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  1. 7 Daily Doses to Relieve Stress Before Christmas

    7 Daily Doses to Relieve Stress Before Christmas

    It’s the busiest time of year. Between finding the perfect gifts, family plays, Christmas parties, volunteering, traveling and putting up extra guests in your home, it can be nearly impossible to find time to unwind. To avoid packing on excess holiday pounds and maybe even enjoy the holiday spirit, here are 7 Daily Doses to Relieve Stress Before Christmas.

  2. Top 10 Healthy Christmas Party Finger Foods

    Top 10 Healthy Christmas Party Finger Foods

    Unsure what to bring to your next Christmas party, holiday Pot-Luck or festive soiree? Not to worry. We’ve got the list of the Top 10 Healthy Christmas Party Finger Foods. Recipes included. ☺

  3. 100 Healthy Holiday Gifts & Pin-to-Win Contest

    100 Healthy Holiday Gifts & Pin-to-Win Contest

    It’s the perfect time of year to give the friends, family and loved ones in your life gifts of health and wellness. No matter what it is they’re doing to change their life - lose weight, cook healthier food, exercise, even just relax on occasion - you’ll find the perfect gift for them on our gift guide. 

  4. 3 Tips To Enjoy Valentine’s Day Without All the Chocolate

    3 Tips To Enjoy Valentine’s Day Without All the Chocolate

    Valentine’s Day brings with it that time of year when we expect (okay, hope) for flowers, cards, diamonds, romantic movies and candles.

    But let’s be real. It’s much more likely that you’ll find yourself being handed a box of gooey, high-sugar chocolates or sitting down to a restaurant dinner (complete with greasy, high-calorie foods and drinks).

    So what can you do to ensure the romantic holiday doesn’t bring you far, far away from your diet and healthy lifestyle? Here are 3 tips to enjoy Valentine’s Day without all the chocolate and high-calorie food. 

  5. Tips and Recipes For a Healthier Super Bowl Party

    Tips and Recipes For a Healthier Super Bowl Party

    So it’s almost Super Bowl Sunday, and you’re psyched to have all your friends over to watch the Ravens take on the 49ers in what’s sure to be an epic battle. But a nagging voice in the back of your head reminds you that Super Bowl parties usually go hand-in-hand with high calorie snacks, sure to cause you to stray far, far away from your healthy lifestyle.

    While its okay to indulge on occasion, that does not give you a license to overindulge, munching all day on high-calorie, high-fat foods. So how do you balance your desire to throw the perfect party, complete with delicious food, without all the unhealthy snacks? Here are some tips and recipes to help you avoid making your Super Bowl party turn into major regret when you see the numbers reflect on the scale.

  6. Stay Resolute with your New Year’s Resolutions

    Stay Resolute with your New Year’s Resolutions

    Every year we do it. We tell ourselves we won’t. But we do. We make a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight, eat better, exercise or live healthier and then we break it. But this year can be different. This year, you can be resolute with your New Year’s Resolutions!

  7. Fitting in Exercise during the Holidays

    Fitting in Exercise during the Holidays

    Dashing through the department store trying to find those last minute gifts you realize you forgot to pick up the dry cleaning and you still have to mail those cards and…the possibility of fitting in some exercise now, during this crazy holiday season seems impossible.

    Unfortunately, fitting in exercise is often our last priority during the party-celebration-eating extravaganza that is the holiday season. But it shouldn’t be. Exercising is critical...

  8. Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

    Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

    Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s officially the holiday season. And you know what that means…it’s inevitable, there’s no way around, of course you’re going to gain weight over the holidays. Wrong. It’s not a done deal. There are ways to avoid holiday weight gain. With some preparation and conscientious effort, you can buck the trend and not gain weight this holiday season.

  9. How to have a (relatively) Stress-Free Thanksgiving

    How to have a (relatively) Stress-Free Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving…a time to be thankful, a time to be with family, a time for stress! While the holidays are a wonderful time of year they can also be an incredibly stressful time, especially Thanksgiving when traditionally families gather around the dinner table there’s bound to be some anxiety. While we can’t tell you how to have a completely tranquil, hassle-free Thanksgiving, we can give you some tips and ideas on how to have a relatively stress-free Thanksgiving.

    Top ways to have a (relatively) stress-free Thanksgiving include…

  10. Staying Dedicated to your Diet Through the Holidays

    Staying Dedicated to your Diet Through the Holidays

    It started off innocently enough: just a small taste of some leftover Halloween candy. And then a co-worker brought in some cookies and you had a sampling, and then there’s that party next week… 

    How can you stay dedicated to your diet through the holidays? 

  11. Put a Stop to Halloween Candy Diet Disasters!

    Put a Stop to Halloween Candy Diet Disasters!

    You knew it was coming. It starts with the pumpkins, some hay bales, and then before you know it…it’s everywhere. Candy. Giant bags of candy everywhere you turn. And it’s all at irresistible prices. I mean, who can pass up a 5-pound bag of candy corn for only $1.50? The allure is overpowering. It’s almost Halloween and Halloween Candy is upon us, and that’s just plain scary when it comes to our diet. But it doesn’t have to be that way. This year you can...

  12. Fall in love with Fall!

    Fall in love with Fall!

    Fall is such a fantastic time of the year. Sure, summer’s gone and with it’s abundance of fresh fruit, summer vacations and long, warm days. But just because it gets dark earlier and the temperatures are starting to drop, that’s no reason to hibernate. There are so many wonderful things about this time of year, you won’t be able to help but fall in love with Fall!

  13. How to have a Healthy Labor Day

    How to have a Healthy Labor Day

    If you've been trying to lose weight or even just eat more healthfully, nothing can be more frightening than a party invitation: tons of food and drinks with plenty of opportunities to overindulge. And Labor Day is all about parties: pool parties, neighborhood parties, parties at the park, it's hard to escape this end of summer tradition. But with a little pre-planning...

  14. Top 10 Tips for a Healthy July 4th

    Top 10 Tips for a Healthy July 4th

    A fourth of July party is the very essence of summer. To many of us it's not just about celebrating our great nation and proudly displaying your red, white and blue but it's also about spending time with family and friends, being outdoors and of course seeing the fireworks! Who doesn't enjoy a great fireworks display? Check out these tips to...

  15. Healthy Fourth of July Menu Ideas

    Healthy Fourth of July Menu Ideas

    Fire up your grill and be ready to feed the masses. This healthy reciepe brings the summer heat with the jalapenos and cools you down with the watermelon: healthy, refreshing and just delicious...

  16. 5 Ideas for Festive Fitness Fun This Holiday Season

    5 Ideas for Festive Fitness Fun This Holiday Season

    With the holidays around the corner, I'm planning to take time off from work and catch up with friends.In the past, we've gathered around meals, either in one of our homes or at restaurants. But this year, I'm really trying to avoid overeating which is so easy to do, especially when your focus is on socializing and not on the food in front of you.So, I've decided to propose something new to them: That we go on outings that don't revolve around food -- outings where we can enjoy each other's company without increasing the sizes of our company (or...

  17. Give Yourself This Year's Best Holiday Gift: Total Wellness

    Give Yourself This Year's Best Holiday Gift: Total Wellness

    Total Wellness, short and sweet, is a fit body, balanced mind and peaceful spirit.Sounds impossible right? Well, it's not impossible, but it does take work. Hey, anything worthwhile takes work, right?All it takes is a conscious effort, determination and the ability to see the big picture. Total wellness is not an overnight solution. It is not losing 5 pounds of post-vacation overindulgence.Total wellness is a lifelong pursuit of your best health possible. Sound good? Thought so... so why are you waiting?Just about everyone waits until January 1st to embrace this great revelation of health and fitness. It is with grand...

  18. Thanksgiving Tune-Up: 7 Savory Sides You'll Be Thankful For

    Thanksgiving Tune-Up: 7 Savory Sides You'll Be Thankful For

    Thanksgiving is one of the most important meals of the year - it brings family and friends together to break bread and express gratefulness for life's blessings.One little problem with the Thanksgiving feast: It can be hard to please everyone at the table.The good news is that with a wide array of different side dishes, you can provide something that will please everyone. If you're watching your weight, don't stress - your Thanksgiving side dishes can be healthy and still please everyone.Choose from these seven savory sides to make your Thanksgiving feast a healthy and memorable one this year.Sweet PotatoesSweet...

  19. Treat Your Kids and Yourself to a Happier, Healthier Halloween

    Treat Your Kids and Yourself to a Happier, Healthier Halloween

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Only one week till ghosties and goblins swarm your neighborhood. With help from FreshBaby.com co-founder Cheryl Tallman, you'll be ready for the onslaught!Halloween is truly a kid's holiday -- good friends, creative costumes, event-filled parties -- all with a cool spooky theme. Who could ask for more? Oh yes, one more thing, the treats -- there's lots and lots of sugary candy treats!With all the fun of this holiday come a parent's worst fears -- too many sugary treats in your kid's possession and the arguments that ensue over this treasured trove.If you don't feel like to contributing...

  20. 6 Nutritional Tips for Getting Through the Holidays

    6 Nutritional Tips for Getting Through the Holidays

    Special for DiettoGo.comby Linda Miner RNC, CHN, CMTAwww.MyHealthyBalance.comContrary to popular belief, the average person gains only about one pound between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This should not allay the concern over the copious amounts of white sugar, white flour and alcohol people are consuming during this time. "But it's the Holidays!!!" is the excuse, rather the plea, from people who want to indulge.It is important not to feel deprived because this may lead to binging later, but it is possible to be smart about it. Here are 6 tips to help you through the holidays:1. Offer to be the Designated...

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