Experts say shorter days and less sunlight may disrupt circadian rhythms and bring on the blues. One nonprescription fix: Exercise.
Research shows that healthy-weight adults gain only about a pound during the holidays, but tend not to lose it.
To ward off those party pounds, stick to one alcoholic drink and one serving of lighter fare, such as spiced nuts and burger sliders, Toby Amidor, R.D., recommends.
Cranberries are a fantastic source of both vitamin C and certain phyto-chemicals that fight bacteria and are good for you in any form: as juice, dried, in sauces or relishes. Fresh berries are even higher in vitamin C than cooked ones, so why not give them a try?
Finely chop and toss them in with tuna salad, tartar sauce, or cole slaw.
The Party Dress Workout includes “3-2-1” cycling intervals: three minutes of climbing, two of speed drills, and one minute of rest. (You’ll need it!)
The Swiss Ball Pullover (below), is your secret weapon.