Holiday Weight Gain

The Holiday Season isn’t known for the healthy environment it creates. Three plates of turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing, plus dessert has to go somewhere. Surely these calorie dense options lead to weight gain, but is unwanted holiday weight gain really as big of a problem as everyone makes it

Top 5 Ways to Reduce Calories During the Holidays

If there’s one thing the Holidays are known for, it’s amazing food. Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, pies and eggnog are just some of the irresistible delicacies. As always, it seems the better the food, the higher the calorie content. If you’re trying to keep calorie intake at a somewhat reasonable

Top 5 Ways to Exercise During Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to spend with friends and family while eating some delicious food. Unfortunately, physical activity and healthy eating are placed pretty far down the list of priorities. Here are a few simple ways you can incorporate exercise into the Thanksgiving Holiday while still spending time with those

Turkey Thaw Time Calculator

How much does the turkey weigh? pounds Properly Thawing a Turkey Holiday food safety starts with properly thawing a frozen turkey. Simply enter the weight of the turkey in pounds and click calculate. A turkey requires approximately 24 hours (1 day) of refrigerated thawing for every 4-5 pounds. Place the

Turkey Cook Time Calculator

How much does the turkey weigh? pounds This calculator tells you how much time is needed to properly cook a turkey. Simply enter the weight of your turkey in pounds and click calculate. A stuffed turkey requires about 15 minutes per pound while unstuffed turkeys require 12-15 minutes per pound.

Top 5 Healthy Holiday Foods

The Holiday Season is known for family, friends, cold weather and delicious though sometimes unhealthy food. Luckily, delicious doesn’t have to mean unhealthy. Keeping healthy habits alive during the Holiday Months is crucial in continuing a well balanced lifestyle. The Holidays make it too easy to drop healthy habits in

Top 5 Ways to Safely Handle Thanksgiving Leftovers

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to safely handle your leftovers. Simply thawing and cooking your turkey properly will not necessarily mean that leftovers are safe. Only proper handling and storing will ensure that your leftovers stay safe to eat for days to come. 1. Don’t Leave Them Out.

Top 5 Holiday (Christmas, Hanukkah) Fitness Presents

Making a commitment to be more physically active will lead to weight loss, an improved physical appearance and most importantly, a healthier lifestyle. Helping a friend or family member make that commitment will do a lot more to improve their lives than buying them a gift they will rarely use.

Staying Healthy During the Holidays

The Holidays are a time to relax, have fun, open presents and most importantly spend time with your friends and family. Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza and Thanksgiving have their own unique way of celebrating a special event. The one thing that probably unites all of these holidays is the delicious food