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Healthy Holidays

East Cooper    MUSC Health    Roper St Francis    Trident Health

“Health, the greatest of all we count as blessings.”

East Cooper Medical Center, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Roper St. Francis Healthcare, the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) and Trident Medical Center join together this holiday season to bring you healthy tips and dinner options for your holiday celebrations.

A study conducted by the National Institutes of Health in 2000 suggests that Americans probably gain about a pound during the winter holiday season. This extra weight accumulates through the years and can be a major contributor to obesity later in life.

The holiday season poses special risks for those who are already overweight. Studies show that people who are overweight and obese are more likely to gain up to five pounds than those who are not overweight. The knowledge that people actually accumulate a large proportion of their yearly weight gain over the winter holiday season may prove useful in treating overweight and obesity.

To help you control holiday weight gain, chefs from the partnering hospitals have provided healthy dinner options for your work week. Enjoy yourself at weekend holiday parties and limit your intake of unhealthy foods during the week by planning your meals around their recipes!

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