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Talking Turkey About Healthy Holiday Eating|
CLEBURNE, 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. As people put aside healthy lifestyles in favor of stuffing and pumpkin pie, weight gain can occur, but it doesn't have to happen.
“It’s important that people take time for themselves over the holidays,” said Dr. Heather McKenzie, a physician on the medical staff at Harris Methodist Walls Regional Hospital, soon to be Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne. “Keeping an eye on portion control while enjoying time with your family and friends helps keep everything in moderation. And rather than relaxing on the couch watching football after the Thanksgiving feast, families can start a friendly game of family football to work off some calories.”
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, including:
About Harris Methodist Walls Regional Hospital
Harris Methodist Walls Regional Hospital has been recently recognized for the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement award from TMF, the 2007 Premier/Carescience Select Practice National Quality Award and the 2007 Premier Award for Quality for Heart Failure. For more information, please call 1-888-4-Harris, or visit www.texashealth.org/hmwr.
About Texas Health Resources
Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.