Though resolutions are known more for their failure than success rates, the New Year offers a fresh start to erase bad habits and instill healthy new ones. Whether you'd like to quit smoking, lose weight, start an exercise routine or fix bad finances, the New Year affords a great opportunity to start anew. Regardless of the goal, successful resolutions are all built on the same foundation.
Thanksgiving is a time to spend with friends and family while eating some delicious food. Unfortunately, physical activity and healthy eating are placed pretty far down the list of priorities. Here are a few simple ways you can incorporate exercise into the Thanksgiving Holiday while still spending time with those you care about.
A tasty turkey is the centerpiece of most Holiday meals, which is why it's especially important for you to learn how to properly cook one. Perfecting turkey cooking technique turns you into a Holiday Master Chef for a few days each year. This step by step guide walks you through the process of safely cooking a healthy Thanksgiving, Christmas or Holiday Turkey.
Holiday food safety starts with properly thawing a frozen turkey. Simply enter the weight of the turkey in pounds and click calculate. A turkey requires approximately 24 hours (1 day) of refrigerated thawing for every 4-5 pounds. Place the turkey on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator in a pan to avoid contaminating other foods. If you are short on time, cold water thawing is a much quicker process. It requires 30 minutes per pound.
There's no rule saying Thanksgiving has to be unhealthy, it simply has to be delicious. The centerpiece of most Thanksgiving Meals starts with the Turkey. Though the turkey on its own is relatively healthy, there are a few tweaks to make the meal even better. Here's a simple and healthy version of the Thanksgiving Turkey.