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24 Dec

Happy Holidays!

happyholidaysIf you are looking for some motivation or tips on how to stay healthy through this wonderful (yet stressful) time of year check out some of these past posts:

7 Tips to Beat Stress Right Now

10 Last Minute Holiday Health Tips

Not every vice is a bad vice

5 Tips to Avoid Temptation

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24 Dec

10 Last Minute Holiday Health Tips

christmasdinnerThanksgiving may be tucked under your belt, but Christmas and New Year’s are still right around the corner. If you’re feeling a bit fatigued, bloated, or otherwise run down, here are some simple holiday health tips to feel better this week:

10. Veggie Cleanse

Do a one-day vegetable cleanse at some point this week. Load up with delicious salad chock full of veggies. Eat steamed veggies with olive oil for dinner. Enjoy sliced tomatoes and avocado for breakfast. Make sure your cleansing day contains a generous selection of greens. Spinach, in particular, is good for clearing your body. And its high B-vitamin load will help reduce stress.

9. Long Showers

It’s not very eco-friendly, so don’t make this a regular habit (but hey, you’re not watering the lawn this time of year). You might not have time for a day at the spa or a massage. But a simple, soothing long shower can feel like a treat if you’re tired and stressed.

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21 Dec

2 News Notes: Babies and Shoes Scopes

Let’s end the week on a cheery note. After all, it’s Christmas, and we can’t always be carb-hating scrooges, now can we? Well, actually, we can, but we loved these happy, unexpected health stories that came across our desk:

Babies Recognize Good Samaritans

A new and very thoroughly-conducted study finds that infants inherently understand who the good Samaritans are – and they prefer them. It would seem we have a built-in moral compass deciphering good from bad, and long before we teach babies how to interpret human behavior through physical and verbal cues, they innately understand it. Aww, babies are awesome! Now if only society would stop teaching them to care about Bratz dolls and where they sit at the cafeteria table corral…

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21 Dec

Friday Link Love

chain 1Mary over at Cranky Fitness was having feelings of seasonal depression.

Migraineur rants about Brian Wansink’s appointment as head of the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Ruth at Eating Fabulous points out that if you want your kid to eat their veggies you have to start them young.

FitSugar considers the proposal to tax high-fructose corn syrup soft drinks in San Francisco. Take the poll.

Bertalan Mesko at ScienceRoll brings us the global health world clock.

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20 Dec

Healthy Tastes Great!

Either raw or cooked (don’t over do it!), red cabbage is a fantastic way to add texture, flavor and a ton of color to your healthy dish tonight!

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