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Gundersen offers tips for creating a healthy holiday season


Mon, Dec 21st, 2015
Posted in All Features

For many people, the holiday season can be stressful. Shopping, decorating, writing cards, baking holiday treats, making travel plans and entertaining family and friends all add to a list that’s already full. But healthcare experts at Gundersen Health System say you can help manage holiday stress with the following suggestions and enjoy this wonderful time of the year.

Avoid overeating and

drinking

Big family meals and holiday treats of every variety can make overeating and drinking tough to avoid, but there are simple steps you can take to consume in moderation and avoid packing on extra pounds.

Eat something light before leaving for a holiday party so you don’t overeat once you get there.

For a potluck party, bring a healthy dish to pass.

Don’t deprive yourself. It’s fine to sample holiday goodies, but remember portion size.

If you drink alcoholic beverages, drink in moderation. Don’t drive after drinking, and don’t ride with a driver who has been drinking.

If you are hosting a holiday party, serve creative and enticing non-alcoholic options.

Prioritize tasks

Set reasonable expectations about what you can or cannot accomplish during the holidays.

Ask yourself, “What do I need to check off my list to enjoy the holidays?” If baking treats and sending out cards isn’t at the top of the list and you find you don’t have time to get to them, don’t worry about it.

It’s ok to delegate duties, too. For example, you don’t have to cook the entire holiday dinner. Ask other family members to bring a dish for the meal.

Budget, budget, budget!

To avoid the stress of overspending this holiday season, develop a budget. Have conversations with your family about realistic gift giving. Also, don’t spend more than you can afford.

Instead of buying gifts, give the gift of time by offering to clean, shovel snow or help a loved one, friend or neighbor with other projects around their home. Other gift alternatives include baked goods, crafts or a donation to someone’s favorite charity.

Care for your body

If you take care of your body, your body will take care of you. Avoid fatigue and a lowered immune system by getting enough sleep and keeping a regular exercise routine.

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Employers add 7,200 jobs in November Unemployment rate falls to 3.5%, lowest level in nearly 15 years

Mon, Dec 21st, 2015
Posted in All Features

ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 7,200 jobs in November, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Those figures, combined with October figures that we ..... 
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Minnesota fire fatalities at highest level since 2011

Mon, Dec 21st, 2015
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Three deaths in as many days have pushed fire fatalities in Minnesota to their highest level since 2011. Fifty-one people have died in fires in 2015 compared to 43 this time last year. With some of the most dangerous weeks ahead for residential bl ..... 
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Boots & Badges has gone to press

Mon, Dec 21st, 2015
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“It’s been put to bed,” as we say in the printing industry. After nearly 13 months of what can best be described as a community-wide project, Boots & Badges: Honoring Fillmore County Veterans has been sent to press. It’s not every day tha ..... 
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A beauty shop for your car

Mon, Dec 21st, 2015
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Don and Dorrie Besse love cars. In July of 2014 they sold the business they owned for nearly 30 years, Preston Service Plus. Don worked there for 42 years and Dorrie for about 30 years. The couple has worked well together over the years and continue ..... 
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A beauty shop for your car

Mon, Dec 21st, 2015
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Don and Dorrie Besse love cars. In July of 2014 they sold the business they owned for nearly 30 years, Preston Service Plus. Don worked there for 42 years and Dorrie for about 30 years. The couple has worked well together over the years and continue ..... 
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Harmony Bloodmobile collects 44 units

Mon, Dec 14th, 2015
Posted in Harmony Features

The blood drive held in Harmony on December 1, 2015, succeeded in collecting 44 units of blood. There were 43 donors that presented and four first-time participants. Congratulations to these three donors who reached the following milestones: • ..... 
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USDA issues safety-net payments to Minnesota farmers facing market downturn

Mon, Dec 14th, 2015
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USDA Minnesota Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Executive Director, Jane Ray, announced that approximately 92,000 Minnesota farms who enrolled in the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill will soon begin receiving financial assis ..... 
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CEDA wins $15,000 “Strong Community” award

Mon, Dec 14th, 2015
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Community and Economic Development Associates (CEDA), a Chatfield, Minn. based non-profit economic development firm, was announced as the $15,000 winner of the Federal Home Loan Bank Des Moines (FHLB Des Moines) Strong Communities Award for its work ..... 
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