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Holiday Health

10 Easy Ways to Make Your Holidays Healthier

Katerina Pozzi Baratta | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Katerina Pozzi Baratta

As you find yourself surrounded by temptation, it's not unusual to doubt that it's even possible to be healthy through the holiday season. Diets are sure to fail and your usual healthy habits are disturbed by holiday activities, so what are you to do?

Holiday Survival 101

Tamara Star | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

Part of what makes the holidays so special is being around family, experiencing the joy of giving, the indulgence of special food and drink, and the fun of holiday parties. It's super OK to dive into all of it, we've just got to remember ways to come up for air.

Take Control Over Holiday Temptation Right Now

JJ Virgin | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

Employ these well-honed tactics and you'll minimize temptation so you can comfortably slip on that little black party dress. You'll thank me New Year's Day when weight loss won't be among your resolutions.

Get Fit In A Flash With This 7-Minute Workout

Posted 12.26.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jessica Smith for We get it -- your holiday guests are sleeping downstairs, you've still got last-minute shopping and baking to do -- ...

'You Can Cure A Hangover' And 7 Other Holiday Health Myths

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Bob Barnett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM The holiday season is a time of myth. There’s one about a big guy in a red suit who can travel faster than the speed ...

My Heart Attack Taught Me To Slow Down

Bill Marriott | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Marriott

I thought I had things in balance while my kids were growing up. I was home for dinner, helped with homework, took weekend trips to museums and sporting events. If anything, my heart attack in '89 showed me that I didn't have things quite as balanced as I thought.

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.

How To Keep The Peace Between You And Food This Holiday

meQuilibrium | Posted 02.13.2014 | Healthy Living

We tend to think of holiday eating as having an on/off switch: Either we're going to be really good this year and not eat anything "bad," or we're going to just succumb and eat nonstop, and then live to regret it.

Take The 12 Days Of Fitness Challenge

Posted 12.12.2013 | Healthy Living

We've found the ultimate holiday season workout, and we're kind of obsessed. Presenting, the 12 Days Of Fitness: As you can see, it's an acc...

Holladay Tummy Troubles? Meet The Smooth Operator

Stic of Dead Prez and Afya Ibomu, CHHC | Posted 02.01.2014 | Taste
Stic of Dead Prez and Afya Ibomu, CHHC

After all of the food and fun we are left with a lot of good memories, a house to clean and maybe just maybe some digestive issues like, constipation, diarrhea, or upset stomach! Well, here's a quick and simple smoothie to keep on deck instead of Rolaids or Pepto Bismol.

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

Pig-Out Prophylaxis

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

When stress rises during the holidays we are especially vulnerable to overeating foods we associate with fond memories.

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.

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!

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.

The Worst Holiday Health Mistakes Happen in October?

Ashley Koff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ashley Koff

While there's SO much advice about how to manage the holidays healthier, and even more advice about how to erase the holiday damage in the New Year with a New You, the missing piece is the advice that emphasizes TODAY as the time to focus on your holiday health.

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.

21 Holiday Health Mistakes (And How To Make Smarter Choices)

Posted 12.22.2012 | Healthy Living

By Amanda MacMillan Eleven months of the year, you may do the right thing. You eat healthy, exercise regularly, and maintain your work/life balan...

8 Tips For Staying Healthy And Happy During The Holidays

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 02.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's -- these are supposed to be times of celebration, togetherness, and happiness. Yet, they can bring challenges to our physical and emotional health. Here are eight tips for staying healthy and happy during this season of joy.

Eating Expert Ellyn Satter on Preventing Holiday Weight Gain

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

If you're worrying about how to resist temptation at the next holiday party, you are not alone. Sadly, too many party-goers are more focused on their ever-spreading mid section than spreading holiday cheer. If all you really want for Christmas is the secret to overcoming overeating, you're in luck.

Keeping Fit During The Holidays, From Kelly Ripa (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

What is the key to keeping fit during the holidays? Sticking to a routine helps Kelly Ripa stay on track. When she joined me on Mondays With Marlo, Ke...

Have Fun Without the Stress This Holiday Season

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

In real life, unless you have a personal event planner or live in the Land of Oz, it's difficult, stressful and maybe even impossible to pull off the perfect holiday. Here are a few ways to calm your nerves and your expectations during the "most wonderful time of the year."