In the South Plains area, a new program has launched at several local Farmers Markets. It is called ‘Double Up Food Bucks’. The Double Up Food Bucks is a program tailored to help those in the SNAP program buy locally grown fruits and vegetables at their local Farmers Markets. … Read More
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Each year about “795,000 people suffer a stroke”, and “More than 140,000 people die each year from a stroke”. These statistics come from http://www.strokecenter.org/patients/about-stroke/stroke-statistics/ and show the magnitude strokes have on this country. May is Stroke Awareness Month so this blog will be dedicated to raising stroke awareness and how … Read More
How to Improve Your Cardiovascular Health!
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
Are E-Cigarette Less Harmful than Cigarettes?
“Yes- but that doesn’t mean e-cigarettes are safe”. This quote is from the CDC and is a great short answer to a very controversial question. Are e-cigarettes less harmful than cigarettes? If you ask a young adult this question their answer will probably be along the lines of “Yes, of … 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
How to Calm Pre-Race Anxiety
The Lubbock Mayor’s Marathon is just 5 days away! Some people may be pumped, others might be biting their nails, but many are probably doing both. Pre-race anxiety is very common for any racer. If the anxiety lingers until the day of the race it can be detrimental on performance. … Read More
Is There Food Insecurity in Texas?
According to feedingamerica.org, 1 in 6 people in Texas struggle with hunger and 1 in 4 children in Texas struggle with hunger. Texas is a developed state, and with a mass amount of food that is available at our fingertips, these numbers are shocking. Organizations like SNAP, WIC and foodbanks … 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
How Walking Can Improve Your Health!
Some people do not enjoy weight lifting, running or intense exercise and others have limitations that keep them from having the capability to intensely workout. Well, here is some great news… walking can be almost as beneficial to your health as an intense workout! With the help of The Mayo … 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