All About winter

Staying Healthy This Holiday

Avoid the Santa Belly!

December 28, 2017

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Between Halloween candy, Thanksgiving dinner, and Christmas cookies, people can gain a lot of weight during the holidays. The common belief is that the winter can lead to 5-10 pounds of weight gain. This might not be true: a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2000 concluded that the average weight gain during the holidays is only .81 pounds. However, this can grow to an ...

Common Winter Issues

Common Winter Health Issues

December 27, 2017

In the winter, health issues are nearly impossible to fight against. The weather conditions make it easy to get injured, and even easier to get sick. Seasonal depression and lots of time inside can cause issues, as well. Generally, winter is the worst time for your health. It’s a miracle if you don’t get sick at least once, so it’s important to know what you might be staring down. Cold and ...

Winter Sun Burn

Winter Skin Issues and Health Tips

December 26, 2017


Cold weather can be rough on the skin. Even if your skin is perfect nine months out of the year, winter can cause you to crack and itch. It’s unfortunate, but, like a cold, it’s just a fact of winter. When the weather is cold, your skin will suffer. However, it can be combated. All you need is an understanding of why and how the winter affects your skin. How cold weather affects your ...

Safety During Holiday Season

Deeper Look: Practice Safety this Holiday Season

December 25, 2017

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Going to see the family for the holidays can be stressful enough, so I hate to add more fuel to the fire. But you should be aware of this: ER and Urgent Care visit rates rise 5-12% in the winter. Oh, and those visits are significantly more likely to be fatal. The bottom line is this: the holiday season is full of hazards that you need to be considering. The consequences of not doing so could be ...

Healthy Christmas Cookie

Health Conscious Christmas Cookie

December 23, 2017

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The holidays are a catalyst for a lot of weight gain. Previously, we’ve discussed how Halloween leads to the consumption of 3.4 pounds of candy, and how Thanksgiving dinner often rakes up over 3,500 calories. Unsurprisingly, Christmas isn’t much different. According to Real Simple, the average person gains 1.3 pounds between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Christmas cookies account for a ...

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