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December 15th, 2014 | Leave a comment by   in Diabetes, Nutrition & Fitness, Wellness & Prevention

Holiday Tips to Stay Fit

Holiday Tips to Stay Fit Internal

’Tis the season to indulge and to make countless excuses for straying from your healthy habits. Yet, with little effort or sacrifice, you can keep your focus on staying healthy and fit during the holidays. The often-cited 5- to 7-pound gain over the holidays is exaggerated, according to the National Institutes of Health. In fact, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2000 shows the average adult gains between 1 and 2 pounds over the holidays. However, the study warns that adults generally don’t lose this weight, contributing to overall weight gain. So, how can you stay focused on your health during the holidays? Baptist Health Medical Group doctor Natalie Sanchez, M.D., from Baptist Health Primary Care in Kendall, says there’s no secret recipe: Watch what you eat, stay active and follow your doctor’s orders. Eat Sensibly “Holidays mean family and social gatherings with lots of food,” Dr. Sanchez said. “I tell my patients to follow...

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