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Healthy Holidays

Healthy (And Thoughtful!) Last-Minute Gifts Under $15

Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, CSSD, LDN | Posted 02.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, CSSD, LDN

You may be running out of time, but you are not out of luck. Drugstores (yes, drugstores) are a goldmine for small, but impactful gifts for everyone on your list.

8 Ways To Avoid Overeating This Holiday Season

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

It is perfectly OK to indulge on occasion, sans the guilt, without gaining weight. The trick is to enjoy what you are eating, and to eat mindfully while avoiding overindulging and gaining weight in the process.

Navigating the Holidays Healthfully

Sue Decotiis, MD | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Sue Decotiis, MD

The holidays don't have to be a time of dread nor a time to abandon yourself and your healthy habits.

Healthy Living Conversations Better Left Off the Holiday Table

Keri Lynn Ford | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Keri Lynn Ford

Keep the peace among all parties this year. We can all co-exist in a world that brought us beets and Bundt cake. Everyone has an opinion and a way of life; we don't need to discuss it while dining.

Holiday Health: Your Right to Let the Good Times Roll

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

In the pursuit of health, there is the risk of forgetting what health is for. Health is for living -- and while health certainly makes life better, something is seriously wrong if preoccupation with health ruins the good times. Don't let it ruin yours

15 Surefire Strategies To Stay Fit From Thanksgiving To New Year's Day

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Sophia Breene Between pies and cross-country travel, it can be pretty tough to stay active during the holiday season. A cornucopia of family o...

5 Thanksgiving Mistakes Not to Make This Year

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Addressing common Thanksgiving pitfalls can help keep weight in check and help start off the holiday season on the right foot. With temptations all around us, making healthy and smart food choices can be challenging.

What Nutritionists Serve At Thanksgiving

Julie Upton | Posted 01.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Upton

Like me, most nutrition pros serve traditional foods for Thanksgiving -- albeit with a healthier twist because we tweak recipes to eliminate empty calories. The good news is that many holiday favorites like turkey, sweet potatoes, squash, nuts and cranberries are inherently healthy, so it's fairly easy to keep them that way.

Healthy Twists On Your Favorite Holiday Drinks

Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living

By Brianna Steinhilber, Associate Editor At the first sign of chill in the air, seasonal holiday drinks take over coffee-shop blackboards. From p...

How to Eat Well and Feel Well for Thanksgiving and Christmas

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

A question I am often asked at this time of year is, "With the holidays just around the corner, how can I make healthy meals that are also delicious?"

8 Tips for Surviving Depression and Anxiety During the Holidays

Carol W. Berman, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol W. Berman, M.D.

Experimenting with a different way of celebrating the holidays this year can lift your spirits and get you out of a funk. For some, major depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts are alleviated if they are engaged in healthy activities leading up to and during the holidays.

No More Resolutions! 9 Strategies for Fast and Lasting Fat Loss in 2014

JJ Virgin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

Rather than make a seismic shift, let's take small but powerfully effective steps to get lean and healthy. Here are nine effective strategies to take control now. That way, if you have New Year's Day regrets, getting on the scales won't be one of them.

What This Personal Trainer Wants in Her Gym Bag This Holiday Season

Keri Lynn Ford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Keri Lynn Ford

Statistics aside, the holidays can be a great time to practice self-control around the buffet and get creative about sneaking workouts in amongst all the craziness. It can also be an opportune time to ask your loved ones to give you gifts that encourage a healthy lifestyle.

Have a Happy Holiday Without Tipping the Scale

Judi Sheppard Missett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Judi Sheppard Missett

This season, as you pass the mashed potatoes and gravy, you can also pass on holiday weight gain if you just burn off that bird before you gobble it up. After all, you owe it to yourself after your hard work all year!

Save 1,000 Calories on Thanksgiving

Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, CSSD, LDN | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, CSSD, LDN

Without sacrificing traditional foods like turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes, these simple swaps will trim 1,000 calories from your feast.

6 Tips for Setting Your Intentions and Staying Focused This Holiday Season

Kala Ambrose | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kala Ambrose

What if, this year, you proactively set your intentions in order to avoid these mistakes before the holidays begin? Here are six tips to setting intentions, designed to help make the holidays happy, fulfilling, and light.

Enjoy the Holidays Without Weight Gain (and Guilt!)

Rebecca Cooper, MA, MFT, CCH, CEDS | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Cooper, MA, MFT, CCH, CEDS

Recognize that the holidays are a time when most people do overeat. If you overeat, just wait until you are physically hungry before you eat again. You will be surprised how stable your weight will remain just by eating intuitively.

Less Grabbing, More Thanks: 5 Strategies to Survive Thanksgiving Without Gluttony

JJ Virgin | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

If you're like most people during Thanksgiving, you slip back into the kitchen to "clean" and nosh on seconds... and thirds... This initiates the holiday-season binge that carries through New Year's Eve, when you dutifully vow to lose weight among your resolutions.

Tricks and Treats for a Healthy Halloween -- and Holiday Season

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

This Halloween, begin treating yourself to a proactive healthy regimen using these living healthy naturally tricks. Starting now, as we prepare for Halloween, guarantees a healthy winter.

9 Strategies To Curb Candy Consumption This Halloween

JJ Virgin | Posted 12.15.2013 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

Trick-or-treat needn't become civil war with your kids, neither must you force them to stalwartly abstain from joy. Instead, let's shift perspective and make Halloween fun rather than just a candy-drenched fiesta.

3 Ways to Have a Clean Air Easter

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail... And what does that cute fluffy bunny find? Plastic eggs, fake grass and unnaturally bright-colored candy.

The Health Benefits Of 7 Passover Traditions

Mache Seibel, MD | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Mache Seibel, MD

We are instructed that we can optionally eat reclining, no longer slaves and in a hurry. This allows us to chew our food better, which can aid digestion and gives the entire experience a feeling of relaxation that counters stress.

How To Avoid Drowsy Driving This Holiday Season

Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living

By Shelby Harris, Psy.D. for YouBeauty.com With the holiday season officially here, many people find themselves out late at various parties and sho...

No-Fail Holiday Anywhere Workouts

Angeles Burke | Posted 02.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Angeles Burke

While getting to the gym may not be an option for you during the holiday months, it does not mean that you cannot get in a great workout using your body weight and a few seasonal props.

Holiday Tips To Keep Your Weight Loss On Track

Cheryl Forberg, RD | Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Forberg, RD

It's holiday time and if you're following a weight-loss plan, there are three different approaches you can take for those festive mealtimes. Whichever decision you make, I hope you'll savor every minute of it without guilt. Here are a few tips to help you sail through this holiday season.