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Try these movements if you are experiencing pain. Helps With Low Back Pain EXERCISE ESSENTIALS Relieve Aches & Pains In Minutes Without Pain Medication! PRONE ON ELBOWS Lying face down, slowly raise up and prop yourself up on your elbows. Hold for 8 seconds. Repeat 8 times. QUADRUPED ALTERNATE LEG While in a crawling position, slowly draw your leg back behind you as you straighten your knee. Repeat 8 times on both sides.

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With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it is easy to skip your regular exercise routine or reach for some less-then-healthy treats. But don’t panic. Here are 12 Nutrition Tips of Christmas to help you stay focused, on track, and healthy this holiday season! 1: Don’t skip all of your favorite holiday treats; just consume smaller portions of them. 2: Offer to bring a favorite low-calorie dish to holiday parties so you can enjoy it. 3: Don’t try to lose weight during the holidays. Focus on weight maintenance. 4: Limit your intake of alcohol and other high calorie drinks such as eggnog and punch. Instead choose water, tea, or calorie-free beverages. 5: Make an effort to maintain your regular exercise program throughout the holidays. 6: Eat a small meal or snack before arriving at a holiday party. This will keep you from being overly hungry resulting in overeating. 7:Eat slowly! It takes your stomach 20 minutes to realize it is full. 8:Leave fresh fruit around the house to decrease the urge to pick on holiday sweets. 9: Make traditional holiday recipes with low-fat substitutions to decrease the calorie and fat content: substitute oil or butter with applesauce, use low-fat creams and milks, use herb to add flavor instead of fat. 9 Nutrition Tips for Christmas NUTRITION TIPS

Roasted Sweet Potato Soup With Pistachio

• 2 quarts low-sodium chicken stock • 1/4 cup orange juice and 1 tablespoon grated zest • 3/4 cup pistachios • 2 scallions • 2 tablespoons mint leaves • Pinch cayenne pepper • 1/2 cup olive oil

Ingredients • 4 pounds sweet potato • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil • Kosher salt • 4 medium carrots, diced • 1 medium onion

• 5 cloves garlic • 2 sprigs sage

Directions Preheat oven to 300°F. Toss sweet potato with 4 tablespoons vegetable oil and salt. Spread sweet potato on 2 rimmed baking sheets and bake for 1 hour. Increase oven temperature to 375°F and cook until sweet potatoes are tender and lightly browned around the edges, about 25 minutes. In a large pot, heat remaining 2 tablespoons vegetable oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add carrot, onion, garlic, sage, and a generous pinch of salt and cook, stirring, until vegetables are just tender. Add sweet potatoes and stock and bring to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes until vegetables are very tender. Discard sage, if using. Add orange juice. Blend soup until smooth. Season with salt. In a mixing bowl, stir together pistachios, orange zest, scallions, mint, and cayenne pepper. Fold in olive oil and season with salt. Serve soup, spooning pistachio salsa on top.

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