Tag: wellness

Exercise For The Ages

October 24, 2014 0 Comments
Exercise For The Ages

By Betty Murray Staying active throughout your life is important, but exercise becomes even more important as you age. Many health conditions are associated with age, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and colon cancer, but being physically active can lower your risk of developing these and other health issues. Whether you are 25 […]

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National Yoga Month – Origins, practices, and benefits of yoga

September 11, 2014 0 Comments
National Yoga Month – Origins, practices, and benefits of yoga

By Betty Murray Yoga is an ancient practice dating back more than 5,000 years. The term “yoga” means “to join or yoke together,” and the practice — which is built on three main structures of exercise, breathing, and meditation — brings mind and body together. Yoga means different things for different people. For some, it is […]

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7 Signs of a Vitamin D Deficiency

May 8, 2014 0 Comments
7 Signs of a Vitamin D Deficiency

By Betty Murray Soaking up the summertime sun is one of the best ways to get your daily dose of vitamin D. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps the body absorb calcium and is primarily known for it’s role in promoting healthy, strong bones, but it is also good for your skin and mental […]

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Six Habits of Fit People

August 16, 2013 0 Comments
Six Habits of Fit People

Ever wonder how the world’s fittest people got fit and stay that way? While they may have genes that make a fit body a little bit easier to achieve, the fittest people didn’t get that way by accident. The truth is that fitness takes time and dedication. It requires forming healthy habits, and breaking the […]

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Start Thanksgiving Off Right by Participating in the Turkey Trot

November 16, 2012 0 Comments
Start Thanksgiving Off Right by Participating in the Turkey Trot

By Betty Murray No better way to start your Thanksgiving Day than with a little exercise! Join thousands of other Dallas residents in the 2012 Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot in Downtown Dallas. This is the largest Thanksgiving Day event of its kind in the country. Last year, more than 38,000 men, women and [...]

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Plan a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving with These Tips

November 14, 2012 0 Comments
Plan a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving with These Tips

By Betty Murray Gluten-free diets are more common today than ever. An ever-increasing number of restaurants now accommodate gluten-free diets with special menus and grocery stores have added entire sections stocked full of gluten-free foods. Some individuals are on a gluten-free diet for medical reasons, including celiac disease or a gluten allergy or gluten sensitivity, while [...]

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Reduce Stress with HeartMath Heart-Focused Breathing

November 9, 2012 0 Comments
Reduce Stress with HeartMath Heart-Focused Breathing

By Betty Murray When the stress and anxiety sets in, how do you cope? Exercise, food, alcohol, sleep, meditation — all of these are common coping mechanisms for stress. Many of these are not however healthy methods of coping with stress. If you turn to food or alcohol to reduce stress, you are setting yourself up [...]

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More Healthy Fall Foods

November 9, 2012 0 Comments
More Healthy Fall Foods

By Betty Murray Daylight Savings Time has ended, Halloween is now behind us and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. With the cooler fall temperatures come some of my favorite fall vegetables. Many people equate fall holidays with weight gain, but there are a number of fall foods that are healthy and rich in nutrients. As [...]

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Healthy fall foods found at the Farmer’s Market

October 18, 2012 0 Comments
Healthy fall foods found at the Farmer’s Market

By Betty Murray Dallas is enjoying a slight drop in temperatures this week, reminders that the sweltering summer heat is over for another year. The fall season ushers in the holidays, which for most people means more parties, more celebrations and more eating. Eating fall foods doesn’t have to equal weight gain. There are plenty of [...]

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