Park Play: Turning a Day At the Park Into a Toning Workout

Park Circuit Training – Part 1

by Jennifer Trimmier

Your kids aren’t the only ones who can have fun and burn calories at the park. It’s time to turn off those smartphones and turn that outdoor time at the park playground into a calorie-blasting workout. This fullbody circuit workout uses general park equipment – kid participation is optional, but you might find that exercise can be fun when you add some friendly competition for the whole family.

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It’s Now Easier to “Eat Well” in San Antonio: Eat Well Offers Healthy Prepared Meals

Jill Wentworth

Jill (Tarpey) Wentworth has a passion for health and nutrition, which is why the yoga instructor and nutritionist started Eat Well last year. 

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No Shots, No School – NOT TRUE: Texas Law Allows Exemptions

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The “No Shots, No School” messages that appear on public school marques this time of year are misleading, according to the National Vaccine Information Center. All states have medical exemptions, most states offer religious exemptions, and a few states offer “philosophical or conscientious belief” exemptions.

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Another Plus for Natural Birth

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A team of researchers at the Yale School of Medicine, in New Haven, Connecticut, has found that vaginal birth triggers the expression of a protein, UCP2 (mitochondrial uncoupling protein 2), in the brains of newborns that improves brain development and function in adulthood. 

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Colorful Plates for Picky Eaters

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Parents trying to entice fussy eaters to sample more nutritionally diverse diets have a surprising strategy at hand: color. 

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Heal the Burn!: Understanding Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

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by Jason D. Gourlas, PA-C

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disorder in which stomach contents (food or liquid) leak back into the esophagus (the tube leading from the mouth to the stomach). Many people suffer from this condition, making it is the most common diagnosis of all presenting gastrointestinal complaints.

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A “Smart” Exercise Alternative for Women: Smart Barre Opens Second Location at Alon Town Centre

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Many women have memories of participating in dance classes as young girls. Now you can rekindle those childhood memories while improving your strength and fitness at Smart Barre, which recently opened its second San Antonio studio in the Alon Town Centre shopping center.

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Plan Your Eating: Forget “Diets” – Create an Eating Plan Instead!

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by Josh Taylor

Dieting. Everyone’s doing it. Trying “this” new diet or “that” new diet. Your “diet” is actually the food you consume that makes up what you eat on a regular basis. Put that way, we’re all on a diet because we all consume food on a regular basis.

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Jalapeño del Sol 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Kids Run Coming Aug. 24

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If you’re looking to participate in a summer run with the kids, look no further than the Jalapeño del Sol 5K/10K and 1 Mile Kids’ Run at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24. And don’t sweat over the summer sun; the trail is almost entirely shaded by oak trees. 

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Glories of Growing Up Grateful

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Gratitude gifts teens with better mental health, according to researchers at California State University. Thankful teens are more apt to be happy and less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol or have behavior problems at school than their less grateful peers.

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