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Healthy Holidays: Thanksgiving

Here's to Health and Happiness! Ways to enjoy a healthier and happier Thanksgiving holiday. Scroll through our Thanksgiving blogs, videos and more!

Feasting & Fitness

Thanksgiving Bingo: Fitness for the Whole Family

Thanksgiving is a time to sit back, relax and have fun. Will you have regrets? Be overstuffed (like a turkey)? In an effort to help get rid of the post-Turkey Day blues, we're going to help you work it off along the way.

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9 No-Stress Ways to Slim Down Your Thanksgiving Feast

As we all know, Thanksgiving is fast approaching, which means lots of turkey and other festive favorites! You may be feeling overwhelmed by the prospects of high-fat foods in your future, but with a few ideas for making your Thanksgiving fare lighter, you might not feel so unprepared for the holidays after all.

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Franciscan Health Employee Holiday Spirit Satisfies Hunger in Northwest Indiana

The Thanksgiving holiday spirit is alive and well at Franciscan Health Crown Point and its Franciscan Health St. Clare Health Clinic Crown Point, as some 78 hospital and Franciscan Physician Network departments contributed to an annual Thanksgiving food drive for clinic families that has been taking place approximately 20 years.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Tips for People Who Have Diabetes

People who have diabetes can have a healthy and safe Thanksgiving dinner if they follow certain guidelines. 

Here are some tips that may help.

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Pumpkin Seeds Add Variety, Color to Snacks and Dishes

In search of a healthy holiday snack? Look no further than a small handful of toasted pumpkin seeds! These seeds are great sources of magnesium, which is important for muscle function and bone health. They also are an excellent source of potassium, a nutrient that helps control blood pressure.

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Overindulge During the Thanksgiving Holiday?

Did you overindulge during the Thanksgiving holiday? Here are various ways in which to burn OR save 100 calories! (Aim to burn at least 300 in a workout, 5 days week if you can!)

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Thanksgiving Menu Tune-Up

Holidays bring joy - and food anxiety. How to cook, how to serve, and, finally, how much? In an era when we all seem to be on a diet, do you give in and make everything Grandma did?

Today's goal is not to re-create a Norman Rockwell painting, but to make a festive meal you will be happy to serve on Thanksgiving Day.

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Drink Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and Eggnog Too, Without Gaining Weight

You don't have to give up your favorite, once-a-year refreshments. With these tips you can fit liquid treats into your diet without packing on holiday pounds.

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9 Tips for Managing Your Nutrition for the Holiday Season

The holidays are approaching fast. This time of year presents additional food challenges for most of us. To help you achieve control; be mindful, and focus on your daily nutrition during the holiday season. 

Here are some tips that may help. 

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Videos

Making You a Priority

Setting priorities becomes even more challenging during the busy holiday season. Franciscan Physician Network psychologist Carol Wroblewski shares tips on making yourself a priority this holiday.

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Seasonal Eating: Enjoying Vegetables in Fall and Winter

Just because many farmers markets have closed for the season doesn't mean that you have to sacrifice health or taste. Julia Engle, a registered dietitian from the Franciscan Weight Loss Center in Indianapolis, offers tips on how to incorporate produce in your diet in the fall and winter months.

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Gratitude Makes Us Joyful

At Franciscan Health, the best part of our day is seeing everyone smile! 

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