Walk Across Texas! is a fun and flexible way to exercise. Just get together with seven other people – friends, neighbors, coworkers, or family member and start walking, jogging or even biking. You can walk together or individually, outside or at a mall or gym, any way that fits your schedule and lifestyle. You keep track of your miles to see if you can walk the 830 miles “across Texas” in 8 weeks. Report your totals to see how your team “measures up!” By the end of Walk… Read More →
The statistics are eye-opening! Nine out of ten Americans consume too much sodium, increasing their risk for high blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease or stroke. But how much salt is too much and what can you do to avoid it? Tip #1- Be aware! Do you know what the American Heart Association’s recommended daily sodium limit is? It’s 1500mg. Yet, the average American adult is consuming more than 3,400mg. By knowing the recommended limit, you can make more informed decisions about your diet. Tip #2-… Read More →
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that people: Aim for 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity each week. Moderate activity includes things like walking fast, dancing, swimming, and raking leaves. Do muscle-strengthening activities – like lifting weights and using exercises bands at least 2 days a week.