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Weekend Link Love – Edition 28

Health isn’t a game. Unless you live in Manchester. Then you can score points and win prizes! Head over to Diet Blog and find out how the government is sponsoring a city-wide health rewards program [7].

Zen Habits uses the Okinawa Diet Rules [8] as a guide to keeping the holidays healthy.

Go green for the holidays….by eating avocados. MizFit tries out the unusual (yet tasty?) avocado smoothie [9].

Sugar can be addictive. And not just mildly addictive but hardcore-cocaine-kill-for-it addictive. Or such is the case in New Jersey mice. FitSugar has the scoop on sugarholicism [10].

The swimming pool may not be the only thing causing shrinkage. The Independent provides some hard facts about some delicate subject matter… [11]

If you’re thinking of buying your favorite chef another Foreman grill for Christmas, don’t. Cheap Healthy Good has a practical guide to Christmas gifts for foodies [12] that may solve your gift giving dilemma.

The last thing you need is a bout of sniffling, sneezing, aching, coughing, stuffy-head, and fever. I wouldn’t suggest a flu shot [13], but I would suggest you check out Modern Forager’s post on how to maintain your immunity through the holidays [14] (or through the entire year, for that matter).

and last, but not least…

Steph from Back in Skinny Jeans has a tough talk with Oprah [15].