The holidays are here. Tt’s a time to enjoy friends, family and food. On average, Americans gain several pounds during the holiday season.
While this weight gain isn't dramatic, those pounds tend to stay and accumulate throughout the years.
Not only can holiday shopping be hard on your wallet, it can also be hard on your back!
Spending long hours on your feet and carrying heavy packages and bags can take a real toll. Luckily, there are simple things you can do to save your spine:
A regular walking program is an easy way to improve your fitness level, manage your weight and help prevent disease.
The holiday season conjures up images of Christmas carols, holiday baking, brightly lit trees covered in tinsel and colorful gifts wrapped in bows, piled under a tree, according to Karen Goshe with Firelands Regional Medical Center.
The old adage “you are what you eat” is not so far from the truth.
Certain foods, most of them fruits and vegetables, are healthy for you because they:
· Are good sources of fiber, vitamins and minerals
If you're going to parties instead of giving them, here are a number of ways to help you avoid falling off the nutrition bandwagon:
· Don't arrive with an empty stomach; have a light snack at home first so you're less likely to overindulge
Q: Help me make healthy food choices during the upcoming holiday season.
A: Wow, that’s an interesting challenge! Seems like everything that tastes amazing is “bad” for you! According to the American Dietetic Association, one of the keys to good health is variety.
You know it. Your doctor has mentioned it. You need to eat better to help protect your heart.
Research shows that healthful eating can help control high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and excess body weight—all risks for heart disease.
Q: My child struggles in school. Could she have a learning disability?
Q: My child has been diagnosed with ADHD; how can I help him study at home this school year?
A: According to Lisa Horchler, director of speech therapy at Firelands Regional Medical Center, “he challenge we face with ADHD is to get children focused on the task they are to complete.
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