Healthy Living in Montgomery County

Family & Community Health Department, Montgomery County Extension Office. Family and Community Health (FCH) is part of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M System.

AgriLife Extension offers practical information for families: raising children, housing and environment, eating well, managing money, and staying healthy.

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5 Healthy Aging Tips for Women 05/05/2022

5 Healthy Aging Tips for Women

5 Healthy Aging Tips for Women
Source: U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Healthy aging involves good habits like eating healthy, avoiding common medication mistakes, managing health conditions, getting recommended screenings, and being active. FDA has tips to help you age fabulously. #WomensHealthMonth

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5 Healthy Aging Tips for Women FDA has tips to help you age fabulously.

05/04/2022

www.mymarinhealth.org

Health Tips for Women in their 20s, 30s, 40s, & 50s
Source: MarinHealth Medical Center

There are many lifestyle choices that women can make in their 20s and 30s that help set the stage for good health. A lot of these choices stem from following recommendations for preventative care and can greatly reduce the risk of developing certain diseases and ailments.

In your 40s and 50s, you’ll want to maintain good habits if you’ve adopted them already—and start them today if you haven’t. We can always improve our overall health and well-being, and may even reverse the effects of bad habits from the past. #WomensHealthMonth

Learn more:
https://bit.ly/35tvPgA (20s & 30s)
https://bit.ly/3iKBUIu (40s & 50s)
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#MyPlateMyWins for Beverages 05/03/2022

#MyPlateMyWins for Beverages

Beverages: My Plate My Wins
Source: United States Department of Agriculture, MyPlate

Small changes can add up to big wins. You don't have to give up your favorite mocha...

Learn more (video):
https://bit.ly/3NBnCYE

#MyPlateMyWins for Beverages The USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion introduces the second in a collection of short animated videos showing how to make small, practical chan...

Tips for Online Grocery Shopping 05/02/2022

Tips for Online Grocery Shopping

Online Grocery Shopping, Step By Step
Source: American Heart Association

Short on time? Shopping on a budget? Or simply like the idea of shopping from the comfort of your own home? These are all great reasons to give online grocery shopping a try.

Get the tips (video):
https://bit.ly/3Iwxcs5

Tips for Online Grocery Shopping Short on time? Shopping on a budget? Or simply like the idea of shopping from the comfort of your own home? These are all great reasons to give online grocer...

Health tips: How loud is too loud? 04/29/2022

Health tips: How loud is too loud?

Health tips: How loud is too loud?
Source: Mayo Clinic

Are you putting your audio on max volume while you exercise, work, or play? Be sure to protect your hearing. Nearly 1 in 4 people in the United States ages 20 to 69 has some degree of hearing loss caused by exposure to loud sounds or noise at work or in leisure activities.

Learn more:
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Health tips: How loud is too loud?

Breaking Down Barriers to Fitness 04/28/2022

Breaking Down Barriers to Fitness

Breaking Down Barriers to Fitness
Source: American Heart Association

Work, family obligations and other realities of daily life often get in the way of our best intentions to be more active. If you're committed to a physical activity program and setting goals for yourself, it’s helpful to first identify your personal barriers. By troubleshooting and developing tactics in advance, you’ll have better success overcoming them. Here are some of the more common barriers and solutions for overcoming them.

Learn more:
https://bit.ly/37pYbZw

Breaking Down Barriers to Fitness Most of us are familiar with the most common barrier to a regular physical activity routine -- the.

04/27/2022

The Power of Sleep
Source: Cooper Aerobics

Sleep affects everything about us. There is no type of tissue, system or operation in the body—from the brain, heart and lungs to metabolism, immune function and mood—that isn’t enhanced by sleep. Unfortunately, in today’s fast-paced world, functioning on less sleep has become a kind of badge of honor for some. But sleep experts say if you think you’re doing fine on less sleep, think again. “A good night’s sleep can help us cope with stress, control our weight, solve problems and prevent serious illness and disease,” says Riva Rahl, MD, Cooper Clinic Platinum Physician.

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MyPlate, MyWins: What’s Your Healthy Eating Style? 04/26/2022

MyPlate, MyWins: What’s Your Healthy Eating Style?

What's your healthy eating style?
Source: United States Department of Agriculture, MyPlate

Your food choices add up and they all matter. So, where to start? #video

Learn more:
https://bit.ly/3iM24dN

MyPlate, MyWins: What’s Your Healthy Eating Style? The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion introduces the “MyPlate, MyWins” video series that shows how small changes to ...

Getting Started - Tips for Long-term Exercise Success 04/25/2022

Getting Started - Tips for Long-term Exercise Success

Getting Started - Tips for Long-term Exercise Success
Source: American Heart Association

Walking, swimming, cycling, jogging, skiing, aerobic dancing or any of dozens of other activities can help your heart. They all cause you to feel warm, perspire and breathe heavily without being out of breath and without feeling any burning sensation in your muscles.Whether it is a structured exercise program or just part of your daily routine, all exercise adds up to a healthier heart. Take the first step by walking. It's free, easy to do and when you have a walking companion, you're more likely to stay motivated.

Here are some tips for exercise success:
http://bit.ly/2G82DMA

Getting Started - Tips for Long-term Exercise Success Walking, swimming, cycling, jogging, skiing.

Lettuce, Other Leafy Greens, and Food Safety 04/22/2022

Lettuce, Other Leafy Greens, and Food Safety

Safely Handling & Preparing Leafy Greens
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prewashed greens don’t need to be washed again. If the label on a leafy greens package says any of the following, you don’t need to wash the greens:
• Ready-to-eat
• Triple washed
• No washing necessary
The best way to wash leafy greens is by rinsing them under running water. Studies show that this step removes some of the germs and dirt on leafy greens and other vegetables and fruits. But no washing method can remove all germs.

Learn more:
https://bit.ly/3NhVN7G

Lettuce, Other Leafy Greens, and Food Safety Learn how to lower your chance of getting food poisoning from leafy greens.

04/21/2022

www.nia.nih.gov

How to make the most of your doctor's visit
Source: National Institute on Aging

Have you ever left your doctor’s office realizing you forgot to ask an important question? Or maybe you were upset because you didn’t fully understand the doctor’s instructions. Not getting what you want out of a doctor visit can be frustrating. However, there are things you can do to prepare ahead of time. At each visit, your doctor will likely ask about your concerns. It’s a good idea to think about what you’d like to talk about before the actual visit. This form can help you organize your thoughts.

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Lower Stress: How does stress affect the body? 04/20/2022

Lower Stress: How does stress affect the body?

Lower Stress: How does stress affect the body?
Source: American Heart Association

Feeling stressed out? It can have lasting effects on your health and well-being. But there are ways to manage stress and its symptoms that can help you feel better. #StressAwarenessMonth

Learn more:
https://bit.ly/3tVj8TS

Lower Stress: How does stress affect the body? Feeling stressed out? It can have lasting effects on your health and well-being.

25 Ways to Get Moving at Home Infographic 04/19/2022

25 Ways to Get Moving at Home Infographic

25 Ways to Get Moving at Home
Source: American Heart Association

Get moving with your kids and these 25 active ideas! #MoveMoreMonth

Learn more:
https://bit.ly/2y1atWy

25 Ways to Get Moving at Home Infographic   25 Ways to Get Kids Moving at Home .

Help Your Brain Stay Sharp 04/18/2022

Help Your Brain Stay Sharp

Physical Activity Boosts Brain Health
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Physical activity can improve your cognitive health—helping you think, learn, problem-solve, and enjoy an emotional balance. It can improve memory and reduce anxiety or depression. But you don’t have to be a fitness guru to reap the benefits. Any amount of physical activity can help. No matter your age or fitness level, physical activity can help improve sleep, brain health, and quality of life. #MoveMoreMonth

Learn more:
https://bit.ly/3NiNLvs

Help Your Brain Stay Sharp Find tips to stay physically active and improve your brain health.

How Exercise Affects the Brain 04/15/2022

How Exercise Affects the Brain

How Exercise Affects the Brain
Source: Dana Foundation

Exercise is good for your overall health — including your brain! Learn about its brain-health benefits and get tips for your own exercise routine. #video

Learn more:
https://bit.ly/3IFw9q9 (subtitles en español)

How Exercise Affects the Brain Exercise is good for your overall health—including your brain! Learn about its brain-health benefits and get tips for your own exercise routine.

Life's Simple 7 Move More Be Active Infographic 04/14/2022

Life's Simple 7 Move More Be Active Infographic

How to be More Active
Source: American Heart Association

Adults should get a weekly total of at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity or a combination of both, spread throughout the week.
• Be Strong: Include muscle-strengthening activity (like resistance or weight training) at least twice a week
• Add Intensity: Increase time, distance, amount of effort for more benefits
• Sit Less: Get up and move throughout the day.
Kids and teens should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. #MoveMoreMonth

Learn more tips for success:
https://bit.ly/3CAhT0b

Life's Simple 7 Move More Be Active Infographic Living an active life is one of the most rewarding gifts you can give yourself and those you love. Simply put, daily physical activity increases your length and quality of life.

04/13/2022

www.dietaryguidelines.gov

Small Changes Matter: Start Simple with MyPlate Today
Source: United States Department of Agriculture; U.S. Health & Human Services

Healthy eating is important at every stage of life. The benefits of healthy eating add up over time, bite by bite. Choose from these simple tips to help you...

Learn more:
https://bit.ly/35Vsh77
https://bit.ly/34LteOy (en español)
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National Park Week - NPS Celebrates! (U.S. National Park Service) 04/12/2022

National Park Week - NPS Celebrates! (U.S. National Park Service)

Make plans to celebrate National Park Week: April 16-24, 2022!
Source: National Park Service

Every April, during the presidentially proclaimed National Park Week, we join with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, to celebrate America's treasures. National Park Week is a time to explore amazing places, discover stories of history and culture, help out, and find your park. #MoveMoreMonth

Learn more:
https://bit.ly/3I4SX22

National Park Week - NPS Celebrates! (U.S. National Park Service) National Park Week highlights the amazing natural and cultural resources of the national parks and the rewarding work we do in cooperation with partners and local communities.

Create a Circuit Home Workout Infographic 04/11/2022

Create a Circuit Home Workout Infographic

It's Move More Month: Choose Your Own Workout
Source: American Heart Association

Here's an idea: Circuits can be a great way to work out and reduce stress without any special equipment.
To build your circuit, choose 3-4 exercises from each category. Alternate cardio and strength exercises in short bursts of 30 seconds for up to 3 minutes, then repeat the circuit two to three times.

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Create a Circuit Home Workout Infographic Circuits can be a great way to work out and reduce stress without any special equipment.

No Time for Exercise? Here Are 7 Easy Ways to Move More! 04/08/2022

No Time for Exercise? Here Are 7 Easy Ways to Move More!

No Time for Exercise? Here Are 7 Easy Ways to Move More!
Source: American Heart Association

When you can’t seem to make time for a full workout, try these no-sweat ways to simply move more. Don’t worry, there are plenty of easy, no-cost ways to do it. #MoveMoreMonth

Learn more:
https://bit.ly/3KE17jP

No Time for Exercise? Here Are 7 Easy Ways to Move More! Too busy to add more exercise to your schedule? When you can&rsquo.

Tracking My Family’s Food Expenses 04/07/2022

Tracking My Family’s Food Expenses

Tracking My Family’s Food Expenses
Source: Iowa State University Extension & Outreach

Budgeting can be challenging, and it can take time before you find a system that works best for you. The first step is to have a general idea of how much a family similar to yours should spend each month on food. Spend Smart. Eat Smart. has a Grocery Budget Calculator to help you determine what that range might look like for you.

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Tracking My Family’s Food Expenses Budgeting can be challenging, and it can take time before you find a system that works best for you. My husband handles finances as part of his job so at home I handle most of our day-to-day expens…

Walking: A Step in the Right Direction | NIDDK 04/06/2022

Walking: A Step in the Right Direction | NIDDK

It's National Walking Day (April 6) & Walking is A Step in the Right Direction
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Have you been thinking of adding more physical activity to your life? Have you thought about walking? Walking is a great way to be more active and is the most popular physical activity among adults.

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Walking: A Step in the Right Direction | NIDDK Walking is a great way to be more active and to gain health benefits. Learn how to start and stick with a safe walking program.

Change Is a Mindset 04/05/2022

Change Is a Mindset

Change Is a Mindset
Source: American Heart Association

You want to look better, feel better or improve your health. You feel it in your bones that it’s time for a change...

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Change Is a Mindset You want to look better, feel better or improve your health.

Activity Planner - Move Your Way | health.gov 04/04/2022

Activity Planner - Move Your Way | health.gov

April is Move More Month - Ready to get more active this week?
Source: Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion

Use this planner to set goals, choose activities you want to do, and get tips to help you stay motivated.

Learn more:
https://bit.ly/3MDG6r6

Activity Planner - Move Your Way | health.gov The Healthy People 2030 site allows you to build a custom list of objectives to use in your work. Use this page to compile your list of objectives and create a custom URL to bookmark the page for future reference.

04/02/2022
Safe Minimum Internal Temperatures 04/01/2022

Safe Minimum Internal Temperatures

Safe Minimum Cooking Temperatures Chart
Source: foodsafety.gov, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Whether you're pulling out the grill or grabbing some leftovers, here's a handy chart to keep handy (alomg with your food thermometer). Follow the guidelines for minimum cooking temperatures and rest time for meat, poultry, seafood, and other cooked foods. Be sure to use a food thermometer to check whether meat has reached a safe internal temperature that is hot enough to kill harmful germs that cause food poisoning.

Learn more:
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Safe Minimum Internal Temperatures Follow these guidelines from FoodSafety.gov for safe minimum internal temperatures and rest times for meat, poultry, seafood, and other cooked foods.

04/01/2022
Protein Foods | MyPlate 03/31/2022

Protein Foods | MyPlate

Why is it important to eat a variety of seafood each week?
Source: United States Department of Agriculture

Seafood contains a range of nutrients, notably the omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. Eating about 8 ounces per week of a variety of seafood, the amount recommended for many adults, as part of a healthy diet, can support health. Some types of fish, such as salmon and trout are also natural sources of vitamin D, a nutrient that many people don't get enough of.

Learn more:
https://bit.ly/33DPSI1
http://go.usa.gov/xtBS3 (recipe)

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03/31/2022
8 Strategies for a Healthy Spring | CDC 03/30/2022

8 Strategies for a Healthy Spring | CDC

8 Strategies for a Healthy Spring
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Help prevent chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer with these 8 healthy habits for spring.

Learn more:
https://bit.ly/3L5rFdJ

8 Strategies for a Healthy Spring | CDC 8 Strategies for a Healthy Spring

03/30/2022
4 Ways to Get Good Fats Infographic 03/29/2022

4 Ways to Get Good Fats Infographic

4 Ways to Get Good Fats
Source: American Heart Association

Replace saturated fats with unsaturated fats as part of a healthy eating pattern. Unsaturated fats can help lower bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and they provide essential nutrients your body needs. Here are four easy and delicious ways to get more good fats.

Learn more:
https://bit.ly/3Gx24Ic

4 Ways to Get Good Fats Infographic Go Fish - Eat at least 8 ounces of non-fried fish each week, which may be divided over two 3.

03/29/2022
Lipid Panel: What It Is, Purpose, Preparation & Results 03/28/2022

Lipid Panel: What It Is, Purpose, Preparation & Results

What is a lipid panel?
Source: Cleveland Clinic

A lipid panel is a blood test that measures the amount of certain fat molecules called lipids in your blood. In most cases, the panel includes four different cholesterol measurements and a measurement of your triglycerides.

Having too many lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides) in your blood can lead to buildup in your blood vessels and arteries, which can cause damage and increase your risk of cardiovascular problems.

Learn more:
https://cle.clinic/3FJRWLR

Lipid Panel: What It Is, Purpose, Preparation & Results A lipid panel is a test that measures the amount of certain fat molecules called lipids in your blood. It measures three cholesterol levels and your triglyceride level.

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Walk Across Texas! 2021 Montgomery County Community Challenge

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Montgomery County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Montgomery County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
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Conroe, 77303

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Conroe, 77304

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Conroe Professional Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 2731 Conroe Professional Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 2731
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