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Holiday Stress Binge Eating and Compulsive Eating Disorders

Holiday Stress Can Trigger Binge Eating and Other Compulsive Eating Disorders
For those in recovery from eating disorders, such as compulsive overeating, anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating, holiday stress can be a difficult time. During this joyous time of year, food often becomes the center of various celebrations, and at the end of the evening we are left asking ourselves "Why did I eat so much?" Those dealing with eating disorders sometimes approach the holidays as an all-or-nothing proposition by either severely dieting or restricting themselves, or promising they'll try to lose the weight after the New Year. Overeaters Anonymous (OA) offers those struggling with unhealthy food behaviors support in their recovery during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and throughout the year.OA provides a 12-step program that addresses member's emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being in a safe, anonymous environment. OA members can attend meetings anywhere in the country, around the world, online, or on the phone to help them stay on track, even during...
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Avoiding Common Autumn and Winter Injuries

Avoiding Common Autumn and Winter Injuries
Injuries often occur during the year’s coldest months since the season brings adverse weather, holiday decorating, and winter sports. In particular, falls are a major cause of the season’s injuries. Some falls are more serious than others. For example, if you slip or trip and fall forward, then you may scratch up your hands and knees while breaking the fall.However, if you fall backward you may cause muscle strains or sprains. Here are some tips to help you avoid common autumn and winter injuries that can cause back pain.Holiday Décor The arrival of autumn and winter may inspire you to decorate your home. Unfortunately, hanging decorations could lead to injury if hanging heavy items or items high on the roof. For instance, putting up Christmas lights are a big culprit for unintended injuries.Next time you put up Christmas lights consider using an A-Frame ladder instead of one that leans on the side...
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