This is the big, fat Thanksgiving issue of our weekly news links. We’re calling it that because this issue is filled with ideas and tips for a healthy holiday. Find out how to cut a few calories without sacrificing taste, plus discover how you can be more active this holiday. On to the links … and enjoy your Thanksgiving!
Avoid 3,500 calories (a pound!) on Thanksgiving
The average Thanksgiving meal is 3,500 calories. Learn small ways you can shave a few calories from your meal.
Stuff your turkey, not your tummy
Eat breakfast, add in some lean greens and 8 more calorie-cutting strategies. Plus, Annessa shares the one word you need to remove from your vocabulary this Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving recipes for kids
Don’t leave your kids out of the holiday preparations. Try these quick recipes your kids will enjoy eating and preparing.
Get off the couch, your brain will thank you for it
Exercise is good for the body and the brain. New research shows that exercise pumps more oxygen-rich blood into the brain, helps activate more brain cells and increases connections between brain neurons. So tell Uncle Joe to turn off the TV for a little while and go for a walk.
Geared for Health program brings athletic equipment to schools
Area school kids are thankful for the new athletic equipment they received from the Geared for Health program. Find out how you can help more schools.