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The Gift of Self-Care this Holiday Season: Stress Less

The Gift of Self-Care this Holiday Season: Stress Less

This guest post was written by Angie Kalousek Ebrahimi, a Blue Shield of California lifestyle medicine expert.

Your email is blowing up. The kids are fighting. Your calendar is filling up with holiday parties. The season is coming! Ahh, the holidays — filled with love and joy, but not enough hours in the day.

And sometimes big stress like illness or family conflict come into play. How can the “do it all” mom get through it all? Here are a few ground rules for surviving — and even enjoying — the holiday season.

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Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes: A Great Holiday Gift for Home Cooks

Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes: A Great Holiday Gift for Home Cooks

What do you give the foodie - chef - cookbook lover - slow cooker owner - healthy eater on your holiday shopping list? The gift of delicious new recipes, of course!

The American Heart Association’s beloved, bestselling Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook —updated with 30 new recipes and full-color images — makes a perfect holiday gift.

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NFL Players Tackle Heart Disease and Stroke with My Cause My Cleats

NFL Players Tackle Heart Disease and Stroke with My Cause My Cleats

Week 13 of the National Football League (NFL) season, November 29 to December 3, 2018, is My Cause My Cleats week. Players in the NFL are able to select a charity that they are passionate about supporting. From there they commission artists or individually craft cleats to be worn during that week’s game in support of their selected nonprofit.

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How to Enjoy and Eat Healthy at Holiday Parties

How to Enjoy and Eat Healthy at Holiday Parties

This guest post was written by Mandy Enright, MS, RDN, RYT, a registered dietitian and fitness instructor based at the Jersey Shore.

While the holidays can be joyous, all those parties can derail even the best healthy eating plans. But you can practice moderation and enjoy the festivities. Just follow the 3 P’s: Planning, Placement and Portions.

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New Physical Activity Guidelines Say Move More, Sit Less

New Physical Activity Guidelines Say Move More, Sit Less

You know moving more is important to your health and helps you to be Healthy for Good. But did you know physical activity is good for your brain health and can even help you sleep better?

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Be at your peak this holiday season

Be at your peak this holiday season

We’re barely into November, and you may already be feeling some holiday stress. For some of us, the holiday season can take an emotional, mental and physical toll. And it seems to start earlier every year! We’ve got some tips to help you dial down the stress and dial in to the joy of the season.

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Every Kid Outdoors Act Needs Your Support

Every Kid Outdoors Act Needs Your Support

We’ve heard about how much physical activity we need and how little we get — especially children who spend hours inside playing video games.

Fortunately, a bipartisan bill in Congress can help kids get outside and move.

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Trick or Treat: Balancing Halloween and Health

Trick or Treat: Balancing Halloween and Health

Halloween can be tricky when you try to strike the right balance of letting your kiddos have fun and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But hold tight to your willpower and you’ll be glad you did. It’s not all or nothing.

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5 Tips for Fall Fitness

5 Tips for Fall Fitness

This guest post was written by Sarah Lucero, a journalist, marathoner and AHA volunteer.

A change in seasons brings a change in routine for most of us, including how we engage in physical activities.

So, as you pack away the sunscreen and gyms modify their schedules (and yours), think about outdoor activities fit for fall weather. And be sure to mix it up to keep from getting bored or burned out.

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