Prepare for a Healthier Turkey Day

Soon it will be time to gather and celebrate the harvest and other blessings of the past year. While it’s also a time to shop, prep, cook, bake, share and enjoy great food, Thanksgiving can also be an excuse to overeat.

Here are some tips to get through late November without becoming as stuffed as the turkey:

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Mindful Eating Through the Holidays

In a normal year, stress, depression and a sedentary lifestyle can lead to weight gain. Unfortunately, this year’s events may make it more difficult to maintain health. During the holidays, high caloric foods and drinks are readily available, so how can we be mindful of our intake to prevent weight gain?

Here are five ways to stay focused:

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Medical Misconception: Food Preparation

Each month we set the facts straight regarding a popular health and wellness myth.

This month’s myth: Thawing food on the counter is safe.

There’s at least one generation of us who remember the primary meal preparer in our family grabbing a package of chicken or ground beef from the freezer and leaving it out on the counter to thaw for that night’s meal.

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Holiday Grief

For many who have recently lost a loved one, the thought of the upcoming holiday season is a lot to bear. Remembering past celebrations with your loved one can bring you both happiness and pain, and thinking about what the holidays would have been like if your loved one were here can also be difficult.

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