Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death for both men and women, and about 610,000 people die of heart disease each year, according to the CDC. Some of the biggest risk factors for CVD include: High blood pressure High cholesterol Smoking Diabetes Poor diet Obesity Physical inactivity … Read More
Healthy Lubbock Bites
We all know it is important for each meal of our day to be nutritious and balanced. However, we all have jobs, kids and/or school that takes our time away from being able to cook every meal! Consequently, we give in and go to the nearest drive-thru restaurant or gas … Read More
National Public Health Week- How Can You Show Your Support?
According to Chronic Disease Data on CDC.gov, in 2016 33.7% of Texas adults suffer from obesity. This is larger than your national average. To add on to that shocking statistic, in 2015, 68.2% of Texans enrolled in Medicare, have 2 or more chronic conditions. Even with all the health awareness … Read More
The Perfect Running Taper
With the Mayor’s Marathon just over a month away, it is time to get those tapers going. But, what is a taper? A running taper is when you slowly decrease the amount you run each day for about 2 to 4 weeks before the race. This is very important for … Read More
Overcoming Running Fears
With the Lubbock Mayor’s Marathon less than 2 months away, anxiety, fears and stresses may be starting to pop up. This is common for both beginner and experienced runners. The possibility that you didn’t train enough and will not make it through the race is daunting and sometimes overcomes your … Read More
The Impossible Burger!
Have you heard of the new veggie burgers that look, feel, taste and even bleed like a beef burger? I know what you are thinking, NO WAY! That is impossible. Well, Impossible Foods in Silicon Valley, California made it possible with what they call The Impossible Burger. This new health … Read More
How to Run Farther and Faster!
Some people run for the health benefits and others run competitively, but for all runners, it is human nature to want to push ourselves to run farther or faster, which can be a daunting task. As you prepare yourself for the upcoming Mayor’s Marathon in Lubbock, it is important to … Read More
Avoid the Flu!
As the weather keeps changing and the Lubbock winds keep blowing the flu season is hitting hard. The headaches, body aches, coughs, sore throats, sniffles and fatigue are just a few of the terrible symptoms that come with the flu. But with the help of CDC I have given you … Read More
Fueling Your Run!
With the Lubbock Mayors Marathon a short 3 months away it is very important to, first off REGESTER, and then make sure you are fueling your body properly in order to run your best! Nutrition for runners is very individualized, just as everyday nutrition, therefore there is no “golden rule” … Read More
Winter Weather Affects Blood Sugar!
Though I love writing about health tips and fun events in the local area, sometimes it is important to have a more informative post. This post is regarding how the cold winter weather can change blood sugar levels and affect diabetes. First, let’s start with a quick diabetes refresher. Diabetes … Read More
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