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Calm Mind. Fit Body. Inspired Life. Modo Yoga Austin!
Our Choose Healthier Street Team visited Modo Yoga Austin to challenge their strength and balance with a hot yoga class. They all agreed that there is something special about this yoga studio. “Be Healthy, Be Accessible, Be Peace, Live Green, Reach Out,…
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July 17, 2015

Choose Healthier Coach Tip: Physical Activity vs. Exercise
  A: Physical activity and exercise are actually different things: physical activity is defined as movement that involves contraction of your muscles. Any of the activities we do throughout the day that involve movement — housework, gardening, walking, climbing stairs…
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June 23, 2015

Choose Healthier Coach Tip: Diet Pills?
  A: There are so many weight-loss pills available online, at your local drugstore, supermarket, and even at health food stores. Most haven’t been proven effective, and some are downright dangerous. Dietary supplements and weight-loss aids aren’t subject to the same…
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May 19, 2015

Choose Healthier Coach Tip: Activities For Seniors!
 A: Yes! All adults can be physically active as long as you select the appropriate types and amounts of activity for your abilities. A good goal is at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity…
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April 23, 2015

The Buzz About Blue Honey Yoga!
Whether you’ve been aboard the yoga train for many years or you feel certain that your body just doesn’t do that, Blue Honey Yoga & Fitness could be the perfect fitness home for you. One of the first businesses to register…
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April 9, 2015

Not Skilled On The Water? You Can Still “Ro”!
Austinites, do you share our pipe dream of being out on the lake every day? You can achieve that dream without the rowing experience at Ro Fitness, an indoor studio right beside the Waller Creek Boathouse! They bring their rowing…
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March 27, 2015

Springdale Farm: Making Local Easier!
Springdale Farm sits on five acres of land, just east of the Capitol building in downtown Austin! The family-owned and operated urban farm grows over 75 seasonal vegetable varieties and operates a popular public farm stand every Wednesday and Saturday from 9AM-1PM. Farmers Glenn…
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March 13, 2015

Choose Healthier Provider Spotlight: FinkFit!
Paul Fink’s home studio in the Hill Country is a fitness oasis. With an indoor studio for personal training, and and outdoor space for his group bootcamp classes, Paul has truly devoted his home to creating a supportive, tight-knit fitness…
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March 6, 2015

Choose Healthier Provider Spotlight: Sustainable Food Center!
Our Choose Healthier Provider Sustainable Food Center, founded in 1975 as the Austin Community Gardens, has grown into much more than their beautiful gardens. Through organic gardening, relationships with area farmers, interactive cooking classes and nutrition education, children and adults in…
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February 27, 2015

February Choose Healthier Coach Tip:
Are you having trouble getting exercise in during the work week, exhausted when you get home at night and NOT a morning person? There are a couple of really easy ways to integrate physical activity into your work day! One…
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February 17, 2015

Zumba For FREE And For All: The WeViva Story!
Carolyn Haney started WeViva in 2011 when she noticed that access to health and fitness was not equal among all Texans. Although there were (and still are) wonderful programs going on for low-income youth in Austin, there was a gap…
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February 10, 2015

The Choose Healthier Coach Hotline: Meet Coach Suzanne!
Healthy can feel complicated. Healthy can feel overwhelming. We all have questions, and we all need support! So we have created a first-of-its-kind tool, a free hotline you can call from anywhere in Texas to speak with a Health Coach who…
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November 20, 2014