Wellness Wednesday – 12/11/19
WELLNESS TIP OF THE WEEK
How To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
It seems to happen every holiday season. You attend parties and office gatherings to share festive moments with family, friends, colleagues with lots and lots of food. Research studies show most adults gain some weight over the holidays, on average approximately 2-3 lbs.
Even though it is hard to resist temptations all around you, there are simple steps you can take that can keep the extra holiday pounds off.
- Get moving
One of the most effective ways to maintain or lose body weight is to engage in a regular, sustained aerobic activity. To burn off those extra calories, kick up your exercise. If you exercise for 30 minutes a day, increase it to 45 minutes.
- Aim for seven-a-day
Making sure, you eat seven or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day is a great way to help fill up your stomach, and avoid high calorie, rich foods.
- Control the risk for temptation
Controlling even the slightest chance of coming in contact with tempting foods is an effective way to reduce your caloric intake. While you may not be able to control all situations, focus on the many ones you can.
- Limit to one-a-day
Allow yourself one small serving of a cookie or piece of candy each day during the holiday season.
- Focus on socializing
Do not stand around the food table when you are at a party — focus your energies on making conversation with others instead of focusing on foods. Standing while talking burns 110-200 calories per hour.
From the Pentucket Medical Family,
Wishing you the happiest of holiday seasons.
WELLNESS AROUND THE WEB
Brushing Your Teeth May Keep Your Heart Healthy
According to MedicalNewsToday.com, new research finds that brushing the teeth three or more times a day significantly reduces the risk of atrial fibrillation and heart failure.
The bacteria in our mouths may hold the key to many facets of our health. Researchers have found intriguing clues about pancreatic and esophageal cancer risk in mouth bacteria, and some studies have linked poor oral hygiene with respiratory problems.
HEALTH IN THE VALLEY
Sip, Shop, and Shimmy!
Sip, Shop and Shimmy at Dani Kaye with special guest Shawn Black of Shawn Black Photography and Couture Black.
Tonight, take time to treat yourself, drink some bubbly and find great deals on fashionable clothing. Dani Kaye will be offering 20% off your purchase, and anyone who spends over $100 will be eligible for a slew of fabulous raffle prizes, including a Mini Boudoir Wing Session with Shawn Black.
Don’t miss this opportunity to unload the stresses of the work week. It’s an evening of self-care with Dani Kaye, Shawn Black and many great members of the local community.
LOCAL HEALTH HIGHLIGHTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Surviving Entrepreneurship – Tales from the Trenches
Two veteran entrepreneurs will lead a fireside chat at the Innovation Hub Haverhill, taking the audience through their journeys in starting and building businesses, including the ups and downs and challenges and successes. This event is part of the iHub’s monthly Entrepreneur Development Series and is free and open to the public.
Haverhill, Mass. | UML.edu
Third Annual Mayor’s Holiday Fest for Youth Homelessness
Youth homelessness is a persistent problem in Greater Lowell, yet services focused on the population have typically been geared towards families and adults with little awareness of homeless youth.
To help combat this issue and to provide support to these young people in our community, Mayor Bill Samaras is continuing and building upon last year’s Mayor’s Holiday Fest for Homeless Youth (started by now-Senator Ed Kennedy).
Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra’s Family Holiday Concert
The MVPO invites all to their Family Holiday Season Spectacular Concert at Timberlane Performing Arts Center, featuring many instrumental and choral favorites of the season.