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Talking Turkey About Healthy Holiday Eating|
STEPHENVILLE, 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. Linda Heflin, a member of the medical staff at Harris Methodist Erath County Hospital. “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.”
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued these tips to prevent sliding off healthy routines:
About Harris Methodist Erath County Hospital
Harris Methodist Erath County Hospital has been recognized as a Nurse-Friendly Hospital and a Level IV Trauma Center. For more information, please call 1-888-4-HARRIS, or visit www.texashealth.org/hmec.
About Texas Health Resources
Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.