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Health Buzz: Thanksgiving Special
Health News from around the web for November 17, 2011
This episode of Health Buzz is about how to make your Thanksgiving day a little healthier, while still fully enjoying its rich and wonderful food traditions. Of course, we have a few recipe ideas of course, but also tips on how to stress less and move more.
Have you ever considered joining a Turkey Trot? We love the tradition of starting Thanksgiving with a fun run, no matter your speed or distance. You’ll feel less guilty about enjoying that big meal in the evening, and many people also use these races as an opportunity to raise money for charity. Check out this story find a Turkey Trot near you.
At DietsInReview, we think it's good to indulge in one rich meal for a special occasion like Thanksgiving. It keeps you from feeling deprived and totally falling off your healthy weight loss plan. However, having a week’s worth of calorie-dense food in your fridge is a good recipe for unwanted weight gain. This story shares some strategies for getting rid of the biggest calorie offenders.
Stress is a major contributing factor to holiday weight gain. Although there's a lot to get done this time of year, stress doesn't have to be an inevitable part of the season. Our yoga expert Jill walks us through a short guided meditation, which can reduce the stress hormones that cause cravings for unhealthy foods.
Filling up on veggies can leave you less hungry for less healthy items, so we have some great suggestions for seasonal produce. Consider making a side dish of squash, parsnips, Brussels sprouts or Swiss chard.
In light of the previous story, we're offering up a recipe that full of fall veggies. It's a warm salad that features kale, squash and figs. After roasting the squash with some onions and rosemary, toss it with the greens and fruit. Easy! This dish is great on its own, or as a bed for lean pork and turkey.
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