WDEL's Delaware HealthWatch
with Frank Gerace

Healthy Holidays

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and an expert has tips to keep you from starting to look a lot like Santa Claus, and feeling a lot like the Grinch.

Dr. Griffin Rodgers with the National Institutes of Health says family, fun and festivities are things we all enjoy during the holidays, but interruptions in your daily schedule can make it hard to follow your healthy eating and exercise routine.

"The holidays don't have to be perfect, but with some planning, you can help prevent some of the situations that can create stress and affect your health."

He recommends these tips for avoiding overindulgence--don't "save up" for big meals--instead, have a light snack beforehand.

Go easy on the drinks, since alcohol in particular adds calories and enhances appetite, and also go easy on dessert.

For more tips on staying healthy during the holidays and all year round, click here

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