6 Ways to Fight Holiday Stress

Reach out. Seek out community, religious or other social events. They can offer support, fun times, and companionship. Volunteering your time to help others also is a good way to lift your spirits, broaden your friendships, and help you be your best self. Be realistic. Family life is always changing. If your adult children can't come to your house, find new ways to celebrate together, such as sharing pictures, emails or videos. Set aside differences. Try to accept family members and … [Read more...]

6 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

The holidays are loaded with sweet and savory comfort foods. The good news is, you can still enjoy Thanksgiving without overindulging. Put these six tips into practice and have a fantastic holiday!   1. Make sure your plate is colorful and full of veggies. Keep it heavy on the vegetables when you fill up your plate from the buffet. If you can, try to choose from an array of fresh, grilled, or roasted vegetables like beets, carrots, Brussels sprouts, or cauliflower. Turkey can also be a … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Avoid an Unhealthy Halloween

It doesn't have to be scary to watch your health this Halloween! Here are five easy things to keep in mind for you and your family to keep up the good health this Halloween season. 1. Eat before you (trick or) treat Before heading out for trick or treating, eat dinner and talk to your kids about their trick or treating strategy. Kids won't be as tempted to snack when they are full and know that they shouldn't indulge between houses. Do not drive kids from house to house, let them get some … [Read more...]

Halloween Candy Horrors

A trip to any grocery store will tell you that Halloween is just around the corner. Racks of halloween candy are at the ready so you can stock up for trick-or-treaters. Unfortunately, in addition to being loaded with sugar, many popular candy brands have some scary ingredients. #1. Lice Treatment Chemicals in Fake Flavors Colorful spices used to be the basis of food coloring, but today candy manufacturers usually turn to fake food dyes, some of which contain coal tar chemicals. These … [Read more...]