From party platters full of unhealthy foods to skipping out on exercise routines, missing out on sleep and forgoing the flu shot, people are at risk for unhealthy holidays unless they make their health a priority.

Joy Schiller, director of wellness and fitness instructor at Des Moines University, recommends people “eat nutritiously, work out regularly, resist the urge to plop down on the couch eating cookies and watch Elf.”

“These are the challenges that face us at this time of year. While it’s important to celebrate and indulge with family and friends, it can be discouraging if you feel like you’ve undone all the hard work of healthy eating,” Schiller said.
Schiller offered the following tips for...