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Health for the Holidays
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 | Maria Kovell
 

Combating the overindulgent eats, drinks and habits of the holidays can be difficult. Near impossible, really. Even for the athlete or health nut, winter months can pose challenges to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

As much as we are influenced by the unhealthy temptations around us, though, there are just as many tools to aid us in staying on the Nice list of personal health. Here’s to avoiding a holiday heart attack, or at least preventing a Santa doppelganger:

-  Put a healthy spin on winter woes. ‘Tis also the season of giving the gift of fitness, or traveling without throwing all your well-being standards out the frosted car window.

-  Shop the growing trend of mobile fitness apps. Adidas’ miCoach, for example, helps you build a personalized training program. The app allows you to personalize a verbal running buddy and record your progress over time.

-  Get others involved in healthy habits that you can count on. Even if you don’t find bottles of Fish Oil and multivitamins in your stocking each year like me, the holidays are an excellent time to gather information about your family medical history.

-  Compile your personal health record (if you haven’t already) and check it twice. Sticking to personal health goals is even more manageable with a true sense of your overall health, and it will be an invaluable resource for the future.


Tags   fitness, athletes, personalhealthrecord, healthinformation, phr


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Welcome to the Athletes’ PHR blog. This communication forum will provide you with a connection to health information management professionals for information and new ideas to better manage your personal healthcare. As the blog grows, you will be able to connect with other athletes to share experiences and exchange ideas about best practices for managing your health and personal health information to help you reach your peak performance.

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Marsha Dolan, Valerie Watzlaf, Cindy Boester, Heidi Shaffer, Julie Wolter, Margaret Hennings, Colleen Goethals, Vera Rulon, Leah Grebner, Robert Caban, Mynilma Olivera-Vazquez, Amanda Bushey, Margie Kelly, Donna DuLong, Sarah Dietze, Valisha McFarlane, Maria Kovell, Ted Eytan, Leann Reynolds, Laura Heuer, Kristin Stewart, Derek Allen, Chris Matthies, Margo Corbett, Craig Newmark, Sarah Buelterman, Skyler Tanner, Aniruddha Malpani, Joan Malling, Marilyn McFarlane, Megan Rooney, Patrick Rhone, Dr. Carrie Nelson, Maria Bouselli, Erin Jordan

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