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Health & Fitness

Health November 2018

Enjoy living the healthy life with solutions and advice from the experts at HEALTH magazine! Each issue is packed with smart and fun new ways to stay in terrific shape, look amazing and discover tasty (and healthy!) things to eat. For annual or monthly subscriptions (on all platforms except iOS), your subscription will automatically renew and be charged to your provided payment method at the end of the term unless you choose to cancel. You may cancel at any time during your subscription in your account settings. If your provided payment method cannot be charged, we may terminate your subscription.

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1 min.
savor these days

As we head into the holiday season, traditions play a big role in many of our lives. I know that for my kids, Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without Grandma’s stuffing (it really is the best). And ever since some fitness-minded neighbors in my town started a half marathon a few years ago, running it the Saturday after Turkey Day has become a favorite tradition of mine. Traditions add richness and meaning—but trying new things does too. And, in this issue, we have lots of ways you can branch out, especially when it comes to food. Add one of our delicious lightened-up sides (page 84) to your feast (or any other dinner this winter!). Start your days right with the breakfasts that nutritionists make for themselves (page 41). If you have…

1 min.
put the “thanks” in thanksgiving

GET SPECIFIC Have guests volunteer a favorite experience they had with someone at the table, suggests Barbara Greenberg, PhD, a clinical psychologist in Fairfield County, Connecticut. “Remember that time I visited you in D.C., and we went on a run together? That is such a happy memory!” Details like this will make people feel special and appreciated. PERSONALIZE A TABLECLOTH Etiquette expert Maralee McKee, founder of mannersmentor.com, suggests buying a sturdy white vinyl tablecloth and handing out Sharpies. Guests can write what they are grateful for or excited about that year. “Reading it is a highlight of the holiday. We’re always surprised by the memories it brings back of good things we have forgotten,” she says. “One of our tablecloths has my late stepfather’s writing on it. It’s sad for a few minutes,…

1 min.
laura formisano

On a perfect fall day: I’d head to my parents’ house, where my whole family is hanging out on the deck with wine and small bites. Go-to Thanksgiving dish: I make a creamy spinach casserole with my mom. It’s always a hit. I’m thankful for: My 14 cousins! I’m lucky to have so many built-in best friends. Chilly-weather essentials: Smith’s Rosebud Salve. Everlane cashmere crew sweaters. And lots of candles, to remind me of summer nights at the beach.…

1 min.
who we’re following on insta

@cinnamonsnail “I never thought I would actually enjoy vegan desserts, until I found the Cinnamon Snail. One bite—or scroll down the mouthwatering page—and you’ll be hooked too.” —Olivia Barr, photo editor @willitlookgoodonmetho “The witty BFFs behind this account post selfies that show what the same lipstick or gloss looks like on different skin tones. Genius!” —Susan Brickell, assistant editor @furrybotanist “Pets and plants always spark an instant mood boost for me. Furry Botanist combines the two with pics of cute critters and calming greenery.” —Samantha Lauriello, editorial intern @healthmagazine @goodhealth @health @health…

1 min.
what’s cooking?

Now & Again by Julia Turshen Turshen may be a former personal chef, but there’s nothing “cheffy” about these deliciously doable recipes—they’re all fun and inventive ideas for reinvigorating leftovers. Build-a-Bowl by Nicki Sizemore These easy, mouthwatering recipes from popular food blogger Nicki Sizemore all start with a grain and are followed by veggies and proteins, for a complete meal in one bowl. Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen Come for the drool-worthy recipes. Stay for Teigen’s hilarious headnotes and the adorable family photos. Skinny taste: One & Done by Gina Homolka Whether you want to wield your Instant Pot, slow cooker, sheet pan, or Dutch oven, Homolka has dozens of healthy, no-fuss dishes you’ll devour. Simple Green Meals by Jen Hansard The second book from the Simple Green Smoothies cofounder has one key message: Invite plants to every meal. The colorful recipes…

1 min.
your new hair helper: charcoal

DEFINITION, PLEASE Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response • If the sound of nails tapping on a table sends shivers down your spine—in a good way—you might be experiencing ASMR. Triggered by auditory or visual stimuli, it’s a feeling of low-key euphoria that is often combined with a pleasant tingly sensation.…