TriCounty Health Department has a clear message for this week’s Give’m Health message: have everything in moderation. TriCounty Health director Jordan Mathis explains that most people gain at least one pound during the holiday season and that the extra weight tends to stick around. Researchers have found that “people don’t tend to shed that winter weight by next year. After a few sugary Christmas seasons (plus the year’s other indulgent holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries) those pounds add up. What does this teach us? Small steps in the wrong direction can eventually lead to bad health,” shares TriCounty Health. The solution is to take steps in the right direction to build health from improving nutrition to implementing a form of exercise that you enjoy. For more tips, visit