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Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Posted by PCF Admin on November 21st, 2011 | No Comments »

Healthy Eating - Thanksgiving can be one of the hardest holidays for people wanting to lose weight. Food is plentiful and often soaked in butter and fat. However, Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be such a difficult time. Most Thanksgiving foods are healthy but become loaded with calories and fats after preparation, requiring us to either eat them in moderation or prepare them differently. Here are some tips to limit holiday indulgence: Place brightly colored vegetables without sauce on the table first, so people load up on healthy vegetables before digging into the fattier foods. Start the first course with a greens-heavy salad and use add-ins such as cheese or croutons sparingly Serve water instead of calorie heavy drinks like soda Make gravy a choice, not the default, by serving it on the side Make those Thanksgiving staples healthier without sacrificing taste: Candy your yams with a little bit of fruit juice and cinnamon instead of margarine and marshmallows Flavor your mashed potatoes with skim milk and roasted garlic instead of cheese and butter Serve small pieces of bread or leave it off the menu entirely Choose a plain turkey rather than a self-basting bird to avoid high sodium content Read the full article at Aol Healthy Living. Simple Ways To Have A Healthier Thanksgiving

Keep Your Fall Workout on Track

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Exercise Daily - For blogger Tina Haupert, fall often leads to a lull in her exercise routine. Contributing to her lack of motivation is the cold weather and the fact that her New Year’s resolutions haven’t kicked in yet. Coupled with all the travel and hubbub of the holiday season it’s hard for anyone to find the time or willpower to stick to their routine. Luckily, Tina has four tips to keep you exercising throughout the holiday season. Put ...

Using Your Smartphone as a Trainer

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Exercise Daily - Tom Sims, The New York Times’ sports blogger, believes smartphones have become increasingly easy, affordable and effective alternatives to gyms and personal trainers. Downloadable fitness apps have the ability to do anything from tracking your running routes to teaching you new workouts, all while listening to your favorite tunes and keeping detailed records. Here are Tom’s picks for effective fitness apps: Endomondo and RunKeeper map your running and walking routes using GPS. Once your routes are ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation Super Colon & Breakaway from Cancer Support the Dempsey Challenge

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Advocacy - Last month, the Prevent Cancer Foundation participated in the Dempsey Challenge presented by Amgen. The event is a fundraiser for The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine. And while it raises funds for the Dempsey Center to provide services free of charge to patients and the community, the event also brings the community together through the Lifestyle Festival, walking, cycling, running, and a celebration of ...