• By Jen O'Hara

Housecall: A Guide to Ingredient Substitutions

December 21, 2015

holiday dinner table with healthy food
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HEALTHY RECIPES
Cranberry spritzer
Spinach-stuffed sole
Glazed root vegetables
Brussels sprouts with shallots and lemon

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Walking for fitness: Staying motivated
Starting a walking program is easy. Sticking with it is trickier. To stay motivated, try these tips: 1. Set goals, such as walking every day or walking for a set amount of time. 2. Make walking enjoyable. Find someone to walk with you or simply soak in the scenery. 3. Vary your routine. If you walk the same route every day, boredom may set in. Instead, mix it up with several different routes. Just remember to be safe: Tell a family member which route you're taking.

Need practical advice on diet and exercise? Want creative solutions for stress and other lifestyle issues? Discover even more healthy lifestyle topics at MayoClinic.org.

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