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Exercises to Burn off a Holiday Treat

All those calories from holiday treats can add up. The average person gains approximately one pound over the holidays and most never lose it. If, after the holidays, you don’t add extra workouts or maintain a stricter diet, those pounds will continue to tack on each year. Instead, try these quick exercises to burn off the treat!

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Three Delicious Holiday Dessert Recipes for Restricted Diets

Living with a restricted diet doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice delicious flavors during the holidays. While it may take a little time to find a good recipe and a little practice in the kitchen with new ingredients, anyone can enjoy these treats this holiday season. If you are gluten-free, dairy-free or sugar-free, we have the dessert for you!

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Caring for Yourself During the Holidays

The hustle and bustle of the holidays can leave many feeling stressed, tired and unable to enjoy themselves. It’s important to take time for yourself to recharge your body and mind. We’ve compiled our top tips for putting the “me” back in merry this holiday season.

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The Latest High-Tech Health Gadgets to Add to Your Holiday Wishlist

This holiday season, give the gift of health. It’s incredible how far technology has progressed to bring healthy living into our homes through fun gadgets. Check out some of our favorites.

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A Visual Representation of Healthy Holiday Portion Sizes

Here is a quick cheat sheet to help you remember healthy portions of some of your favorites during the big holiday meal.

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Your Post-Thanksgiving Survival Guide

Ah, the joys of Thanksgiving. After a week of preparation, it’s 12 minutes of frenzied eating, followed by a no-shame afternoon nap, followed by turkey sandwich leftovers. What's not to love? But there are a few downsides. We've got your post-Thanksgiving survival covered with leftover turkey recipes, food safety tips and even fun activities that will help you burn off those mashed potatoes.

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A Conversation About Kidney Stones and Gallstones

Just what is a kidney stone, anyway? Are kidney stones and gallstones linked? How do you prevent them? INTEGRIS physician Dr. Ashley Cochran has some answers to all your burning (sorry) questions.

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Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Three million people in the U.S. are living with celiac disease, and even more suffer from an undiagnosed intolerance or sensitivity to gluten. With numbers like these, it’s likely that someone avoiding gluten may end up at your Thanksgiving dinner. We want to help you prepare delicious gluten-free dishes that will please both your gluten-free guests and everyone else at the table.

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World Kindness Day

Focusing more on kindness is a good thing, especially in today’s climate. You never know what kind of day others are having, so being kind in the simplest of ways can go far. In honor of World Kindness Day, here are 10 ways to pay it forward and spread some happy energy today. Even better? Download a free, printable 2019 calendar and challenge your friends to do random acts of kindness all year round.

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Super Fast, Very Easy Instant Pot Recipes for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but don't sweat it! This year, instead of worrying about the perfect oven schedule to get everything done in time, consider using an Instant Pot to cut down your cooking time (significantly)! Here are great holiday recipes finished in minutes.

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