• By Jen O'Hara

Housecall: Make Fitness Fun

February 8, 2016

women cross-country skiing and exercising in the snow
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES

Fitness: Tips for staying motivated
If you're less driven to hit the gym lately, don't despair. See how making fitness fun and using rewards may help you get back on track.

Compulsive gambling
Did you or a loved one bet on the Super Bowl? Was it a friendly wager or something more? See how compulsive gambling can destroy lives.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Alzheimer's genes: Are you at risk?
Having Alzheimer's genes is just one of the factors involved in developing the disease. Here's what to know.

Canola oil: Does it contain toxins?
Canola is supposed to be a safe choice when it comes to cooking oils. Should you believe Internet health concerns?

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Snack recipes
Slideshow: Age-related vision problems
Bipolar disorder
Common cold

HEALTHY RECIPES
Philly steak sandwich
Tuna steak sandwiches
Chicken sliders
Grilled portobello mushroom burgers

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Chase away the winter blues
In the winter when the days are shorter and the temperatures cooler, do you find yourself wanting to sleep more? Do you feel blue? You may have seasonal affective disorder. Here are three self-help measures to try: 1. Open your shades to let in the sunlight. 2. Head outdoors on sunny days. 3. Include physical activity in your daily routine. If these steps don't help or your symptoms are severe, see your doctor.

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.

Nutrition-wise: ED and nutrition — Understanding the connection
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