As holiday season kicks up and colder weather sinks in, it can be easy to slack off on daily exercising. We all know we should be exercising regularly, but knowing and doing are often very different. The health benefits for regular physical activity are hard to ignore and everyone benefits from exercising no mater of age, sex or physical ability. Exercising is good for our heart and lungs, our bones and brain, our energy and immune system levels, fights diseases and gives us strength. If those are not enough to prove the importance of exercising, the list could go on forever. However, if you often find yourself asking “How can I get myself motivated to exercise?” Here are some simple tips to help make that switch from procrastinating, to actually doing.
On another scorching summer day on the West Texas plains, people began to file into the air-conditioned church. The sound of dull chatter and rustling papers filled the air as people found their seats, each anxiously awaiting their chance, hoping to receive another year of food assistance.
As we wrap up National Nutrition Month, we want to leave you with some keys to success in living a healthy lifestyle.
The holidays are over! With all the excitement of family, friends, food and fun, it was very easy to forget and maintain healthy habits. Even though ‘tis the season to be tempted with high-calorie foods (and the enormous portions!), desserts galore, and many other goodies, the holidays can contribute to weight gain and guilt.
Feeding Texas has AmeriCorps VISTA members working all over the state as a part of the Client Empowerment Corps. Their main role is to address the root causes of hunger in the communities where they live and work, and create partnerships and programs to alleviate the effects of food insecurity on the clients of the food banks where they serve.