Women: Tips for Handling Holiday Stress

If you’re “dashing through the snow” this holiday season, chances are you’re experiencing stress — especially if you’re a woman. Women are vulnerable to stress due to: Socialization. Women are taught to nurture others and spend less time caring for themselves. They often feel guilty saying “no.” Too many hats. About 70 percent of married women … Read More

3 Anger Management Tips

Let’s face it. We all get mad every once in a while. But it’s how you handle the anger that can change the outcome. Scott Bea, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist at Cleveland Clinic, says that often our inability to control anger is inherited, but the key is developing the skills to control it.  He offers … Read More

Have a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from the Health Hub team. The recipes and blog posts below feature everything from tips for avoiding holiday stress to healthy versions of your favorite recipes. Holiday health tips and stress strategies 8 Tips for a Better Family Health HistoryWhen you gather around the table with your family this Thanksgiving, don’t just ask … Read More

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Stressed This Holiday? Stop Pressuring Yourself

Around Thanksgiving, the buildup of holiday stress begins for a lot of us. There are gifts to buy — which can be particularly stressful if you venture out on Black Friday — parties to plan, and lots of activities to try to squeeze in between now and New Year’s Day. But psychologist Michael McKee, PhD, … Read More

2 Holiday Foods With Health Benefits

If you’ve traditionally passed on the sweet potato dish in favor of white potatoes on Thanksgiving, you should reconsider this year.  That’s because you’d be missing out on the many health benefits these nutritional superstars have to offer. Sweet potatoes contain an abundance of orange-hued carotenoids, such as beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant. And adding a … Read More

Recipe: Low-Fat Pumpkin Pie

Orange-colored fruits and vegetables, including pumpkin, are an excellent source of beta carotene. In our bodies, beta carotene is either converted to vitamin A or into an antioxidant. Vitamin A helps support a healthy immune system and healthy vision. As an antioxidant it will neutralize damaging free radicals. No need to feel too guilty about … Read More

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12 Strategies for Healthy Holiday Eating

Eating healthy over the holidays isn’t easy, and parties and buffets present the greatest challenge. Dining in a group causes the average person to eat about 40 percent more calories than he or she normally would alone. And we all know that during the holidays there is a lot of group noshing! Here are 12 … Read More

Recipe: Holiday Zinfandel Chia Onion Relish

Serve this colorful, flavorful relish at Thanksgiving in place of the standard cranberry relish that is high in calories and simple carbohydrates. The onions and zinfandel give this dish unexpected sweetness and a fabulous taste. Our holiday relish has zero carbohydrates — and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids from the chia seeds as a bonus. Ingredients … Read More