Workout Recovery: Focus on Refueling to Maximize Your Workouts and Your Health

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by John Ruibal, MS,RD,CSSD,LD

Ever wonder why your muscles seem to always be sore after your workouts? It could be that you are not properly refueling. What many people do after a workout is get something to drink, cool down, maybe grab a shower, or jump in the car to head for home, work or school. This can set your recovery back, and you may not be refueled for your next workout. 

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Q&A: Chiropractic Care

Drs. Mackenzie and Oscar Romero, both practicing chiropractors, provided expert guidance for the following health question:

Q: My infant seems to prefer to tilt his head to one side and doesn’t like to turn his head in one direction. Can chiropractic help?

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Local, Sustainable Food is the Focus at The Clean Plate

The Clean Plate

So many healthy, sustainable options are popping up for San Antonio residents, and a new lunch option near downtown is worth mentioning: The Clean Plate, located at 1022 N. Main, at the triangle at Lexington and Main avenues. The emphasis is on “clean, local food,” meats and produce provided by farmers and ranches who demonstrate respect for the land and their animals, says Chef Catherine New, who oversees the restaurant’s menu. 

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Fare Sharing: Three Is the Perfect Number

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With increasing traffic congestion and escalating gas prices, carpooling has become a way of life in America’s biggest cities. Now new high-tech innovations such as ridesharing apps that make the process more efficient have given rise to a new class of riders known as “slugs”. 

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10 Reasons to Practice Yoga

 

1. Stress Relief

Yoga reduces the physical effects of stress on the body. By encouraging relaxation, yoga helps to lower the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Related benefits include lowering blood pressure and heart rate, improving digestion and boosting the immune system as well as easing symptoms of conditions such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, asthma and insomnia.

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STAYING POWER: A Good Trainer Keeps Us On Track

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by Debra Melani

Maintaining one’s own fitness program can prove a challenge when the will to work out fizzles. Many people are getting help conquering roadblocks and staying on an effective path of regular exercise through an enduring relationship with a personal trainer.

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Global Glamour: Natural Beauty Aids from India

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The health and beauty aisle at Indian grocery stores includes several natural products in wide use among Indian women. Here are some popular ones available in America. 

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

Park Circuit Training – Part 2 of a 2-Part Series

by Jennifer Trimmier

Several San Antonio parks have installed fitness equipment stations for citizens to enjoy. Thirty-three parks include stations for resistance training, stretching, balancing and cardio to help you get a full-body workout. While not required for the workout in the article, this equipment gives you even more outdoor variety when exercising. Each piece of equipment has a sign displaying examples of proper use.

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Traits to Look for in a Trainer

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by Cecily Casey

Engage a personal trainer based on his/her positive responses to the following qualifiers.

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Eilan Hosts Healthy Living, Healthy Planet Expo on Oct. 6

The beautiful new Eilan community off IH-10 in north central San Antonio will host the Spectacular Southwest Healthy Living, Healthy Planet Expo on Sunday, Oct. 6. The broad focus on health and wellness and on green, sustainable living will provide residents across the state a one-stop educational immersion, an opportunity to explore a wide variety of ways to improve their health and the health of our planet. The event will be free and open to the public.

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