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Holidays Health

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Holiday Time: Time to Pay Attention

Kathy Kaehler | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathy Kaehler

Holiday weight gain can be avoided if you are smart, organized and committed to following these simple steps. Begin by adopting these habits today so you have them well-established before you make another New Year's resolution to lose weight.

12 Ways Restore Meaning To The Holiday Season

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Ready or not, the holidays are on our heels. But what if all our best intentions end up leaving us overspent and farther away from what we really want?

Are the Holidays the Right Time to Call a Diet Truce?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

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.

How to Not Let Your 'Ho, Ho' Turn Into 'Oh, No' This Holiday Season

Gregg McBride | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

The holidays do not have to be a recipe for disaster when it comes to staying healthy, keeping fit and looking divine all the way through New Year's Eve and beyond.

Four Corners of Heart Disease in My Hood -- Take It Easy This Holiday Season!

Ryan Mack | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Ryan Mack

Few enjoy eating as much as I do, but if I am going to get rid of these extra pounds that are putting my heart at risk I need to make sure I use the lost holiday art of moderation.

A Post-Thanksgiving Workout

Fathom | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Fathom

Overindulging and holiday travel go hand in hand this time of year. But being on the road doesn't have to mean gaining five pounds.