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Arlington Heights Daily Herald (Newspaper) - November 21, 2005, Arlington Heights, Illinois A Holiday squeeze in exercise Between shopping parties continued from Ohge i so it pays to pay attention to what a in that Glass. If you must Sample the eggnog have just half a cup and done to make it your a drink of choices for the entire party Adolf recommends. Try a wine spritzer which has about 50 calories. Order club soda with a Lime twist. Alternate alcoholic drinks with water or calorie free options. Switching to a no calorie drink could pay off in More ways than one. Keeping a no calorie drink in one hand will make it harder to eat too Many appetizers. Idea is to Start a Holiday tradition that focuses on physical activity rather than food. At the very least incorporate a family stroll into your Holiday plans. Celebrate the first snowfall with a hike through the Woods. Announce a walk after thanksgiving dinner a before anyone gets dessert. Quot you go out for a walk and the family is not All in one room fighting a says Lauri Page fitness supervisor for the Bensenville Park District and owner of syn-ergy3 inc., a wellness company in Wood Dale. A they can talk about the Trees and the snowmen and it takes your mind from All that serious 5. Put Cash on the line 6. Go for the Good stuff if you re a runner a or even a Walker a make it a new Holiday tradition to sign up for an Active event. Running a 5k Turkey Trot will give you some breathing room for herded stuffing later in the Day. Thanksgiving Day runs Are held in Naperville Palatine Antioch and other towns. Paying the entry fee in Advance makes it More Likely you la show up. Or look for a walking tour of decorated Homes. Geneva mount Prospect Naperville Libertyville and Lake Zurich All Host annual House walks featuring Holiday decorations usually in Early december. For a list see fridays real estate Section. These walks might not be a cardiovascular workout but you la Burn More calories than you would baking cookies. The a just a Lithe taste is rarely satisfying especially when it happens to be your favorite pumpkin pie. But theres no Rule that you have to Sample everything on the table and if your family has such a Nile consider suspending it a at least for yourself. Give yourself permission to skip the to hum stuffing if you find the garlic mashed potatoes More captivating. A have your favourites and forgo the rest a Blamer says. Holiday foods tend to be Rich. Butter Cream and sugar add calories fast so it pays to prioritize. Fill your plate with some lean protein vegetables and whole grains so you have plenty of room to indulge in one or two favorite treats. Make them ones that count. A a done to make it All potato casserole dips and cakes or pies a Adolf says. A choose one treat per party.�?�7. Shop for the Burn ordering your gifts via Cata logs or the internet might save your sanity but trekking through the mall parking lot will save your behind. Walking 30 minutes a Day will go a Long Way to Burn off that extra bite of cheesecake. Rev it up by eschewing the easy ride. A in water Tower place people will wait in line to get on the escalator but no one is taking the stairs a Blamer says. A be that person to take the Michael Beaton manager of a new planet fitness opening next month in Naperville suggests incorporating a few Power moves into your shopping trip. A you can take two or three Steps at a time which will increase your strength right there a he says. A instead of using shopping carts hold your own use All those gifts to do a few curls on the Way Back to your car a which you strategically parked As far from the door As possible.8. Squeeze it in no time to exercise not True. Just 30 minutes a Day is enough to keep you from gaining weight Over the holidays. Every Little bit counts. A even 20 minutes is better than nothing a Beaton says. Fitness magazines and web Sites Are packed with simple exercises you can do at Home. Rake the leaves do crunches take your laundry downstairs one sock at a time. Try to pushups when you get out of bed. Or you can multitask. A come in and make your shopping list on the Bike a suggests Page. A a you re going to be sitting at the Kitchen table eating cookies making your list so you might As Well come to the health while wrapping gifts work in a few leg lifts a you la Burn 50 calories by the time you tie your last Bow. Get up every half hour or so for an invigorating stretch. Play music around the House so you feel like moving. A you can Burn some calories just dancing around the Christmas tree a Beaton says. You can work your Core Muscles any time it crosses your mind. Page recommends you get in your car sit up straight and set your rear View Mirror to that height then done to touch it. A it will Force you to sit up straight and tight so your Core will be stronger a she says.9. Flee the food you do yourself no favors by staking out a spot next to the Buffet at the office party. A i Tell people to keep an arms distance or More a Blamer says. Done to have a Candy dish on your desk either. Studies have shown secretaries Are More Likely to eat Candy displayed on their own desks than Candy that a across the room. If you bake cookies done to store them on a plate on the counter. A people leave them out because they look so pretty and they end up eating far More than they realize a Blamer says. A keep them in an opaque Container out of your line of vision maybe on top of the if your Holiday party will include a dessert Buffet make at least one of the offerings fresh fruit a and feature it prominently. Page suggests mixing Low fat Strawberry Yogurt with a Little Cool whip for a dip. Arrange strawberries Melon pineapple and other fruit on a Platter you place at the front of the table. A the kids will go for that before they go for the cookies a says Page. You can also subtly adjust other favorite recipes to Cut the fat and calories. Swap Chicken Stock for butter. Skim the fat off the Gravy. Use condensed milk instead of Cream. Some of these changes Are Subtle enough that few guests will taste the difference a unless you Tell them in which Case they might thank . Find your motivation even though december holds the darkest Days of the year its not that Long till june. A we Tell people to hang a bathing suit in your closet to remind yourself that summer is around die Comer a Beaton says. If that does no to work make a Wager with a Friend Over who will expand his Waistline before new years. Or Start your new years Resolution Early a say right after thanksgiving. Gym crowds tend to Wane in november and december so you la have the treadmills All to yourself. The health club just might be your Serene Oasis in the Holiday hypochondriac a guide is enough to keep you up nights Newsweek been having trouble sleeping agitated its probably nothing a unless its fatal familial insomnia. Rogue proteins attack your Gialamus preventing you from sleeping and ultimately killing you. But wait there a More the disease is inherited so if a rela Tive died of it you re bound to develop Ordinary insomnia lying awake wondering is it die espresso a or am i about to discover total dementia there Are 44 other afflictions a autoimmune bacterial parasitic viral genetic toxic a outlined in Quot the hypochondriac a pocket guide to horrible diseases you probably already have Bloomsbury $14.95and author Dennis Diclaudio makes you wince and Giggle at each diagnosis. Fear not those with enter basis the pinworms a just want to be left alone to live inside your Colon. Its not really much with which to concern Diclaudio got the guide idea researching infectious and tropical diseases for a medical publisher in Philadelphia where he a worked for More than two years. His reporting has infected him with a a certain amount of new worry although he says most of the conditions he details a happen elsewhere in the world to More unfortunate people. Hypochondria is a first world problem. People have the luxury of being hypochondriac Al As opposed to actually being but hey we be got real potential problems Here. Like our seafood. Nausea headache Check out Page 164 a amnesic shellfish poisoning a in which you eat some bad scallops and then forget you had anything to eat at its enough to make you lose your appetite. Though if you do you May have bacillary Angioma Tosis cyclic vomiting syndrome or furious rabies. What a Handy Index. Beth Sylvester . Radiologist Mammogram is digital Here. And nowhere else. A gum Graytak Jug shrill Vernon him Khan a May Lait for it pm hop4tj \%4j Lake Forest Hospital is the Only Hospital in Lake county that offers All digital mammography. Other hospitals still rely primarily on conventional film mammograms for screening but Lake Forest Hospital is All digital at All four of our imaging locations. And it matters. A groundbreaking study now reported in the new England journal of Medicine finds that two out of three women will get a More accurate screening with a digital Mammogram because the digital image can be computer manipulated and assessed in ways film cannot. The extra accuracy of digital mammography was a big investment for us but we know How much it matters to you. And we care. Call 847 535-8000 for an Forest Hospital advanced caring close at hand f

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