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7 simple steps for a healthy, happy 2013 - The Galveston County Daily News : Health

September 18, 2014

7 simple steps for a healthy, happy 2013

Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2012 12:30 am

Statistics tell us the average American gains a lot of weight over the holidays. Many people who usually eat well are pressured by loving hosts to eat high-calorie foods they would never choose on an ordinary day. Let’s look at a few simple steps to stay healthy and make it a lucky 2013:

• Move it! The best time to exercise is before a holiday meal. It gets your metabolism revved-up to burn those calories off faster. Take a trip to the gym or spend an hour walking before you eat. A nice piece of cake will be at least 300 calories. It would take a minimum of 50 minutes of walking for most of us to burn that off.

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