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.
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.
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."
This season, consider not succumbing to peer pressure and societal acceptance of holiday weight gain and instead stay physically active and avoid unplanned eating. Your body will thank you when the New Year rolls around.
Dieting during the holiday season is difficult. It is hard to shake your head and decline every time you are offered something indulgent to eat or drink during the six or so weeks between Thanksgiving and the end of the year.
It's about that time when every week is filled with a work party, cocktail hour or special dinner to celebrate the holidays. When you're faced with nostalgic foods and drinks at every turn, it's easy to veer off a healthy eating path during the holiday season.
You would think that people would be more relaxed at this time, but for many it is the opposite. It is not a time for "holy days," for true connection and contemplation, but instead a time of stress and despair.