Tag Archives: health

Walk Through Texas History

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service invites you to join us for a 4 week challenge to Walk Through Texas History! Join District 8 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in our Multi-County Walk Through Texas History COVID-19 Challenge beginning April 20th.  Walk Through Texas History is a four-week program designed to help Texans establish the habit of regular physical activity while learning the rich history of Texas. Each adult team may include up to 8 team members, all working together to reach designated goals while following along legendary historical paths… Read More →

Step Up, Scale Down

Here at the end of January, it is not uncommon for those New Year’s Resolutions to start tapering off. Whether it is a lack of motivation, frustration with results, or just difficulty scheduling time for exercise and nutritious cooking, this is that time of year where some of us just fall off the horse. If you are having difficulty staying on your weight loss plan, or would like to start one, join Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s “Step Up, Scale Down” program starting on Friday, February 7th at… Read More →

Healthy Texas Youth Ambassadors

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension – Bosque County is now accepting applications for Healthy Texas Youth Ambassadors.  These are local, high-school aged youth with a passion for health, wellness and service who are trained to serve as community health and wellness leaders.   Healthy Texas Youth Ambassadors assist county extension agents in providing leadership to their peers during health programs and projects within Texas 4-H, Healthy Texas, and other Texas A&M AgriLife health programs. Youth interested in this program can expect to advocate for health and nutrition in schools, at… Read More →

Heart Health

Did you know the heart beats about 2.5 billion times over the average lifetime?  This amazing organ pumps millions of gallons of blood carrying oxygen, nutrients, hormones, and other essential cells to all parts of our body.  We can’t live without a heart, so we need to do all we can to keep it healthy. Many factors play a role in heart health, such as diet, exercise, smoking, infection, and genetics.  You cannot control all of those, but you can control your diet and physical activity levels.  Part… Read More →

Extension Celebrates Family Mealtime in September

Every September, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension celebrates a Family Mealtime by connecting for better health.  In our busy lives, it can be hard to sit down with your family to share a meal and reconnect with each other.  Family mealtimes are great for kids and adults! Did you know children who eat with their families are better nourished, have lower rates of obesity, and better vocabularies?  These factors can have a positive impact on classroom behavior and academic performance. Family meals don’t have to be reserved for holidays… Read More →

Learn to Live

Whether you want to lose weight or just get healthy, you know you need to make changes but aren’t exactly sure what those changes need to be.  The Learn to Live program provides information and answers to many questions you may have about the best methods to get healthy and stay that way. Topics covered by the program include: nutrition physical activity blood pressure cholesterol adult immunizations Learn to Live is a free adult education course presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Coryell Memorial Hospital.  The… Read More →

Older Americans Month 2015: “Get into the Act”

Older adults are a vital part of our society. Since 1963, communities across the country have shown their gratitude by celebrating Older Americans Month each May. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Get into the Act,” to focus on how older adults are taking charge of their health, getting engaged in their communities, and making a positive impact in the lives of others. The theme also reflects on the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Older Americans Act into law… Read More →

What is a Serving of Fruits and Vegetables?

Making it Simple:  The Half-Your-Plate Concept What does a serving of broccoli look like?  How many baby carrots are in a cup?  Even the most well-versed nutrition professionals don’t have all these measurements memorized!  So let’s make it easier:  fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables at each meal or eating occasion. Making fruits and vegetables the focal point of every meal will help you meet your recommended amount each day – and you won’t have to do all the math! The new healthy MyPlate icon developed… Read More →

Healthy Heart Month

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and it’s a special day to be with the ones we love.  The stores are already filled with Valentine candy, cards and other goodies to share with a sweetheart.  While the hearts that cover Valentine’s Day merchandise are meant to represent love, they also serve as a simple reminder for us to take care of our hearts. The next time you see one of these hearts, think about your own heart, and ask yourself if you are living a heart-healthy lifestyle. The rates… Read More →

Have a Safe and Healthy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!  Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time of year to reflect on our blessings throughout the year.  I hope you find time during the holiday to give thanks and enjoy time with family and friends. This year, make the most of your Thanksgiving meal by cooking fresh, healthy side dishes and following food safety guidelines. Thaw your turkey safely.  The best way to thaw frozen poultry is in the refrigerator.  The USDA recommends 24 hours for every 4-5 pounds of turkey.  Thawing your turkey in the refrigerator… Read More →