Wellness Professionals at the Villas of Manalapan, N.J., Share 7 Tips for Enjoying a Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving

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Wellness Professionals at the Villas of Manalapan, N.J., Share 7 Tips for Enjoying a Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving

Nutritionists at independent- and assisted-living senior community near Staten Island, N.Y.,  provide health-focused holiday suggestions

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y./MANALAPAN, N.J. – Thanksgiving is traditionally a fun-filled holiday highlighting our gratefulness for those we cherish and the simple treasures of life.

However, holiday celebrations may be seasoned with a bit of overindulgence when it comes to eating. With this mind, health and wellness professionals at the Villas of Manalapan, N.J., are sharing the following quick and easy tips to help you enjoy a healthy and happy Thanksgiving:

1. FILL YOUR PLATE WITH HEALTHIER FOOD

Crowd out unhealthy foods by filling up on more nutritious choices. Choose salads, veggies, lean proteins.

2. SELECT A SMALLER PLATE FOR LESS-HEALTHY FOODS

Create automatic portion control by choosing a small-size dish for less-healthy foods.   

3. BE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE

Not only does physical activity rev up metabolism for the extra calories you’re taking in, but it’s an enjoyable activity you can do with family. Go for a walk, play football, or whatever you enjoy. 

4. MAKE HEALTHIER VERSIONS OF THE CLASSICS

Try a new spin on a classic and you may be surprised how delicious it is. 

5. DOUBLE-UP ON VEGGIES

Choose your favorite vegetable and double the portion. 

6. STAY HYDRATED

Hydration is helpful for more than appetite control – it’s great for your overall health, especially when you’re eating saltier and sweeter foods.

7. BE MINDFUL OF WHAT’S IMPORTANT

Remember to focus on important aspects of the holiday: Enjoying the company of family and friends, and feeling thankful for the blessings in your life. 

About the Villas of Manalapan

The Villas of Manalapan is an upscale, world class resort-inspired apartment community offering a range of amenities and services sensitive to the lifestyle, health and daily needs of seniors. Orchestrated by Hackensack Meridian Health, the complex is uniquely focused on wellness and prevention – and ideal for singles and couples alike. The luxurious 100,000-square-foot community offers a unique arrangement of supervision and increased healthcare with onsite physician services. Embracing independent-living, assisted-living, skilled-nursing and memory-care needs on specialized floors, the Villas eliminates the need to relocate elsewhere due to health issues, allowing couples to remain together in a comforting, well-managed, posh environment. The Villas is located at 289 Gordons Corner Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726. For information, or to schedule a tour, the Villas may be reached at 732-847-3920, contacted via www.villashmh.com/contact, and visited online at www.villashmh.com.

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