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Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving and the holiday season upon us, one thing that most of us try to avoid is holiday weight gain. Weight can impact your health in many ways, including the health of your bones and joints. When a person is even slightly overweight, it can add stress to their joints, especially their weight-bearing joints like the knees and hips. For example, every pound of weight gained puts an extra 3-5 pounds of pressure on knee joints.

So how do you make it through holiday gatherings filled with sweets and indulgences without packing on extra pounds? Follow these tips for eating healthy during the holidays.

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Three Ways to Exercise with Arthritis

If you suffer from arthritis, the pain and stiffness in your joints may prevent you from thinking about an exercise routine. However, exercise is crucial for those with arthritis. Exercise has a number of health benefits, including decreased pain and fatigue, increased strength and flexibility, and improved ability to manage symptoms or prevent injury. Below are three ways you can safely exercise with arthritis.

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Healthy Tips for Celtics Fans

As the Boston Celtics begin their season, fans are excited to celebrate. Whether you’ll be watching games this season at the Garden or from home, here are a few tips to make sure you have a safe and fun time.

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Pumpkins: More Nutritious Than You May Think

There is more to pumpkins than the delicious pie filling on the Thanksgiving table, or the pumpkin spiced latte at your favorite coffee shop. In fact, nutrient dense pumpkins are one of the healthiest foods of the season. Here are a few surprising health benefits of pumpkins.

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Nutritious Ways to Brown Bag Your Lunch

Purchasing your lunch can encourage poor food choices like eating unhealthy fast-food. When eating out you are often given larger portion sizes with unhealthy sides such as chips or French fries. However, when you brown bag your lunch you can have more control over your meal, can choose healthier ingredients and have influence over your portions. Not sure what to pack? Here are a few tips on what to bring for a nutritious meal.

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