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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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?…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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March 17, 2015

Why IT’S TIME to Hack For Health:
Here in Austin, we’re just coming off of the SXSW buzz; people from all over the world were here exploring the city and hunting (be it music, education or technology) for “the next big thing”. Health should be at the center of that,…
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March 16, 2015

March Photo Contest: #DogsofTX!
After a brief winter by northern standards, we Texans are longing for spring and so are our (furry) best friends! This week, post Healthy Selfies walking, running and playing with your dog(s) and share them to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the…
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March 9, 2015

Healthy Choices (And Selfies) When You’re Out to Eat!
If you are a strong participant in the H-E-B Community Challenge, then you already know that a ‘Healthy Selfie’ is a fun and easy way to gain points for your community! Healthy Selfies involve taking a picture of yourself participating…
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March 5, 2015

Medical & Nutrition Mobile Apps: Which to Trust?
As you well know (you are probably reading this on your phone,) the mobile app industry has replaced much of our online searching and tracking around health, and has begun to take a deep dive into the medical field. The…
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February 23, 2015