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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.

Vacation Time!

Vacation Time!

by Starr Long - July 31, 2017

Research suggests that taking a vacation is actually good for your health. Did you know that most American workers aren’t taking any vacation time?

New Year. New You.

New Year. New You.

by Starr Long - January 04, 2017

Year after year we set ourselves up for failure as we create outlandish and unattainable New Year’s resolutions. However, it is important for us to remember that New Year’s is a time to reflect on our past year’s behavior and how we can make positive lifestyle changes in the year to come.

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.

Choose to be Thankful

Choose to be Thankful

by Starr Long - November 15, 2016

From time to time, I can’t help but define my life as a “mess”. With everything that goes on in our lives – from work, kids, school, anxiety, relationships, personal perceptions, etc. – it’s hard not to.

Real men go to the doctor

Real men go to the doctor

by Health & Wellness Team - June 19, 2015

Each June, Men’s Health Week begins on Father’s Day. The purpose of this week is to raise awareness and promote healthy living in men of all ages. Women might neglect their health because they are busy making sure everyone else in the household is healthy, but according to the Centers for Disease Control, men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year.

It's Fresh. It's Here.

It's Fresh. It's Here.

by September Summers - November 20, 2014

My favorite thing to do when I travel is check out the local markets. I believe this is a great way to experience and truly get a taste of the culture and environment of the area I am visiting.

Work Smarter

Work Smarter

by Holly Foreman - November 12, 2014

In this fast-paced world, we are full of life-busyness. It is time to find that work-life balance and find ways to work smarter, not harder.

Health Insurance 101—What All Those Terms Really Mean

Health Insurance 101—What All Those Terms Really Mean

by Mary Cortez - October 06, 2014

As we work through the health care insurance maze, some of us are entering a world which has been expanding without us. There are terms and conditions and even though we WANT health insurance and NEED health insurance we are uncertain what each term may mean and how it applies to our situation.

Snapshot of Your Health

Snapshot of Your Health

by Becca Brannan, RN - August 05, 2014

Do you know your numbers… the ones that count the most? We all have numbers floating around our minds like birthdays, deadlines for work, miles we walked this week, how much money is in the bank, the price of that really cool purse you saw a few days ago or the scores from your favorite sports team.

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.

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.

Low Back Pain can be a real

Low Back Pain can be a real "Pain in the Butt"

by Garry Capers - September 24, 2013

How many of us are suffering from low back pain (LBP) for which the cause and cure are unknown? Well, from 1975 to 2010, I was one of you. You know what I’m talking about; that constant nagging ache or even worse, that shooting pain that radiates down your leg when you sneeze or move suddenly.

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.