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Keys to Staying Healthy During the Holiday Season, Finding balance can preserve one’s well-being - Source Connection News Papers

Posted on Dec 18,2012
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Students participate in PHED 108: Weight Training and Body Conditioning at the RAC on Fairfax campus. Photo by Alexis Glenn/Creative Services/George Mason University Alexis Glenn

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By Marilyn Campbell


ARLINGTON - Food, festivities and friends are synonymous with the holidays. However, celebrations can take a toll on your health.

“The holidays are times of rush and chaos and of thinking of everyone but yourself,” said Michelle Walters-Edwards, department chair and association professor of health and human performance at Marymount University in Arlington.

Health and fitness experts say that even during the hustle and bustle of the season, it is possible to stay healthy and energized. It just takes a little focus.

“I may be stating the obvious, but exercise is the key to staying healthy during the holidays,” said Rosa Ganey, a nurse health educator for Fairfax County Health Network and a Burke resident.

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