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#TastyTuesday Brighter Bites Cauliflower Ceviche

  The 2022 Community Challenge is in full swing! As we head into week two, our friends at Brighter Bites shared a delicious, low-cost, healthy recipe you can cook to enjoy this week. Check out below to see how to make your very own Cauliflower Ceviche, and post your healthy…
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January 8, 2022

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Traditions of Health: 12 Days of Self-Care

  For many, the holiday season means planning and taking care of others. We fill our days with our regular hustle and bustle, and our evenings wrapping, decorating, and cooking. However, the busyness of the holiday season leaves little time to slow down and take care of oneself.   During…
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December 16, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Diabetes

  Did you know over of 2,323,220 Texans suffer from diabetes? This means about 12.2% of adults across the state have this chronic disease. Additionally, approximately 23.8% of people who have diabetes were not aware of it prior to seeing a doctor. This chronic disease can lead to illness, pain,…
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February 5, 2021

Physical Activity Lowers Blood Sugar After Meals

Have you ever stopped and wondered what the optimal timing was for your meals and workouts? There have been hundreds of studies done on this topic, and some people (whether or not they are diabetic) swear by eating and moving at different times of day for their best fit-selves. If…
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February 5, 2021

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Simple Strategies to Unlock a Healthy Lifestyle

You likely already know what contributes to a healthy lifestyle: eat a variety of nutritious foods, exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight, stop smoking, and minimize your use of alcohol. Yet you find yourself struggling to create or maintain the healthy life that you want. Getting started on creating a…
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November 13, 2020

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Can 10-Minute Workouts Really Improve Your Health?

You know regular exercise can help your health, help you lose or maintain your weight, and help your mood, but it’s often hard to find the time. Many people struggle to balance a sedentary job, long work hours, family, and daily chores like cooking and cleaning. Adding regular exercise to…
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November 13, 2020

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Adopt These 3 Habits to Help Prevent Diabetes

Are you concerned about your blood sugar levels? Perhaps your doctor has talked to you about prediabetes or diabetes, or you have a family history of this chronic disease.  Unfortunately, diabetes—particularly type 2 diabetes—is a common chronic illness in the United States. Approximately 34 million Americans have diabetes, and 88…
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November 13, 2020

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How Does Social Support Affect Your Health?

Reaching out to your family or a friend can help you feel connected to others, provide help when struggling with a problem, or support when feeling down. Sharing your thoughts and feelings with someone you trust can help you feel better, even if they don’t have a solution to your…
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November 13, 2020

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How to Prevent Chronic Illness with Small Lifestyle Changes

How do you want to live? Perhaps, you long to play with your children or grandchildren without getting winded. Maybe you hope to enjoy activities like biking, gardening, swimming, or hiking or simply want to feel energized throughout your day. Unfortunately, 6 in 10 American adults struggle with chronic illnesses…
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November 13, 2020

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3 Simple Habits to Help You Lose Weight

You know the basics of losing weight: eat nutritious foods, exercise regularly, and consume fewer calories than you use. It seems so simple. Yet for most people losing weight (and keeping it off) is a struggle. Fortunately, various strategies, tools, and techniques are available to help you reach your weight…
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November 13, 2020

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How Do You Stop Regaining Weight?

You made a goals and successfully the lost weight. However, perhaps recently, you’ve noticed your clothes are fitting a little tighter than you’d like or the number on your scale keeps creeping up.  Maintaining your weight loss can be challenging. Regaining weight that you’ve previously lost can feel frustrating and…
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November 13, 2020

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How to Stop Giving in to Food Cravings

Do you finish dinner only to find yourself craving a sweet dessert? Maybe, you crave potato chips when you’re stressed, even though you’re not particularly hungry. You’re not alone. Eating isn’t always about feeling hungry. Food cravings, or an intense, uncontrollable desire for a specific type of food, are common.…
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November 13, 2020

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Bored with Your Workout? Try These 5 Tips!

Are you struggling to exercise regularly? Perhaps you dread going to the gym, or you don’t like at home workout videos. Maybe, you’ve never really enjoyed exercising and just find it boring. You’re not alone. Some research suggests that genetic factors may cause some people to respond differently to exercise.…
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November 13, 2020

How to Manage Setbacks So You Stay Motivated

Have you ever given up on a health goal when you find yourself slipping back into old habits and routines? You’re not alone. Creating new habits and routines takes time, especially when it comes to health. You’re changing your behaviors, beliefs, and mindset about your health and what that means…
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November 13, 2020

How to Change Your Mindset to Improve Your Health

We all have thoughts that we tell ourselves throughout the day. Some of these thoughts are helpful and keep us on track, like when we encourage ourselves or acknowledge something we did well. Yet, when we make a mistake, we can end up in a cycle of negative thinking. We…
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November 13, 2020