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Health Tip: Eat Healthier During the Holidays

Don’t skip any meals (HealthDay News) — Food is a big part of holiday gatherings, but you can enjoy the holidays with all the trimmings without necessarily gaining weight. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions: If you have a big holiday party, eat breakfast and regular meals throughout the day. That way,…

Alcoholic Drinks Add 100 Calories a Day to Average Adult’s Diet: Study

Over time, even that amount can help pile on unwanted pounds, experts note By Denise MannHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) — The average American adult takes in 100 calories a day imbibing beer, wine or liquor, a new study finds. Not everyone drinks that regularly, of course, but the research shows that about…

Health Tip: Seniors on the Move

Be sure to warm up before walking (HealthDay News) — Walking is the most popular form of exercise in the United States. The average American takes between 8,000 and 10,000 steps per day. Podiatrists tout walking as one of the best exercises for your feet because it contributes to circulation, maintains weight control and promotes…

Health Tip: Why Eat Lean Meats?

Avoid the fat (HealthDay News) — Meats are good source of complete protein, the University of Michigan Health System says. But eating meats loaded with fat can negate any of the nutritional benefits. That’s why it’s important to choose leaner cuts, the health system says, citing these beneficial results: They’re loaded with complete protein. They’re…

Health Tip: Teach Kids About Smart Snacking

Make fresh fruits readily available (HealthDay News) — Kids may be inclined to opt for junk food over fresh fruit. That’s where parents and guardians come in, says the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Here are the academy’s suggestions for steering your children toward healthier snack options: Place fresh fruit out in the open where…