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KNOW YOUR BENEFITS DECEMBER EDITION

TIPS TO GET YOU THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS WITH NO REGRETS

EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY.

  • Stick to your healthy routine at holiday parties.
  • If you drink alcohol, enjoy cocktails in moderation.
  • Watch out for super salty foods. Always check labels on prepared foods.
  • Stick to small portions of unhealthy sides.
  • Only sample the sweets. Just a bite can provide the same satisfaction.
  • Bring a favorite heart-healthy dish for everyone to try.
  • Snack light. Don’t go to a party starving. Eat a healthy snack beforehand.

Make Time To Eat Mindfully.

  • Eat slowly. It takes 15−20 minutes to feel satisfied.
  • Eat because you’re hungry, not because you’re feeling sad or overwhelmed.
  • Take in the look and smell of your meal.
  • Savor every taste and flavor.
  • Enjoy conversation with friends and family.
  • Complement your meal with candles and music (not TV).
  • Stop when you feel full.

Healthy Holiday Workouts.

  • 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week can help.
  • Lower your risk for heart disease and stroke.
  • Lower your blood pressure and improve your cholesterol levels.
  • Reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
  • Lower your risk for colon and breast cancer.
  • Improve your mental health and mood.

Stress - Free Party Planning.

  • Plan ahead!
  • Enlist friends and family to help.
  • Cut down meal-prep by picking up healthy prepared or semi-prepared foods and snack.
  • If you’re offering alcohol, plan to offer non-alcoholic and calorie-free beverages as an alternative.
  • Consider offering a healthy vegetarian main dish or a large green salad.
  • Keep and serve hot foods hot, and cold foods cold.
  • Perishable foods should not be left out more than two hours.
  • Focus on spending time with your loved ones, not minor party details such as food and decorations.

Holiday Fire Safety.

  • One of every three tree fires is caused by electrical problems.
  • One in four by a heat source too close to the tree.
  • December is the peak time of year for home candle fires.
  • One-third start in the bedroom.
  • Keep trees at least three feet away from heat sources like fireplaces, radiators, space heaters, candles or heat vents.
  • Ensure your tree does not block exits.
  • Ensure holiday lights are not damaged or frayed.
  • Keep live holiday trees well-watered.
  • Consider using flameless candles.
  • Keep candles at least 12 inches away from anything that burns.
  • Keep lit candles in stable holders away from children and pets.
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