Hydration 101: Are you getting enough water?

Posted by Kyra Constam on June 22, 2017 at 11:30 AM

In the past couple of weeks, heat waves have been popping up all over the country. The relentless summer heat will soon be here in Texas, but high temperatures will be prevalent everywhere. With that heat comes the need to be even more cognizant than usual of the amount of water we are taking in. The summer heat drains us of H2O, and adding exercise to the heat can make staying hydrated seem like an impossible task. However, staying hydrated is vital to your health. See how you can make sure you get enough water this summer and year-round.   

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Topics: wellness

Becoming More Mentally Active

Posted by Kyra Constam on December 15, 2016 at 9:50 AM

The push for physical activity is ubiquitous. From various headlines to TV ads to the fitness communities of every social media platform, we often see how-tos, tips and tricks, and more on how to become more physically fit, but not much on increasing mental acuity. As important as exercising your body is to your physical health, it can have a huge impact on your mind and your brain. Keeping your brain in shape is essential to combating the decline that can accompany aging. Fortunately, being mentally active may be easier than you think. Read more for how you can use exercise and more to your brain’s benefit.

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Topics: wellness, mental acuity, brain, health, aerobic exercise

Giving Yourself Permission

Posted by Kyra Constam on December 1, 2016 at 12:00 PM

There’s a common misconception that weight loss is a steady decline, like taking an escalator. Week one, a pound. Week two, two pounds, week three, two or three more pounds, and so on. However, everyday life tends to get in the way of weight loss being totally consistent. Instead of the pounds coming off every week, you may lose less or even gain a little weight during the process. It’s okay to get off track sometimes. Afterall, getting healthier is a journey, not a straight path. Beating yourself up for getting off track won’t help you lose weight any faster. It can be great to completely focus on your goals, but also accept when life has other plans and priorities.

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Topics: Fitness Motivation, wellness, health, advice