Health & Fitness

  • What’s your Fitness Goal?

    “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”––CS Lewis Do you want to build muscle? Improve flexibility? Have an enriched overall sense of well-being? These activities will help you with your goals in no time: Want to Lose Weight? Try Zumba. This high-intensity cardio workout will help you…
  • Exercise with Your Best Friend!

    The benefits of exercise are numerous and it can be even more beneficial with your dog! You and your pet can have a fun cardio workout together and it’s a great motivator to spice up the routine of long jogs. Before reaching full running speed, make sure to ease into the run first. The American…
  • Taking Care of Your Heart Is Not So Hard

    No matter what your age is, taking steps to improve your heart’s health is important at any stage of your life, and it’s not as complicated as you might think. Below are 3 really easy ways to start taking care of your heart: Eat a lot more sushi Or any other dish that contains fish…
  • Benefits of Yoga

    Practicing yoga has a variety of benefits, including better sleep and overall sense of well-being. It tones your body and helps with your outlook as well. Here are just a few of many ways that yoga can benefit you: 1. Boost Immunity Studies suggest that yoga practice increases immunity at a cellular level, and quickly,…
  • Post-Marathon Recovery

    NEC_Marathon Post-Marathon Recovery The big day for local marathon runners is almost here. The Houston Marathon is expected to take place on January 19 and if you are one of the runners, you have probably been training tirelessly for the past few weeks. But, do you know what steps to take for a successful recovery after…
  • 5 Exercises to Get Ski and Snowboard Ready

    NEC_Health&Cooking 1. Toy Soldiers If you’re going skiing or snowboarding, it’s always a good idea to loosen your hamstrings. To start, stand up straight with your left arm out to your side at shoulder height. Without bending your knee, kick your right leg while extending your left arm out in front of you to touch your…
  • Indoor Fitness, Exercise, Weekend fun!

    How to Maintain Your Outside Exercise Routine for Fall Though Fall in Houston isn't usually very cold, it’s still cold enough for Houstonites to prefer to stay inside with a cup of hot cocoa! To keep up your exercise routine during our city’s mild chill, make sure to follow these helpful tips. *Before you go outside, dress in layers. Even if it’s not extremely…
  • Pumpkin Patch, Weekend fun!

    Pumpkin Patch, Weekend fun When the wind gets cooler and you’re wearing your favorite fall sweater, it’s time to hunt for the perfect pumpkin! Bring the whole family along and have everyone choose a pumpkin of their own. To select the perfect pumpkin, feel the pumpkin in your hand. If it feels heavy, firm, and has consistent coloring, it’s…
  • Children’s Museum of Houston for Fitness (and Learning) Fun

    So it’s hot and muggy outside, and the last thing you and your kids want to do is to be out in the summer swelter. What do you do with kids out of school and the potential for cabin fever so very high at this time of year? The Children’s Museum of Houston has a…

  • Run with a New Crowd

    If you’re reluctant to run alone in the sprawling metropolis of Houston, try out one of its many running clubs. Not only will you be able to run safely all over the most beautiful trails in the city, but you’ll be able to meet new people with a common interest in their health. Some running…

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