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Talking Turkey About Healthy Holiday Eating|
KAUFMAN, Texas — As the temperatures fall and the rush of holiday plans kick into high gear, it’s easy to slack off on simple healthy living steps. And as people put aside healthy lifestyles in favor of stuffing and pumpkin pie, weight gain does not have to be inevitable over the holidays.
“It’s important that people take time for themselves over the holidays,” said Dr. Mark Sij, D.O., a physician on the medical staff at Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman. “Keep in mind that holidays are a short period of days to celebrate with family and friends, not an opportunity to overindulge in the Thanksgiving feast and recover by watching football all day. Also, people shouldn’t overdo it with heavy starchy foods.”
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend ways to prevent sliding off healthy routines during the holidays. Those tips are:
About Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman
Presbyterian Hospital of Kaufman has been recently recognized with the Pathway to Excellence hospital designation for distinction in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a Level IV Trauma Center. For more information, please call 1-800-4-Presby, or visit www.texashealth.org/phk.
About Texas Health Resources
Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.