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7 Tips for Staying Active During the Holidays

Staying healthy during the holidays is always a challenge. Between tempting treats and last-minute shopping trips, your weekly meal prep and workout schedule tend to get tossed to the wayside. Here are seven motivational tips on how to incorporate fitness into your holiday for optimal health in body, mind and spirit.

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7 Tips for Staying Active During the Holidays

Staying healthy during the holidays is always a challenge. Between tempting treats and last-minute shopping trips, your weekly meal prep and workout schedule tend to get tossed to the wayside. Here are seven motivational tips on how to incorporate fitness into your holiday for optimal health in body, mind and spirit.

6 Ways to Overcome Holiday Health Pitfalls

The holidays bring abundant gifts, many of which are intangible. Love. Generosity. Faith. Family. But unfortunately, for many of us, poor health is also on that list. Although it’s an incredibly special time of year, it's still important to keep track of your physical, emotional and spiritual health.

10 Ways to Take Care of Your Heart During the Holidays

Not only are the holidays a time to catch up with loved ones, but they’re also a time when we usually indulge in our favorite comfort foods and snacks. With factors like holiday stress and overindulgence, the average person gains about five pounds during the holiday season, which can put a lot of strain on the body, particularly the heart. When the holidays roll around this year — typically a time when you might go for that extra slice of pie or skip your daily exercise — consider taking some healthy steps for your heart to lower your risk of heart disease and heart attack.

Get Moving: 10 Extra Minutes of Exercise Saves Lives

Have you ever been told to take the stairs instead of the elevator or park a little further from the grocery store to get some light exercise in? Researchers have recently calculated new numbers showing that even short bursts of physical activity can dramatically improve your physical health. If every U.S. adult ages 40 to 85 increased their exercise by just 10 minutes per day, the number of deaths would decrease by 6.9%, with more than 110,000 lives saved each year.

Know Your Risk: High Blood Pressure With Diabetes

If you’re one of the 34 million Americans who have diabetes, you know how overwhelming it is to keep track of your numbers. But be sure to keep a close eye on your blood pressure since about 60% of diabetes patients have high blood pressure, too. When you have both conditions, your chance of getting heart disease is even higher. Learning how to reduce your risk of high blood pressure will help you live a healthier life and lower your chances of getting heart disease. We’re here to walk you through the risks of having high blood pressure with diabetes, along with tips on how to maintain healthy blood pressure.

5 Natural Remedies to Calm Your Nerves

The holidays bring much joy, togetherness and activity along with them year after year. But the holiday season is also known as one of the most stressful times of the year because of higher expectations and fuller schedules. Here are some natural remedies to consider trying to calm your nerves and clear your head so you can breathe deep and rest easy this holiday season.

4 Questions To Ask Your Primary Care Provider at Your Next Visit

Maybe you’ve gone to an appointment and your doctor asks if you have any questions — and your mind goes blank. We’ve gathered four questions you should ask your primary care provider on your next visit, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting again.

The Colonoscopy: What You’ve Always Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask

If the word “colonoscopy” makes you cringe, you’re not alone. But the truth is, it’s an essential part of maintaining your overall health and wellness, especially if you’re approaching 50 or older. There are a lot of reasons why people avoid a colonoscopy: embarrassment, fear, stigma, lack of information, and more. But the best way to overcome most of these barriers is to be informed and know what to expect.

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