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5 Tips That Keep Your Healthy Eating On Point This Holiday Season

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, DennisSylvesterHurd

The roadblocks can sometimes be endless when it comes to healthy eating and living a health-conscious lifestyle: Family dinners, potlucks, traveling, and even just a long day of meetings at work are a sure-fire way to get off track; Your family members (or friends) aren’t always supportive of your fitness goals; The host at a holiday party insists on seconds, or there’s accidental leftover grazing.

Giving opportunities for these derailments can lead to feeling depleted, bloated, tired. We want you to feel your best – so how can you keep your healthy eating (and metabolism) on track and you making healthy choices? Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Need Help Sticking to Your Nutrition and Exercise this Holiday Season? Try This Challenge.

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, beedieu

A lot of people find themselves using family trips, catching up with friends, or other social events as excuses to skimp on healthy eating and exercise. For example: Family dinners are followed up with TV watching. Catching up with friends consists of downing empty calories at a happy hour.

Finding ways to stay active is important – sitting or lying down for prolonged periods slows the metabolism and decreases the effectiveness of insulin. Also, the blood sugar from a meal is released after 60-90 minutes, so utilizing this window to exercise ensures that any pounds you tack on will be muscle and not fat.

Challenge yourself: “For one month, I will be active with others.”

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Be Your Best Self: Include the Family

 

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credit: Instagram @thegirlwholovescheese

A lot of people find themselves using family trips, catching up with friends, or other social events as excuses to skimp on diet and exercise. For most us, family dinners are followed up with TV watching, and catching up with friends consists of downing empty calories at happy hour. Finding ways to stay active, however, is important. Sitting or lying down for prolonged periods slows the metabolism, decreases the effectiveness of insulin, and simply makes time with the family more boring than it needs to be. Also, the blood sugar from a meal is released after 60-90 minutes, so utilizing this window to exercise ensures that any pounds you take back home with you will be muscle and not fat.

After a family dinner, for example, WellnessFX practitioner Dr. Jeffrey Edman suggests a family walk around the neighborhood. Not only will it burn calories and get the metabolism going, but it can also lead to memorable conversations and maybe even a tradition.

If an old friend’s in town, suggest a walk through a park or a leisurely hike in the woods. Offer to take them to your rock climbing gym or go salsa dancing. Such activities will not only make for more active and memorable experiences, but can help expose loved ones to healthier habits as well.

How do you include others in your active life?

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

12 Gifts of Wellness

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credit: Instagram @ecampbell4

For those of you finishing up your last minute shopping, consider choosing something this holiday season that will stay with your loved one for a long time to come! No, we don’t mean diamonds. We’re talking about something much more important: wellness!

Whether you’re shopping for someone training for a marathon or for someone whose idea of an active week is one where the remote is lost, there’s something for everyone. We tapped Ben Greenfield Fitness, Greatist, and WebMD for workout equipment, winter wear to cooking classes, and anything inbetween.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Holiday Recipe Series – Vegetarian Dishes: How to Make Your Guests Forget About Meat

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There is still on-going debate about the health benefits of excluding animals from your diet. We’re not going to go into that today. Our goal is to supply our readers with healthy recipes for the holiday season, regardless of their eating beliefs.

In this post you’ll find recipes that range from loosely vegetarian (includes eggs, for example) to strictly vegan. If you’re trying to convince a friend or two during the holidays this year that getting rid of the meat doesn’t mean getting rid of the taste, you might want to try one of these!

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Holiday Recipe Series: Rounding Out Your Plate

Thanksgiving is over. We’re all recovering. Hopefully you didn’t consume too many carbs. But hey, even if you did, it’s in the past, right? With a little planning, your future can look healthier than ever, even if the holiday season is just getting started. If case you’ve been missing out, WellnessFX is doing a healthy holiday recipe series from various cookbooks, blogs, and from our own personal network. Make sure to check out:

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.