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Homemade Gummies (With Protein)!

I am a sucker for gummies and unfortunately I cave into eating gummie candy to get my fill. So I hunted for homemade recipes on Pinterest and found some recipes that taste great! The one I like the best is from the blog meatified. I make it with strawberry and lemon…
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June 11, 2015

Going Low-Carb the Right Way!

We hear the word “healthy” being used over and over again, but when it comes to food, it’s hard to know what a healthy diet really consists of. It seems there’s a new fad diet out every month, but which are truly the best for our bodies? Even nutritional experts argue…
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June 9, 2015

Healthy & Homemade on a Time Budget!

The easiest ways to ensure that we are eating whole, real foods is to cook at home! By making food from real ingredients, not only do we eat more nutritious meals, we don’t over-salt and over-sweeten nearly as much as restaurants do. Getting comfortable with the process, from raw ingredients…
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June 1, 2015

You’re Sweet Enough Already (Without all the Sugar)!

Sugar was a rare find in pre-modern times, and now it’s nearly impossible to avoid. It’s no wonder sugar consumption has skyrocketed over the years, and with it, the prevalence of chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Depression has even been linked to the overconsumption of refined sugar,…
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May 27, 2015

Fitness For The Brain!

When we exercise, we usually do it with the intention of losing weight, improving cardiovascular health, or building muscle, but many recent studies suggest that physical activity improves cognitive function as well. In experimental studies, rats that performed cardiovascular exercise had improved learning and memory function as opposed to their sedentary counterparts.…
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May 20, 2015

Ending Cancer: MD Anderson

Making Cancer History in Texas, the nation, and the world. This is the mission of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and they’re tackling cancer from every angle by delivering the highest quality care, conducting cutting-edge research on cancer prevention, and providing trainings for medical students and professionals. How often…
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May 14, 2015

Who You’ll Discover at the Summit Expo: FitKit!

40 of Texas’ most health-conscious businesses and organizations will be exhibiting their products and services at the Summit, from mobile technology to workplace wellness tools, healthy snacks (which means delicious samples…) tools for educators, and more! Amie Hoff is the creator of FitKit, and she’s flying all the way from the…
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May 5, 2015

Hacking for a Healthier Texas!

The inaugural Hack For Health, presented by Freescale, was a huge success. Both student and professional teams competed in each of the three project categories: creative, tech, and business development. The teams tackled complex projects to further develop three of our newest programs including our Teach Healthier Mobile App, which launched…
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April 25, 2015

#TXLege Wants to Hear From YOU About Health:

The Texas legislature meets for just 140 days every other year, which means the pace for the legislative session is quite a bit faster than your typical Texas two-step. But just as there are kind folks to guide you through your first waltz at the Broken Spoke, there are people…
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April 21, 2015

What the iWatch Can Do For Your Health!

You’ve seen it all over the news: you can now preorder the Apple iWatch, set to launch on April 24th! The iWatch is water resistant, with a large variety of bands to choose from, designed to fit any wrist. Apple has made health & fitness a main focus of the…
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April 14, 2015

MapMyFitness: Discover New Routes To Mix It Up!

  Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to go for a run, but didn’t know where a good spot was? Or have you decided you want to train for a 5k, but don’t know where to start? MapMyFitness has got you covered! Headquartered in Austin, Texas and…
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April 1, 2015

Eating Sweets Without Sweating It!

I love all types of sweets: brownies, cupcakes, cookies, you name it. I love to bake desserts because it is one of the ways I show love for my neighbors, friends and family. However, I started to notice that I have much less energy after I eat sweet treats –…
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March 30, 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 machines onto the deck overlooking the water on sunny days, and…
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March 27, 2015

How Pharr A City Can Get When They’re In It Together!

We couldn’t resist a punny title for this Community Challenge Spotlight on Pharr, Texas. This mid-sized city took the trophy in 2013, and we asked their Public Utilities Director David Garza to share their recipe for success. “Well that’s a secret… Pharr residents are competitive by nature… I will give…
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March 24, 2015

Combatting A Sedentary Lifestyle:

Have you ever considered the amount of time in a day you spend sitting? Behind the wheel of your car, at your desk at work, relaxing on the couch after a long day… tally up the time, and if you are anything like me, the average time you are sitting…
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March 17, 2015