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Avoid Weight Gain, Sickness, and More: The Ultimate Holiday Survival Guide
Posted By Alejandra Owens On December 14, 2011 @ 9:41 am In Personal Health | Comments Disabled
This is a guest post by Annie Lynsen, on loan to AARP from Small Act .
Don’t be like Santa this holiday season.
Seriously, that guy is a health nightmare , between all the extra cookies he eats to his habit of overexerting himself (at least on one night in particular).
Instead, make small, healthy changes to your usual holiday festivities to avoid packing on extra pounds or getting sick.
Keep sickness at bay
Buy good gifts
What’s your top holiday survival tip?
Photo credit: Bart Fields  on Flickr
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URLs in this post:
 Small Act: http://www.smallact.com
 that guy is a health nightmare: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/13/santa_n_1136730.html
 don’t stress out: http://blog.aarp.org/2011/11/28/tis-the-season-dont-let-the-holidays-stress-you-out/
 you don’t have to backslide: http://blog.aarp.org/2011/12/09/thin-for-life-how-do-you-avoid-the-not-inevitable-backslide/
 Martina Navratilova’s winter fitness tips: http://www.aarp.org/health/fitness/info-01-2009/Martina_winter_fitness.html
 Hanukkah: http://blog.aarp.org/2011/12/12/eating-right-during-the-festival-of-lights/
 Christmas: http://blog.aarp.org/2011/11/30/sweets-minus-guilt-better-for-you-holiday-cookie-recipes/
 Avoid heartburn: http://blog.aarp.org/2011/11/18/holiday-heartburn-how-to-avoid-it-this-thanksgiving/
 Avoid packing on the pounds at parties: http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/health/9324945-423/foolproof-ways-not-to-pack-on-holiday-pounds.html
 Wash your hands: http://blog.aarp.org/2011/12/07/youre-making-me-sick-and-other-reasons-you-should-wash-your-hands/
 Dial back the stress, get some fresh air, and take care of yourself: http://blog.aarp.org/2011/11/07/hoping-for-a-healthy-winter-follow-these-four-steps/
 Get your flu shot: http://blog.aarp.org/2011/12/05/have-you-gotten-your-flu-shot-yet/
 don’t try thawing your turkey in the clothes dryer: http://blog.aarp.org/2011/11/21/tumble-dry-your-turkey-we-have-better-methods/
 Be careful what toys you buy for the kids and grandkids: http://healthblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/12/tips-for-picking-safe-toys.html
 Consider buying gifts that encourage health and fitness: http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/health/9324174-423/consider-giving-gifts-that-do-a-body-good.html
 Bart Fields: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bartfields/312541706/
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