The Real Toll of Holiday Feasting

Researchers found it takes much longer to lose added holiday weight than to gain it! Studies done in three prosperous countries found Americans gained an average of 0.4% over the Christmas holidays, Germans 0.6%, and the Japanese 0.5%. Over Thanksgiving, Americans put on an additional 0.2%. Actually, Americans continue to gain weight until May, then get…

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Healthy, Happy Holidays

The emergency room is about the only place people can go for  health problems during major holidays, and each holiday presents its own health risks. Take for example:Fights by intoxicated guests as to who will carve the turkey sometimes result in serious injuries.EMTs arrived at one home to find a man lying stabbed on the…

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‘Tis the Season for Irregular Bowels

The holiday season with all the shopping, social gatherings, irregular schedules and meal times, overeating, and the consuption of not-so-healthy holiday foods may bring on seasonal bowel irregularities. A few simple steps can help:Don't slack off on fruits, vegetables and the whole grains.Exercise every day for at least 30 minutes.Drink plenty of water.PositiveTip: For good…

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Make Your Holiday Plans with Your Health in Mind

The holidays are upon us! For most of us this means fun, fellowship and food in abundance. When they are over we will stand on the scales or cinch up the the belt and groan with disappointment. We have put on a pound or two or more!Many people plan to eat and live healthier but…

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