Thanksgiving has been referred to as the biggest eating holiday of the year. Researchers from the Calorie Control Council report that the average American may eat as many as 4,500 calories and 229 g of fat on Thanksgiving Day. But it's not all bad. Thanksgiving offers plenty of healthy options. Check out our nutrition ranking below of the traditional Thanksgiving menu (ranked most to least healthy foods), and fill your plate with mostly items from the top of the list. Enjoy a less healthy option from the bottom of the list to satisfy cravings.
The best part of Thanksgiving for many people is enjoying a delicious meal with family and friends. The dilemma: The temptation to overeat. While we don't expect you to forgo your holiday favorites, there is a way to fight off holiday weight gain. Eating proper portions (especially of unhealthy foods) can help you indulge in a healthier way. Use the portion size guide below (no measuring cup necessary) to enjoy your meal without overdoing it.
Losing weight can help overweight and obese people improve their sleep quality, according to a new study [PsychCentral.com].
Name: Ann Marie Piotrowski
Occupation: HR analyst for Walgreens
Goal: Qualify for the Boston Marathon
Ann Marie Piotrowski was ready to get serious. After completing three Chicago Marathons—the first as a “bucket list” quest, the next two out of love—Piotrowski did what successful people do. She set herself a tough goal: Boston’s 26.2-mile race. She needed to shave over 30 minutes off her best time to qualify for the famous Massachusetts miler, to conquer its 3:35 entry standard.
Well at Work
Young workers are more likely to call in sick due to stress compared to older workers, according to a new report by British financial company Friends Life [The Telegraph].
Anyone who's traveled knows that finding a healthy meal at the airport can be a challenge. Your best bet is to eat first and pack healthy snacks (see our Complete Guide to Healthy Business Travel to learn more). But if you find yourself in a must-eat situation and need a filling breakfast, a quick lunch, or a tasty dinner after a long day of travel, choose one of the menu items below to stay healthy on the road.
As if there aren’t enough reasons to quit smoking, a new study published in the journal Addiction Biology found that smokers don’t sleep as well as non-smokers [HuffingtonPost.com].
Well at Work
Nearly 42 percent of adults are expected to be obese by 2030, and companies are looking for ways to curb their employees’ growing waistlines, according to a new survey by the National Business Group on Health [MedPageToday.com].
When you're carving your Halloween pumpkin, don't toss out the seeds. Instead, use the flavorful recipes below to substitute toasted pumpkin seeds for some of your favorite candies. (All recipes below serve six and should be cooked at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes).
Halloween is just around the corner, and that means ghoulish decor, costumed kids, and lots of candy. Whether you're hosting a party or handing out goodies at your front door, serve up the tasty treats below to make this a healthier Halloween.
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Train an often overlooked area with this mini-workout from Core Performance’s founder.
Work these simple strategies into your routine to enjoy the holidays without overindulging.
Answers to the most common Halloween-turned-healthy questions.
A new study found that human resources professionals believe that employees are happier, healthier, and more productive when they use vacation time.
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