the wheel.
  • Ditch the burger and brats and go for a grilled chicken sandwich instead.
  • Keep things in perspective, especially when the game is on the line. Your blood pressure will thank you. 

Don’t miss out on the big game of life! Your primary care physician serves as a coach for your wellbeing, guarding you from a lineup of linebacker-sized illnesses. They also serve as coordinators who can refer you to a specialist if you have any changes in your health.

Annual check-ups help detect health problems and prevent future complications, which is why it is so important not to skip them. Let us help you find a doctor.

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