Why is it important to know your Family
Health History? Families have many things in common—including genes,
environment and lifestyle. Knowing your family health history is a key step in
keeping you and your family as healthy as possible—especially when it comes to
Talk about and write down the health problems
that run in your family. At the dinner table, after family devotions, or
family gatherings (lots of family reunions this summer)—share family health
conditions that run in your family.
Tracing the illnesses suffered by your
parents and grandparents can help you take action to keep you and your children
from following the same health course. Enjoy a longer, healthier future by
taking steps early to lessen your risk of developing diseases that run in your
family. While you can’t change genes, you can seek strength from the Lord to
make environment and lifestyle changes needed to prevent the onset of
preventable conditions. Pray and ask God to guide you in your discussions.