Health & Fitness

  • 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…

  • Say “See Ya!” To Sore Muscles

    After a heavy workout, soreness can sometimes last up to two days! But what do you do while your body is recovering to help it recover better and faster? First, remember to rest. It’s so important! Make sure you get in an extra nap or two so your muscles can work faster at repairing themselves.…

  • Summer Workout Tips

    It’s not easy to get in a great workout when it’s hot and muggy outside. For Houstonites, summer feels like the perfect opportunity to stay indoors and watch a movie. While we at Neighbors Emergency Center love movies, it’s also important to keep up your energy at all times of the year. During Houston’s hottest…

  • Make It a Fresh Smoothie Day!

    Here’s a weekly project that’s extra sweet—Smoothie Day! Fresh fruit smoothies are a great way to boost your family’s health and spend some time together even on the busiest summer day. Make this quick, easy snack with your kids by setting up a kid-friendly kitchen workspace before you get started. Cut up the fruit ahead…

  • Family Fitness & Fun at the Houston Zoo

    There’s nothing quite like the Houston zoo in the summer! The African lions basking in the sun, the majestic sea turtles having their first morning swim, the funny chimpanzees leaping from branch to branch… But how do you avoid crowds of people, terrible sunburn, and that disappointing moment when your kids realize that the leopards…

  • Make A Splash & Burn Calories

    The swimming pool is the ideal place for summer workouts. Stay cool and take advantage of the natural resistance water provides. Low impact exercise in the pool is easy on the joints. Today’s routine, called the “Synchronized Swimmer,” requires a noodle to complete. First, float comfortably on your back with a noodle supporting your knees…

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