High school or college students are often required by their institutions to get certain vaccinations or physical exams. Woodlands Primary Care Associates provides those services, as well as doing all they necessary paperwork.
Although the summer holidays are around the corner, these physicals aren’t just for the back-to-school season. Frequently, summer camps and sport programs require physicals as well. Physicals can help ensure that the student is healthy and physically prepared to participate in the activities. During the exam, we will also review the student’s complete health history and make sure that he or she is up-to-date with current immunization recommendations for his or her age.
Physical Fitness Month
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month: a great time to renew your commitment to a healthy, active lifestyle. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activities Among Youth, youth need 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day where they live, learn, and play.
In addition to physical health benefits, regular activity provides cognitive health benefits as well. Research shows that when children are physically active, they achieve higher grades, record better attendance, and their behavior improves. Put simply, active kids do better. Read the rest of the statement by the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.
To make an appointment for a school physical, call Woodlands PCA at 281-528-4100.