Hello, gourd-geous! Please enjoy our blogger’s attempts to squeeze as numerous Halloween puns as is practicable into one story, together with our gratuities for a safe, health October.
Happy October! Here in the U.S.( and, increasingly, outside ), we’re getting ready for Halloween–in my opinion, the best holiday of the year. But I live in Salem, Massachusetts, and now we do Halloween all month long. Halloween: It’s not a era, it’s a lifestyle.
So in the spirit of the month, here are some spooktacular tips-off for remaining health and fa-boo-lous this boo-tiful holiday season.
Read a terrifying tale
Need some motivation to pick up some healthful garbs? Our friend Penn Jillette shored in the hospital on Halloween 2014 due to scary high blood pressure, and now he’s back to reflect on what the vacation means to him today.
Say “boo” to carbohydrate
I know–why? Get this: The average American exhausts almost 152 pounds of sugar in one year. All that carbohydrate means we’re more at risk for potentially dangerous conditions like obesity and diabetes, which can lead to cardiovascular editions, heart attacks, stroke, blindness, and other not-very-fun stuff.
So how can you detox? We’ve got some tip-off on how to go sugar free–and here’s one to start: Try going seven days–or three, or even one–without any added refined sugar. That means whatever is in your fruits and vegetables is okay, but no sugar, cakes or cookies.
“BUT I AM A SUGAR MONSTER, ” you’re saying. “SUGAR Monster NEED SUGAAAAR.” I feel you. Now are some not-terrible-for-you Halloween snack projects, with options for retaining the focus on fruit and veg–such as pumpkin pie and baked apples, which are never a bad thing.
BTW, pumpkin is super-healthy. You probably know it’s full of vitamin A and C, but did you know the magnesium in pumpkin might help you reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes? It can also improve heart health and prepare your scalp seek better to boot. Check out our healthy pumpkin recipes for some ideas.
And we know that pumpkin gets a lot of love.( And make it be known that pumpkin spice–meaning cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice–is really good for you. So no remorse !) But sweet potatoes are also nutritional powerhouses, with vitamins A, C, calcium, potassium, and iron to boot.
Finally, raise your intents with some tricked-out plows.
Seriously, what better occasion than fall to get off your slothful bones and try something new–in dres? Check out a fib from a real Withings employee who runs in an annual Halloween 5K for donation. Or why not attach a zombie run? Or a Game of Thrones workout–the show may be over, but the absces muscles can live on.
And if you merely need some insight( we are all familiar with, it’s hard to get out of the house to exercise when the forecast is bad ), check out our post on the benefits of exercising in colder condition.
Have an[ insert pun here] Halloween!
Image: The Boston office recently had a gathering to celebrate the 10 -year Withings anniversary with visitors from the Paris and Hong Kong offices
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