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: Cape Gazette HEALTH & FITNESS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16- THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014 2~ Tips for a healthy holiday season Holiday treats can tempt the most well-intentioned palates. To avoid holiday weight gain, the Delaware Division of Pub- lic Health advises adopting a healthy eating strategy and giv- ing gifts that help your loved ones stay healthy. Studies show that holiday weight gain is often permanent. To curb your appetite, don't go to a party hungry; eat something healthy before departing. Try sal- sa or low-fat dips. Fresh berries, apple slices, citrus wedges, figs, and dates satisfy a sweet tooth. Unsweetened nuts, sunflow- er seeds, and toasted pumpkin seeds provide crunch and valu- able nutrients. The 5-2-1 Almost None campaign recommends that ev- eryone eat five or more fruits and vegetables each day and limit recreational screen time to two hours each day (this includes TV, computer, and gaming). Drinking plenty of water helps stomachs feel full and hydrates skin dur- ing the season when skin is drier due to cold weather outside and heated homes inside. Increasing physical activity reduces the risk for chronic dis- eases, including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cer- tain cancers, while improving mental health and wellness. To prevent obesity in children, it is important for children to lead physically active lifestyles and not consume too many calories. Obese children are at increased risk for developing high cho- lesterol, high blood pressure (hypertension), type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and many other conditions and diseases. For fun and easy physical activity ideas, go to www.getu- panddosomething.org. To encourage a healthy start in 2015, DPH shares a few health- conscious gift ideas for healthy movement: A pedometer or fitness track- er bracelet and water bottle An adjustable jump rope or resistance cord kit Workout mat and towel for yoga and Pilates enthusiasts Exercise cards or dice that suggest activities Gym or health club member- ships for a full or partial year For those working out at home, a kettlebell or a pull-up bar to hang in a doorway Paid registration fees for fit- ness classes A bicycle and helmet. Try tips for healthy eating: A crock pot and nonstick pans and skillets to reduce or eliminate using oil when cooking Cookbooks of healthy reci- pes, including vegetarian and vegan meals A gift basket of fresh and dried fruits, nuts, and vegetables Kitchen gadgets such as juicers, mini blenders, and a veg- etable slicer that cuts squash and other vegetables. BAYHEALTH OPENS HOLIDAY SEASON WITH FESTIVAL OF TREES DON'T MISS THE CHANCE TO WIN a fully decorated holiday tree at Bay- health's eighth annual Festival of Trees. This year's festival features more than 60 sensational trees adorned with lights, tinsel, ribbons, ornaments, and bells at both Kent General and Milford Memorial hospitals. Hospital departments have donated and decorated the trees. Past tree themes have included Countries Around the World, Toyland, Snowmen, an- gels, Skiers' Paradise, and The Grinch. The Festival of Trees runs through noon, Friday, Dec, 19, when the raffle winners will be announced and lucky winners will take home their trees. Proceeds from the festival support Bayhealth's Chaplaincy Fund, a pro- gram that assists Bayhealth employees in times Of distress or economic hardship. The public can purchase raffle tickets ($1 each or six for $5) at both Bayhealth campuses. At Kent General Hospital, trees are on display in front of the Cancer Cen- ter and Pavilion, on the first and second floors. Tickets are available at the Gift Shop, Outpatient Pharmacy, and Main Lobby Welcome Desk. At Milford Memorial Hospital, trees are on display in the gift shop lobby area. Tickets are available at the Guest Relations Desk and the Nursing Ad- ministration Department. For more information about the Festival of Trees, call 302-744-7085. SUBMITTED PHOTO mil prac ic is pleased to announce the e 20251 John J. Williams Highway Monday, December 15th Thank you to everyone for your understanding and support during this challenging time. The entire practice, including the Millsboro office, the Lewes office, and the temporary office on Mitchell Street in Millsboro, will be closed for all business on Friday, December 12th and Saturday, December 13th. There will be no walk-in hours on Saturday, December 13th to allow for the move from our temporary office back to Lewes. The temporary office on Mitchell Street in Millsboro will be permanently closed as of December 12th but our regular office in Millsboro will be open for business as usual on December 15th. We will resume Saturday walk-in hours for problem visits for all Mid-Atlantic Family Practice patients on Saturday, December 20th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in our Lewes office. We will no longer have Saturday walk-in hours in our Millsboro office after December 6th. Starting on Monday, January 3rd, 2015, we will begin walk-in hours in our Lewes office for all of our patients with acute problems Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 11:30 am (except for holidays). We would like to offer our special thanks to those who helped during the past several months to allow us to return to Lewes before the end of this year. Our new office was beautifully rebuilt on schedule by C-F-S Construction using the same plans from our onginal building with very few changes. :i