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6C Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 UUtletm, Record, Progressive, Reporter Banner Lassen Medical Center Health Matters Ask the Expert: HealthyHolidays What tips do you recommend for enjoying the holiday season without being over-indulgent? The holidays are a wonderful time for us to gather with family and friends to celebrate. With these celebrations come family favorite foods that are often loaded with calories and fat. If you have been working hard to eathealthy t01ose or maintain your weight, the spread at a holiday party can be a huge temptation. Along with feeling uncomfortably fund on the verge of a food coma, over-indulging can also pose health risks, such as increased risk of a heart attack, gallbladder problems, diabetic complications and drowsiness- or alcohol-related traffic accidents. ,, To help you avoid some common pitfalls, here are a few easy tips to enjoying your holiday season in a healthy way: ); Stay or become active. Start or increase your exercise routine and remain active through the holiday season. Eat a light, healthy snack before heading to a party. Sitting down to a meal with an empty stomach significantly increases the likelihood that you will overeat. ,, Bring a healthy holiday recipe you enjoy to the gathering. Drink p!elnl W f yyat.e r. Alon ih keeping yo u hydrated and making your stomach feel full, drinking water can limit your alcohol consumption, and the calories that come with it. ,, Choose your portions wisely. Keeping your portions small, , relatively low in fat and calories, and reasonably healthy allows you to sample more of the foods you love. ,, Choose the fruits and vegetables when available. They are high in fiber, take longer to chew and will help you feel full. Eat slowly. With all the tasty food in front of you, it is easy to want to dig in. However, savoring your food by eating slowly allows you to feel full before diving into a second helping. About the expert v Darlene Dougherty, MS, RD, is a contracted medical nutrition therapist at Banner Lassen Medical Center. To learn more about nutrition and to find recipes, visit our Health Info section at www.bannerhealth.com. )tf00Ba0000.00ner Managing your hearth care just got a Lot easier! MyBanner gives Banner Hearth patients secure onUne access that tets you manage your hearth care with just a few dicks. You can access MyBanner 24/7 to: Schedute an appointment. Review your hearth summary inctuding commonty accessed health information. Request past medica| record information. How do I register? 1 Visit Banner Lassen Medicat Center to obtain your enrollment PIN. = Enrott with your PIN ontine at www.bannerheatth.com/mybanner. Annual Community. Food Drive Dec. 13 ..1 p.m.- 7 p.m. Bring your non-perishable food items to Banner Lassen Medical Center's Lassen/Shasta Room. Donated food will go to Food-4-Families to assist in making holiday food baskets for senior citizens and families in need throughout Lassen County. Santa and his elves are very excited to see everyone this year. Enjoy cookies, cider, and cocoa. Hope to see you there! Free photo with Santa with donation of a non-perishable food item (Limit 1 photo per person) Banner Lassen Medical Center 1800 Spring Ridge Dr., Susanville www.bannerhealth.com/Lassen