Health for the Holidays

A couple of weeks ago, we celebrated the finale of our Just 10 Challenge. We had nearly half a million people take control of their health and sign up to lose 10 pounds. I couldn’t be more proud, but the efforts don’t just end there. Any comprehensive weight-loss plan includes a maintenance component to keep the weight off. Unfortunately, even the best-laid plans can easily go awry during the holiday season, when we tend to be surrounded by temptation. It’s important to implement strategies to keep health at the forefront of our minds.

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A couple of weeks ago, we celebrated the finale of our Just 10 Challenge. We had nearly half a million people take control of their health and sign up to lose 10 pounds. I couldn’t be more proud, but the efforts don’t just end there. Any comprehensive weight-loss plan includes a maintenance component to keep the weight off. Unfortunately, even the best-laid plans can easily go awry during the holiday season, when we tend to be surrounded by temptation. It’s important to implement strategies to keep health at the forefront of our minds. 


In that spirit, we’ve pooled our resources to help you. The Enforcer, Dr. Mike Roizen, offers a variety of strategies to survive the holidays. Some of our favorite chefs created and passed along healthy holiday recipes to serve as alternatives to traditional guilty pleasures. I created my own 12 Days of Christmas holiday guide to help you fight stress, boost your immunity, avoid weight gain and more. Our Team Oz Experts and Wellness Warriors have written holiday blogs summarizing their most important advice to get you through the season.


As we come together with our families and friends this holiday, remember that we are stronger together than individually. Your strength and dedication may be the inspiration and support that others need to begin their journey to wellness. Health is the best gift to give this season – to your loved ones and yourself.

Blog written by Mehmet Oz, MD
America’s Doctor and three-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning host of the Daytime Emmy-winning The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Oz is also...