KEEP Healthy

Fall 2012

Holiday PartyKEEP Healthy During the Holidays with 6 Do's and Don'ts

Gobble, gobble. 'Tis the season for social gatherings! Don't wait until the New Year to shed a few pounds or start exercising. Instead, maintain healthy habits year-round and throughout the holidays with the National Kidney Foundation's 6 do's and don'ts for KEEPing healthy during the holidays.

Slow CookerMexican Slow Cooker Chicken

Time is of the essence around the holidays, so try this easy-to-make, kidney-friendly crock pot delight – shredded Mexican chicken. The good news: prep time is minimal, so you can set it and forget it – clean the house, trim the tree, or spin the dreidel. Go about your day any way you choose and a delicious homemade meal will be waiting for you.

TurkeyTest Your IQ

The holidays are filled with a cornucopia of comfort foods. On average, which of these traditional holiday foods contains the most sodium per serving? Take our quick quiz to test your salt IQ.

  1. 1 slice of pumpkin pie
  2. 1/2 cup of stuffing
  3. 1 serving turkey with gravy (3.5 oz. turkey + 1 T. gravy)
  4. 1/2 cup of mashed potatoes

Ask the Doctor with Dr. Spry

Giving and sharing may be the theme throughout the holiday season, but most of us prefer to skip the shared germs. Dr. Spry offers his expertise and suggestions on how to avoid getting sick during the holidays. Read his tips on how to stay healthy and find out who he recommends receive a flu shot this year.

*KEEP Healthy offers general health information. Before you start any diet or exercise plan, you should consult your doctor, dietitian or other healthcare professional.