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Holiday Health Tips

Fitting Fitness in During the Busiest Time of the Year

Jamie Walker | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

Nothing's a time kill like holiday shopping. But that's no reason why you can't fit in exercise. If you don't have time for a run or spin class, lace up your running shoes anyway, and park far from a store entrance. Add a half hour to your shopping excursion and get your walk on.

Start the Countdown to a New You Now

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 12.11.2013 | Latino Voices
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

Unfortunately, the holidays represent a time when most people take a break from their healthy habits. This year, give yourself a gift that will keep o...

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year -- Or Is it?

Deni Carise | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Deni Carise

Most of us are guilty of some overindulgence during this happiest of seasons. We may eat more than usual, drink more than usual or spend to excess. And while sometimes we can reign in our overindulgences, it doesn't mean we aren't affected by our friends, family and colleagues who don't.

This Holiday Season, No Fruitcake, Please

Leo Brown | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Leo Brown

At this year's Thanksgiving feast, dessert came and went, and I sipped on coffee while other guests enjoyed pie and cake. It was a lovely Thanksgiving, and I feel even better about it because I stuck to my food choices.

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.

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!

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.

5 Holiday Lifestyle Lessons We Can Learn From the Shutdown Debacle

Dr. Mohammed K. Ali | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Mohammed K. Ali

To avoid our own personal January 2 shutdowns, let's learn from Congress' transgressions. Let's be moderate, aim for pre-emptive physical and psychological wellness, and lead by example in both our voting and holiday season behaviors.

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.

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.

Walk the Talk: Eat Healthy Over the Holidays

Bill & Claire Wurtzel | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Bill & Claire Wurtzel

It's that time again, but I don't want the holiday parties to set me back. I can teach others how to enjoy the holiday season without putting on weight; however, how can I be sure to walk the talk?

10 Ways To Stop Stressing About Your Body This Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.11.2012 | Teen

The holidays can be stressful for many reasons, from choosing gifts for everyone on your list to looming college application deadlines to spending tim...

Have A Happy And Healthy Holiday Season

Rachel Berman | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Rachel Berman

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.

Laura Schocker

8 Winter Health Excuses, Busted

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Schocker | Posted 01.09.2012 | Healthy Living

Perhaps no season is loaded with as many potential health setbacks as winter -- shorter days, decreased light, colder weather, holiday cookies and Tha...