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How To Not Gain Weight on Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving upon us, Lexington Medical Center dietitians have tips to help you avoid overindulging and gaining weight during the festive holiday. Here’s their important advice.

~A holiday is meant to be enjoyed. Enjoy the day with your family, friends and good – but the whole day should not be about the food.

~When it comes to cooking and prepping, try substituting heart-healthy oils for butter, and non-fat milk for cream in your Thanksgiving recipes.

~Eat slowly. Taste your food, savor it and then wait ten or twenty minutes before you try to go back for seconds.

~If you’re looking to fill your plate, load up on veggie dishes and watch your portion sizes when it comes to the starchy sides.

~Cut excess calories by swapping your soda or alcoholic beverage for a sparkling water with lemon or lime.

~To help control calories and really enjoy your meal, think about what food have you’ve been waiting all year to have. Eat that and enjoy it, but maybe leave something else off your plate that you could have anytime, like a dinner roll.

~Getting out and taking a walk with family after dinner and getting a little post-feast exercise is another good way to begin burning off those Thanksgiving meal calories.

Women’s Night Out 2017

More than 850 guests attended Women’s Night Out on Tuesday, October 17. It’s Lexington Medical Center’s annual event honoring breast cancer survivors and their families. Proceeds benefit the Crystal Smith Breast Cancer Fund, which provides breast cancer patients in need with financial assistance, resources and supplies during their treatment. Women’s Night Out included a health and wellness expo with our physician practices, a silent auction, dinner, fashion show featuring breast cancer survivors and keynote speaker Jina Moore. Did we catch you in any photos? Check them out below.

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Tunnel to Towers 2017

More than 1,700 people participated in the fifth annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K on Friday evening, September 15, in Columbia’s Vista. The race is named in honor of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter and father of five who died on September 11, 2001. Lexington Medical Center is pleased to be the presenting sponsor of the event, held to honor law enforcement officers, paramedics, firefighters and military service members who serve and sacrifice on our behalf every day.

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LMC’s Eric Ashton (right) finished with the fastest time in the 5K: 16:43

The overall winner of the race was Eric Ashton, physician assistant with Southeastern Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice. An elite runner, Ashton finished with a time of 16:43.

Speaking of Lexington Medical Center employees, more than 360 hospital staff members and clinicians participated in the 5K.

They wore bright red shirts with “Team LMC” on the sleeve.

The back of each shirt read: “Participating in honor of first responders and military heroes.” Lexington Medical Center enjoys participating in events that enhance the health and well-being of our community, and show our thankfulness for the law enforcement officers, firemen, paramedics and military service members who help keep us safe.

Here is a link to the complete race results.

Thank you to everyone who participated in Tunnel to Towers this year. We hope to see you at the Start line in 2018.