Healthy Living

Set the stage for a healthier night out

Yes, you can still go out, enjoy great food but not feel weighed down afterward. How?

  • When ordering, look for these key words: steamed, poached, boiled, baked, broiled and grilled — and go ahead and box up half your entree to keep portion sizes under control.
  • Drink a bottomless glass of water — not only cost-free but calorie-free.
  • Go ahead, order a dessert — but make sure it’s fruity.
  • If movies are on the agenda, plan out snacks ahead of time, like fruit, pre-cut veggies, or air-popped popcorn.

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Augusta University Health

Based in Augusta, Georgia, Augusta University Health is a world-class health care network, offering the most comprehensive primary, specialty and subspecialty care in the region. Augusta University Health provides skilled, compassionate care to its patients, conducts leading-edge clinical research and fosters the medical education and training of tomorrow’s health care practitioners. Augusta University Health is a not-for-profit corporation that manages the clinical operations associated with Augusta University.