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17 Holiday Health Tips

Indulging Without Overindulging
Relax. You won’t gain 10 pounds. It’s a misconception that you’ll need to go up a pant size in January. The average person gains only about a pound during the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. That’s no excuse to eat with abandon, though. (After all, gaining one pound every year can add up in the long run.) But a study published in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology notes that people who had an attitude of forgiveness and self-compassion after one high-calorie setback were less likely to give up and keep bingeing. So if you lose control with a dish of chocolate truffles, don’t think, I’ve blown it. Might as well move on to the eggnog. Just forgive yourself for the truffles.

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Don’t panic when you see grandma’s marshmallow sweet potato casserole or that to-die-for pumpkin pie. Fitness and nutrition experts dish on how you can get back on track after you’ve had one too many portions of well, just about everything during Thanksgiving.

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19 Fall Bucket List Activities That Are Actually Healthy

As summertime comes to an end, we’re looking forward to crisp outdoor runs, feeling cozy in fleece and flannel, and roasting s’mores over the fire. But while it can be easy to get caught up in the gooey chocolate-marshmallow goodness of one of our favorite cool weather treats, there’s a lot more autumn-themed fun you can have that actually boosts your health too.

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10 Tips to Fall Into Fitness

The beginning of fall is like January 1. People make resolutions. Summer is over, and it’s easy to get motivated to get into a routine and take your fitness to the next level. Here’s a list of the 10 workout and nutrition guidelines to ensure you fall into fitness and reach your goals.

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Laughter Truly is the Best Medicine

True stories and jokes about health and the people who make it happen.

Scene: The operating room. I’m reviewing the surgical checklist with the nurses.
Me: We have the surgical equipment, the heart-lung machine, antibiotics, and the replacement heart valve on hand.
Patient: You wait until now to figure this stuff out?
DR MARC GILLINOV, cardiac surgeon, the Cleveland Clinic.

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How to Stay Cool in Sweltering Summer Heat

The grass is always greener on the other side, and that’s especially true when it comes to seasons.

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8 Beauty Tips That Will Also Improve Your Health

Treat yourself right, from the inside out. Here are eight beauty habits that will also boost your health.

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11 Things Healthy People Do Before 10 A.M.

Early birds get the worm. You know how the old adage, but do you know how to put it into practice? Here, experts share what healthy people do before 10 a.m… every single day.

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Why Sunlight Is Actually Good For You

For decades, we have been shying away from the sun, given its ties to skin cancer and premature aging. But a growing body of scientific research suggests that completely shunning sunlight isn’t such a good idea. Here is why you should soak up some sunshine every day:

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Winter-Proof Your Workout

Hibernating isn’t going to burn you any calories. Winter-proof your workout and your waistline with our seasonal survival guide.
Winter Woe: Your body’s chemical switch has flipped to storing more fat.
Fix-it trick: Get your motor running. When University of Colorado researchers studied a group of 12 women and six men in both summer and winter, they discovered that their production of ATLPL, a chemical that promotes fat storage, almost doubled during the winter and dropped during the summer. But you’re not doomed to don fat pants all season, scientists say. Exercise may increase SMLPL, the muscle enzyme that promotes the burning of fat, to offset the pudge-promoting effects of ATLPL. “We found that people who are normally physically active are more protected from weight gain,” says study author Robert E. Eckel, MD. Get in at least 30 minutes of exercise on most days, whether it’s Spinning, snowshoeing, or building a snowman.

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20 Resolutions Diet Experts Want You to Make

Reasonable, purposeful suggestions from nutrition experts that will make a huge impact on your health.
Every New Year’s Eve as the ball drops, you tell yourself that thiswill be the year you’re finally going to shed those pounds. While we give you major props for wanting to lose weight and make a healthy change in your life, the only issue is that resolutions—more often than not—don’t work.

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9 Stay-Healthy Tips for the Holidays

Keep the focus on fun, not food
Most holidays are associated with certain foods. Christmas at your house might not be the same without your aunt’s green been casserole, but that doesn’t mean food has to be the main focus. Instead, throw yourself into the other rituals a holiday brings, whether it’s caroling or tree trimming.

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The Autumn Foods That Will Improve Your Health

As the seasons change so do our tastes in food. Even the healthiest eater will feel less tempted by a salad at this time of year.

But just because we crave different dishes as the weather turns colder does not mean they have to be unhealthy.

In fact much of the produce traditionally harvested at this time of year is incredibly good for our health. Did you know, for example, that pumpkins and squashes can protect against cancer and mushrooms can ward off colds, flu, heart attacks and strokes?

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Experts estimate the average American can consume thousands of calories at Thanksgiving dinner. Here’s how to approach the holiday like a nutrition pro.

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Quiz: How safe is your food?

Most food-related illnesses are due to careless food preparation at home. Test yourself with our quiz’and take your family’s food safety into your own hands

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Summer Travelers: Are Your Immunizations Current?

Nothing spoils a trip faster than getting sick. And a good way to protect yourself is by getting certain vaccinations before you leave home.

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What’s your UV IQ?

The skin is the body’s largest organ. It protects against heat, sunlight, injury, and infection.Yet, some of us don’t consider the necessity of protecting our skin

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How to lose belly fat

The secret to losing fat is actually no secret at all. What it comes down to is this: Clean, balanced eating, consistent workouts and regular, restorative sleep.

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National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, designated in 1983 by the President’s Council on Fitness to promote healthy lifestyles

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From Neti pots to spicy food, natural ways to ease congestion and fight allergy symptoms.

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30 Simple Health Tips to Try Each Day of March

Unlike “National Pancake Month” or “National Whipped Cream Month,” National Nutrition Month is a yearly occasion that you can and should celebrate for 30 days straight.

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February is National Heart Month: How Healthy is Yours?

Aside from celebrating it by giving your loved one heart-shaped chocolates, what are you doing to protect your ticker?

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10 Great Tips for Keeping Your Resolutions This Year

The start of a new year is the perfect time to turn a new page, which is probably why so many people create New Year’s Resolutions. A new year often feels like a fresh start,

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10 Ways to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

Whether you’re at the mall, at a party, or on a train or plane, you can stop yourself from getting sick and out of shape. Learn the easy ways to stay well all season long.

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7 Money-Saving, Stress-Less Holiday Shopping Tips


Shopping Survival Tricks

The leftover turkey is wrapped up and stowed in your refrigerator, the Thanksgiving pies have been devoured, and you’re ready for a long vacation.

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