‘Tis the Season to Be Healthy

BethDecember doesn’t have to derail your fitness gains.

Winter is here. Shorter, colder days often mean more time spent indoors and being less active. Party-filled, it’s also the time of year where gaining a few pounds is the norm. But it doesn’t have to be that way. And this issue is here to give you a fresh perspective. From packing a little protein and more goodness into your holiday cookies to encouraging your kids to get off the couch, there are so many ways to celebrate the season without compromising the feel-good, high-energy health that you enjoy the rest of the year. Here’s a look at what’s inside:

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