Thanksgiving—a day we typically associate with over-indulgence in rich foods—is often followed by a day of regret. This year, transform those traditional heavier foods into something light and healthy to help minimize the likelihood of adding extra holiday pounds.
Traditional Dish: Roasted Turkey with Gravy Next Day Transformation: Whole-wheat Turkey Scramble
Traditional Dish: Cranberry Relish Next Day Transformation: Festive Cranberry Smoothie
Traditional Dish: Sweet Potato Casserole Next Day Transformation: Sweet Potato Soup with Mixed Green Salad
By Gina Crome Gina M. Crome, M.S., M.P.H., R.D.
Gina Crome is a Registered Dietitian and ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach. She holds a dual Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology as well as a Masters in Public Health Nutrition from Loma Linda University whereby she received the Selma Andrews Award for Excellence and Professionalism. Over the past 20 years, Gina’s mission has focused on guiding individuals towards gaining a better quality of life. She has previously struggled with her own weight issues and has since lost a total of 172 pounds, driving her passion home to promote healthier lifestyles. Gina is available for media interviews and community appearances and she is the author of various online nutrition and fitness columns.
Join yoga teacher Peggy Cappy as she demonstrates movements to use at home to strengthen muscles and help increase mobility for people who are challenged by arthritis or the stiffness that comes with age or injury.
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Compression wear continues to be at the forefront of triathlon and cycling technology. However, we don’t blame you if you’re wondering if it’s for real or just marketing jargon? But, in the case of ZOOT, it puts its money where its mouth is with a series of compression socks that were designed to enhance your cycling and running. The Recovery 2. 0 CRx Compression Socks are the first step on ZOOT’s compression ladder for anyone looking to dip their toes into the technology. Compression socks are becoming an obvious addition to any endurance athlete’s dresser drawer. After all, compression fabrics stabilize muscles in order to reduce damage during exercise. However, that’s only one part of the compression story. These socks are made from ZOOT’s innovative CRx compression fabric. Graduated in its design, the CRx fabric is made to compress the most at your foot and ease up as it gets closer to your calf. This forces blood flow from the bottom of your legs back to your heart. Essentially, this puts pressure on the muscles, arteries, and veins that are farthest away from the heart, ultimately forcing the body to circulate blood through narrower circulatory channels. So, almost like kinking a hose, it creates arterial pressure, and like when you finally release the kink, blood circulates faster to the heart. This accelerates recovery, by providing more oxygenated blood cells to the oxygen-deprived muscle groupings. The “Y-shaped” heel construction ensures that the heel stays uniform with the rest of the sock as it compresses. The socks were finished with a compressive arch in order to support your foot during efforts. A breathable zone knit on the top of the foot also helps to wick moisture away from your skin to keep your feet dry, which minimizes the risk of blisters. The Zoot Recovery 2. 0 CRx Compression Socks are available in the colors Black Graphite and Black/safety yellow and in the sizes Three, Four, and Five. Please note that sizing is based upon calf circu…
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