Top Tips to Stay Healthy During the Winter

How do you stay healthy during the winter? Just because we live in the time of COVID doesn't mean that the cold and flu have gone dormant. The long, winter months and short days can increase your risk of getting sick. However, there are many things you can do to stay healthy, even when it’s cold outside and many around you have the flu.

Try these ideas to maintain your health in the winter:

1. Continue to exercise. It’s common to avoid exercising in the winter. When it’s too cold, it may be tempting to stay home under the covers. Instead of hiding from the elements, find unique ways to stay active.

  • Exercise can boost your immune system and keep you healthy during these cold months. Movement will also improve your mood, give you energy, and help you sleep.
  • Try exercising indoors if the winter weather is harsh, or go to a gym near you that's taking all necessary COVID precautions. 
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5 Ways to Get Yourself to Eat More Veggies

Most doctors and health professionals will agree: there are no foods that are healthier than vegetables. Trouble is, most people find that eating vegetables on a daily basis a challenge.

Think back to when you were a child, slapping the broccoli out of your parent's hands. You weren’t into veggies in the first place. Getting into it now, when no one is forcing you to eat it, can seem even harder.

Truth is, vegetables are essential to your health. Let’s break down some of the best ways to motivate yourself to eat more veggies.

1. Understand They’re Essential

Even if supplement with a multivitamin each day, veggies are essential to your diet. Not only do they provide the bulk of your fiber, but they also contain critical nutrients like vitamins and minerals to balance hormones, enable growth, and strengthen hair, skin, nails, and much more.

Skipping your veggies means skipping a great source of low-calorie fuel to...

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9 Ways to Avoid Gaining Weight Between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day

The holidays and fattening food go hand-in-hand. Thanksgiving and the leftovers can last a week. Then it’s only a few more weeks until Christmas. New Year’s is the following week. Studies show that 75% of a person’s annual weight gain happens between Thanksgiving and the end of the year. Make this the year that you avoid holiday weight gain.

Most people associate the holidays with food, fun, and gaining weight. However, you can choose to enjoy the holidays and still eat responsibly.

Avoid gaining weight this holiday season:

1. Have a healthy meal before arriving at a party or other event that includes food. Maybe you went a little crazy on Thanksgiving. A single day won’t ruin your waistline. For other holiday events, fill yourself up with healthy food first. Your stomach will be full of healthy food, and you’ll be less likely to eat junk food.

2. Bring a healthy side that you...

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