STAYING FIT AND HEALTHY DURING THE HOLIDAYS

With the holidays coming up, the highlight for many people during this season is gathering with family and friends and enjoying favorite holiday treats. Here are some tips that will help you enjoy your holidays to the fullest while not increasing your waistline.

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MAKING AND KEEPING NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS

Only 8 percent of individuals achieved their resolutions in 2016, according to Statistic Brain. This is likely due to most people having unrealistic expectations about the speed, ease and consequences of the resolutions they make. People attempting self-change rarely succeed the first time; most need five or six attempts, according to a paper published in American Psychologist by Janet Polivy and Peter Herman. The authors suggest false hope syndrome is the cause for failure.

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HEALTHY HOLIDAY OPTIONS

The holidays are a wonderful time to gather with family and friends to celebrate. These celebrations often consist of many delicious treats and hardy meals. You can still maintain a healthy diet with a little thought and planning in advance. Research from a recent Web-based survey found 18 percent of people feel they cannot eat healthily during the holidays because they don’t want to miss out on their favorite foods. You can still eat the foods you enjoy this season, just in moderation.

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When you consider what defines healthy eyes, among the criteria is good vision. The American Optometric Association says the term 20/20 vision is used to express normal visual acuity (the clarity or sharpness of vision) measured at a distance of 20 feet. If you have 20/20 vision, you can see clearly at 20 feet what should normally be seen at that distance. Visual acuity is usually measured with a Snellen chart. It’s likely everyone has seen the Snellen chart – usually starting with a huge “E,” it displays letters of progressively smaller size. Normal vision is 20/20. This means someone sees the same line of letters at 20 feet that a normal person sees at 20 feet. If you have 20/100 vision, it means you must be as close as 20 feet to see what a person with normal vision can see at 100 feet.


A comprehensive eye examination performed by an eye specialist can diagnose issues affecting someone’s ability to see well. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor that specializes in the eye. While the training of ophthalmologists and optometrists is now very similar, especially with ocular disease diagnosis and treatment, there are some marked differences between the two. Ophthalmologists are trained to perform surgery. This includes LASIK vision correction as well as cataract removal and surgery related to eye trauma, burns or detachment of the retina. Ophthalmologists have additional specialized training in diagnosing and treating more complex medical eye

DO YOU HAVE 20/20 VISION

conditions. It is not unusual for optometrists and ophthalmologists to work closely together on hard-to-diagnose conditions or ongoing disease treatment and management.


Opticians have a different role and responsibility. They specialize in filling the lens prescriptions optometrists and ophthalmologists prescribe. Opticians will usually receive a one- or two-year degree or certification. In a typical optometry practice, the optician will evaluate the prescriptions written by the eye doctor and dispense, repair, adjust and replace eyeglass frames, lenses and contacts.


Children, adolescents and adults all need an annual eye exam. An eye care specialist is prepared to diagnose, treat and assist you. If you are dealing with aging eyes, it is critical to have regular eye exams to diagnose and treat serious eye conditions and assess overall health. The eyes can play a critical role in early diagnosis of other conditions and diseases.


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DR. THOMAS W. MILLER, PH.D, ABPP

Thomas W. Miller, Ph.D., ABPP, is a Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Scientist, Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention, University of Connecticut and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine and Department of Gerontology, College of Public Health, University of Kentucky.

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