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Recipes, Gift Ideas and Holiday Heart Syndrome: A Holiday Health Guide

On December 19, 2013 | At 8:22 am

With Christmas less than a week away, your thoughts are probably wandering away from work and more toward your plans for time off. Maybe you’re searching for recipes to serve the in-laws who just announced they’re stopping by. Maybe you’re still trying to find the perfect gift or worrying about how to pay for it. And you’re probably feeling just a tad stressed.

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Too many Christmas cookies? Try some healthier holiday recipes.

Enter our holiday guide. Keep reading for tips on staying healthy, inside and out, while having fun.

Healthy Holiday Recipes and Cooking Tips

As I write this, I’m trying to avoid going back to the office kitchen for another Christmas cookie (with frosting!). Here are a few recipes that are just as satisfying but somewhat healthier than those cookies.

Take Care of Yourself, Too: Stress-Busters and Holiday Heart Syndrome

Cramming more events into your already-packed schedule, family drama and financial worries can make the holidays extremely stressful. Taking time to take care of yourself by exercising will improve your physical and emotional health.

17 Ways to Beat Holiday Stress Video

Whiteboard Video: 17 Ways to Beat Holiday Stress

Give Back

“It’s better to give than receive.” Maybe when you were a kid, you were skeptical about this, but as adults we know it’s really true. Here are a few ideas.

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December 20th, 2013 at 2:39 am

These are amazing gift ideas! Thanks for sharing these with us :D Happy holidays!


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