Dashing Through the … Store? Tips for a Healthy Holiday

By: Leslie Bonci, M.P.H., R.D.

Dashing  through the store, Stomach growling all the way, There’s so much to do, And not another day
Cookies would be great
And fries would be quite nice
If the lines mean you must wait
You’ll need some booze on ice
Take good care
Be aware
Don’t be a health scrooge
Not eating well
And moving less
Can impact how you snooze
Get some rest
Do your best
Sit and have some tea
Give yourself the gift of health
So you won’t have to deal with me!

Leslie Bonci, M.P.H., R.D., is director of sports nutrition at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine. She is an expert on sports nutrition, weight management and digestive health.