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Students at Travis Elementary in Ennis were welcomed back to school on Thursday

It is amazing how quickly summer comes and goes. Before you know it, the air is crisp, the leaves are turning and the sweaters are coming out of the back of the closet. With “back to school” time in Lion country, there comes a little more routine and therefore the capability for a consistent fitness […]

Local nurse offers health tips as kids head back to school

While back to school routines generally consist of sack lunches, school zones, bus stops and monkey bars, parents may need a gentle reminder about the not-so glamorous side of the school year: dreaded back-to-school illnesses. Back-to-school bugs are synonymous with kids sharing close quarters with one another in classrooms, among other causes. However, families can […]

What different protein powders can do for you

Protein can help promote a healthy weight and help muscles recover after a good workout. But what exactly is protein, and when it comes to supplements, which type of protein is best? Protein is a macronutrient found in many foods such as meats, dairy products, nuts, and beans, to name a few. Whey protein (a […]

Obesity and diabetes in adolescents

In recent years, rates of pediatric obesity have increased dramatically, along with Type 2 Diabetes in youth has also been diagnosed more frequently and at younger ages than typically seen before historically. With the current generation of youth in the United States being significantly more overweight than previous generations, and the fact that Type 2 […]

Tips offered for parents of asthmatic children in the Texas summer heat

Summer vacation is in full swing for many families with school aged children. Unfortunately, for children with asthma, the warm summer months are anything but carefree. Having two children with varying degrees of asthma, I know all too well, the constant worry when temperatures start to rise towards the end of the school year and […]

How to be a conscientious gym-goer

With the warm weather and summer sunshine beckoning swimsuit and pool party season, the gyms are being more frequented every day. However, as we maintain our lifestyle by keeping an appropriate fitness routine, it is important to remember how to be a conscientious gym-goer. Gym etiquette may be a dying art, but no matter where […]

Conquering ‘Gymtimidation’

Let’s talk about what may or may not be holding some from joining or even benefiting from a gym membership. Gymtimidation. This feeling is common and often felt by newcomers. It is a slogan in a very well-known gym chain; that in their gym, gymtimidation is not allowed. Having held memberships to two local gyms, […]

Seasonal sleep decline

Our bodies require sleep in order to function and maintain proper health. Humans are programmed to sleep every night as a means of restoring mind and body. Two systems, the internal biological clock and the sleep-wake homeostat, largely determine our transitions from wakefulness to sleep and vice versa. In the late 1920’s, scientists began to […]

What to know before putting your child in the pool this summer

A video has recently gone viral showing the superb swimming skills of a young child, leaving people speechless and questioning everything they know about babies. It has been said that babies are born with the ability to stand and swim, but environmental factors prohibit them from being successful in these operations. Numerous parenting and childcare […]

Healthy Mom, Healthy Family

Calling all Moms! We all make sure to take care of everyone else first. As a Mom of three myself, I get it. But, I’ll ask you the same question that was asked of me from a previous personal trainer, “If you’re not making time to take care of yourself, to make sure you’re healthy […]

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