Answers to Common Holiday Health Questions

Premier Physician Network providers answer frequently asked questions about holiday health.

What should a person do if they gained weight during the holidays but want to take it off?

It can be easy to gain weight during the holiday season. However, those pounds that went on easily can be much harder to take back off.

Hard work, dedication, and a determination to not give up all are important in taking the weight back off, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesOff Site Icon(HHS).

Healthy eating should become a priority, according to the HHS. Fill your plate with healthy options, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and lean meats, and avoid eating high fat and fried foods.

Returning to or increasing physical activity into your daily routine will also help you work off holiday weight, according to the HHS. Don’t let winter weather push you toward a sedentary lifestyle. Find what motivates you to get moving and stick with it.

Talk to your doctor for more information about what steps you can take to work off extra holiday pounds.

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Source: Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Ann DeClue, MD, Ann DeClue, MD; Andrew Diller, MD, Brookville Family Care; Joshua Ordway, MD, Franklin Family Practice; Christopher Lauricella, DO, Family Medicine of Vandalia