Baked Veggie Ziti

Baked Veggie Ziti Recipe

Who said lasagna had to be unhealthy?! While this recipe may be for baked Ziti, you can easily change up your noodles and make a beautiful lasagna instead. This recipe is packed with whole grains, vegetables, and low-fat dairy to keep you satisfied for longer without all the extra calories and fat. Plus it is…

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Healthy Heart Month

A schedule of exercises for the month of February 2017

Happy Healthy Heart Month! AKA February! So far the year has been pretty good here at the Social and Health Research Center. We have made many new connections and have conducted many staff training’s on our latest TEA approved Bienestar/Neema Coordinated Health Program. We love meeting such eager principals and coaches who value the health…

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New Year, New You

different hands holding sparklers

Happy New Year!!!! What a wonderful year we have planned! With every New Year comes the infamous, NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION!! The number one resolution besides saving money is…. losing weight! While losing weight is fine and dandy, here at the Center we are about getting healthy. Losing weight the right way. There are so many…

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Get up and Move

an adult and four children sitting on exercise balls

The idea is to get up and move for 60 minutes a day. 60 whole minutes!! It does not have to be 60 minutes straight. It can be 4- 20 minute session of physical activity. It can be 2-30 minute sessions of physical activity. It does not mean you have to run for a straight…

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Ketacidosis

diabetic ketoacidosis

Ketoacidosis is a life-threatening condition in which your body doesn’t make enough insulin. This can cause you to have dangerously high levels of ketones and blood sugar. This combination makes your blood too acidic, which can change the normal functioning of internal organs like your liver and kidneys. Ketones are chemicals that the body creates…

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Fat versus Muscle??

fat vs muscle

Which weighs more a pound of rocks or a pound of feathers? Neither! They weigh the exact same!! both weigh 1 pound. So which weighs more? A pound of fat or a pound of muscle? The honest truth? Well they weigh the exact same, 1 pound. However, while they both weigh they exact same one…

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The Good for you Spaghetti

spaghetti squash

Be ready because the ever famous Spaghetti is getting a makeover! Do you love pasta but stay away from it because of how full and bloated it makes you feel after? Ever notice when you eat pasta (even whole wheat pasta) you feel as if you need to unbutton those jeans? Well there is definitely…

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Most Important Meal

bowls of berries

Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? One of the most controversial topics is whether or not breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We say it is! We have an internal engine called metabolism. This engine burns excess fuel so it doesn’t accumulate around the waist. Two switches that…

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