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Aug

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What’s on your plate?

Posted by on August 2nd, 2018

Whether it was from the classroom or the back of a cereal box, Millennials are probably familiar with the Food Pyramid. But when the USDA released the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the pyramid was updated to MyPlate as a more eye-catching and less complicated model for healthier eating. Take a look at the two:… Read More »

Jun

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Strength Training Can Help Fight Bone Loss

Posted by on June 27th, 2018

According to a recent article in Harvard Health, people tend to lose bone mass at a rate of 1% per year after age 40. This can result in osteoporosis, with even simple activities such as bending over to tie a shoelace becoming a potential risk for a fracture. The 2008 Physical Health Guidelines for Americans… Read More »

Mar

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Texas A&M Teams up with ofo for Campus Bike Share Program

Posted by on March 6th, 2018

Earlier last week, Texas A&M Transportation Services announced a partnership with ofo, the world’s first and largest station-free bike share company.  ofo’s is providing 500 bikes to service the 70,000 students, faculty, and staff of the campus of Texas A&M. “We are excited about collaborating with ofo and the opportunity this partnership brings to the… Read More »

Nov

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NIH Blood Pressure Study Data Supports AHA/ACC Hypertension Guidelines

Posted by on November 21st, 2017

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded a landmark study that supports a crucial component of the 2017 Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines put forth by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC).  The AHA and ACC guidelines state that high blood pressure should be treated earlier by changes in lifestyle… Read More »

Oct

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Get Your Heart in the Game

Posted by on October 19th, 2017

Fall is a great season for sports fans. Baseball and soccer finish out their seasons and make way for hockey and football, both professional and college leagues. But those with risk of increased risk might need to be careful about how much they get into the game. A recent study released in the Canadian Journal… Read More »

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