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Fall into Fitness

Fall into Fitness

by Holly Foreman - September 29, 2017

Is it just me or did summer fly by in the blink of an eye? Now that fall is here, it is time for Pumpkin Spice Lattes, over-sized sweaters, and football. Just as important, it is time to get back into a routine.

Stretch it Out

Stretch it Out

by Holly Foreman - November 28, 2016

I just spent the last two weekends working on home improvement projects… scraping ceilings, painting, and deep cleaning.

For the No Excuse Moms

For the No Excuse Moms

by Becca Brannan, RN - May 01, 2015

What is the best excuse that you have ever come up with? Think about it. Was it for missing work, bailing on a fitness class, justifying your fast food habit, or getting out of that blind date your Aunt Betty set you up on?

Local Events

Local Events

by September Summers - March 20, 2015

Mark Twain once said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed in the things you didn’t do than by the things you did do.”

Work Your Core

Work Your Core

by September Summers - March 17, 2015

The plank, as described by American College of Sports Medicine, is an isometric core strength exercise, also, known as a front hold, hover or abdominal bridge. The most common is the front plank, held in the push-up position with the body’s weight on forearms, elbows and toes.

#HEBCC Schools

#HEBCC Schools

by Holly Foreman - February 04, 2015

Did you know San Angelo is participating in the HEB Community Challenge? It is a four month challenge that encourages cities across the state of Texas to commit to healthy living.

#HEBCC Activities

#HEBCC Activities

by Holly Foreman - January 23, 2015

Did you know San Angelo is participating in the HEB Community Challenge? It is a four month challenge that encourages cities across the state of Texas to commit to healthy living.

If the Shoe Fits

If the Shoe Fits

by Holly Foreman - October 15, 2014

Every fall I go through an extensive shoe search for closed toe shoes. I like to think I have special feet – let’s just say one of my nicknames has always been ‘toes’. I have a narrow foot but my toes add some length so shoes are very hard for me to find. Not only do I want a shoe that fits properly, but I do not buy shoes that do not have any support.

San Angelo's Hidden Jewel

San Angelo's Hidden Jewel

by Becca Brannan, RN - August 30, 2014

When I was in my twenties, I discovered a love for hiking. I was living in Austin, TX at the time. It is in the Texas hill country and outdoor activities are plentiful. I would hike along the Barton Creek Greenbelt every day after work and venture out to try new trails on the weekends.

Hat Trick

Hat Trick

by Sam Allen - July 10, 2014

According to Wikipedia, the term “Hat Trick” originally came from the sport of cricket. It was first used in 1858 in to describe the bowler H.H. Stephenson’s feat of taking three wickets with three consecutive deliveries.

Strong is the New Skinny

Strong is the New Skinny

by Crystal Conner - July 02, 2014

Prior to birthing the two loves of my life, I actually wore yoga pants to work out. Now I just wear them. However, in my twenties and prior to becoming a mom, I was all about the cardio workout.

Get Moving!

Get Moving!

by Holly Foreman - June 03, 2014

Whether it is taking a family walk after dinner or walking a few laps up and down the hall at the office, everyone could move a little more throughout the day.

Running: Not a Guaranteed Benefit

Running: Not a Guaranteed Benefit

by September Summers - May 28, 2014

Just because you run, or consider yourself a runner, doesn’t guarantee you will always be at your ideal weight or even in top fitness shape. In fact, I know lots of “a little on the heavy side” runners who are barely in what would qualify as peak shape. I have to admit, I have been that person off and on during my years of running, racing and just plain exercising regularly.

WOW May: Get Fit for Your Life!

WOW May: Get Fit for Your Life!

by Health & Wellness Team - May 19, 2014

We don’t have to train like an athlete to include physical activity in our daily routines. Whether it’s the Couch to 5K or an exercise routine before you get in the shower, we must find ways to move more throughout the day.

My Friend and Inspiration: Shirl Koenig

My Friend and Inspiration: Shirl Koenig

by September Summers - April 15, 2014

My group of friends these days mostly consists of those I have either trained with or raced against; and Shirl Koenig is my most trusted source of inspiration among those peers. Even though he is hardly in my “age group” he is always the one to watch out for.

Then and Now

Then and Now

by Becca Brannan, RN - April 02, 2014

I remember doing backbends over and over when I was a kid. Lean back, arms over head and just fall backwards to land perfectly on my hands. Never even a flicker of a thought about not making it or my arms giving in and landing on my head! I was super flexible and had not an ounce of fear in me. Those were the days…

Is Technology Taking Over Your Fitness?

Is Technology Taking Over Your Fitness?

by September Summers - October 08, 2013

Hello, my name is September and I am a self tracker!

Socrates once said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Therefore, I wear a Jawbone Up Band to track and examine all my daily health habits. I mean really, do I need all this information?

A 5K a Day, Keeps the Doctor Away

A 5K a Day, Keeps the Doctor Away

by Health & Wellness Team - September 17, 2013

Medical Radiology Technologist at Shannon Medical Center, Luis Rodriguez, has worked hard to change his health habits over the past three years.

In 2010, Luis was chosen to participate in the Naturally Slim program due to his profile— waistline, high cholesterol and high triglycerides.

Zen vs. My Inner Rock Star

Zen vs. My Inner Rock Star

by Becca Brannan, RN - September 13, 2013

Since I was a teenager, I had this quest to master the art of meditation and yoga. As a typical female that worries way too much about way too many things, the thought of quieting my mind through meditation and practicing yoga held great appeal.

Are You Up to the Challenge?

Are You Up to the Challenge?

by Health & Wellness Team - September 05, 2013

The second annual Healthy at H-E-B Community Challenge begins on September 1st and ends November 1st. This eight-week competition challenges cities, towns, and communities across the state to compete to see which can demonstrate the greatest commitment to healthy living.

Top Nine Point Five Reasons to Subscribe

Top Nine Point Five Reasons to Subscribe

by Crystal Conner - August 19, 2013

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