Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Being Good at Eating Right When Eating Out

You’ve been good, eating right and exercising. Then your friends hit you up to dine out. With the abundance of restaurants in the Rio Grande Valley, you might be feeling the pressure of blowing...

Tips for Running in Hot, Humid Valley Weather

Running in high humidity feels like being trapped inside a giant water droplet covered by a thick fleece blanket filled with a swarm of disease-carrying mosquitos. It’s more than uncomfortable. Running in high temperatures...

Who Said Walking is Underrated?

Can something so simple really bring the countless benefits many people claim? If the high intensity of exercises like boxing and CrossFit or the slow and flexible stretches of yoga and tai chi isn’t...

Everything You Need To Know About Sugar, Artificial Sweeteners, and Healthy Holiday Baking

If you’re looking to cut back on calories and avoid a carb overload this holiday season, then you’re probably considering baking some of your favorite dishes with artificial sweeteners. Luckily, there are a host...

Top Reasons Why You Should Take Up Biking

You may have noticed in the last few months that more and more cyclists have taken to the streets of the Rio Grande Valley. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, given the newfound awareness...

A Writer’s Rant and Some RGV Groups that are Taking on a Health Initiative

I remember the day the Washington Post published an article about obesity in South Texas – particularly on the diet-related issues of the RGV. I thought to myself, “Our community is in for a...

Is Fat the Real Enemy in the Battle for Healthy Living?

Just over a week ago, the New York Times published an article revealing that the sugar industry funded scientific research in the 1960s with the intention of downplaying sugar’s role in heart disease. Not...

Juicing 101: RGV Style

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (binge watching Gilmore Girls counts too), there’s a high chance you’ve heard of the ever so popular juicing trend. From 3-day cleanses to concoctions that make consuming...
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How to Stay Healthy this Holiday Season

Don’t FALL Back into Old Habits: How to Stay Healthy this Holiday Season The time has come to put away our swimwear and let fall enter our lives. Yes, summer was fun with the vacations...

3 Health and Fitness Trends for 2015

The drive for health awareness is expected to climb in 2015 for good reason. According to the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), over two-thirds of adults in America are overweight or obese. Unsurprisingly,...