Halloween may be a sweet-centered holiday, but all of those treats can take a toll on your waistline.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers suggestions for a healthier holiday:
- Hand out lower-calorie goodies to trick-or-treaters. At a Halloween party, serve up fruit, vegetables and cheese.
- Plan party games to help kids get some exercise.
- Clear steps and walkways leading to your home to help make sure no one falls.
- Keep lit jack-o-lanterns in a safe, sturdy spot away from children and animals. Specifically, keep them away from curtains, walkways and doorsteps.
- Pay attention and drive safely.