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Digital Subscriptions > Healthy Magazine > Dec/Jan 19 > FESTIVE (PHONEFREE) FEASTING

FESTIVE (PHONEFREE) FEASTING

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The highlight of Christmas Day has to be the dinner. Whether you’re going traditional, or changing things up with a plant-based menu, the health benefits of a big old feast go way beyond what’s on your plate. Research has shown that eating as a family makes kids 35 per cent less likely to engage in disordered eating, 24 per cent more likely to eat healthier foods and 12 per cent less likely to be overweight, plus it’s associated with greater academic achievement. It’s also been linked to more positive social interaction and improved psychological wellbeing. But before you bust out the Buck’s Fizz, there’s one caveat; when sitting down for sprouts and cracker jokes, leave your phones elsewhere. US research has found even minor phone use during a meal is enough to ruin diners’ ability to stay in the moment, seriously denting enjoyment. Hold that tweet ‘til after the figgy pud, people.

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Keep a cool head with our calm Christmas issue! Inside, you’ll find expert-approved tips on surviving the stresses of the festive period and morning after hacks to treat both a booze and beauty hangover. We investigate the power of winter workouts, discover how you can reclaim your sex drive, and TV Chef Gizzi Erskine tells us why it’s OK not to feel body positive all the time. Plus, our veggie festive food special is crammed with all you need to eat, drink and still be merry come the Big Day. Find all this and more in the brand new issue of Healthy!