Monthly Spotlight - Healthy Eating Around the Holidays
This month's focus is
"Healthy Eating Around the Holidays"
The holidays are one of our favorite times to eat. Delicious food seems to surround us at every turn. It can be easy to overindulge in our favorite treats. But it is also possible to eat healthy during the holidays, too.
Whether it’s sitting around the family dinner table or munching on endless snacks at a party, the holidays mean food. It can be hard to keep from overdoing it, but it is possible. The American Academy of Family Physicians says, "if you’re hosting a meal or party, or attending one, try these tips (see link below), to keep the holidays healthy.
Here are some other Healthy Holiday Resources:
If you are a caregiver in need of in-home assistance with a homebound elderly adult or disabled citizen, you can contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4339/4377. If you are interested in training to be a self-employed caregiver, you may also contact this phone number.
Sign up for free tobacco cessation classes at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Call 1-443-481-4000 or 1-800-MD-NURSE for more information and to register. These are seven week sessions and free smoking cessation medication is dispensed.
Local Fitness Centers - View Employee Discounts
Anne Arundel Medical Center, is a partner in AACPS’ wellness initiative and offers AACPS employees the same discounts for their exercise classes that their own employees enjoy. View classes and events, then click on “Fitness” to register, or call askAAMC at (443) 481-5555 for more information. For your information, Anne Arundel Medical Center is located at 2001 Medical Parkway, off Jennifer Road (near the Annapolis Mall).
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Learn to Live program encourages County residents to reduce their risk of cancer and other serious illnesses by making healthy lifestyle choices. Materials are available for all ages to help you and your family live a healthier life www.learntolivehealthy.org