WISE NOTES FOR CONSUMERS

Guide to buying pedometers and fitness apps

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Many of us know Centers for Disease Control suggests everyone accumulate 30 to 60 minutes or more of moderate physical activity, such as brisk walking, on a daily basis. But how do we know if we are walking enough?

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Walking is best exercise for diabetes

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Exercise is something most of us love to hate, but there's good news.

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16th Annual Wise County Walk Across Texas starts next month

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Through a modest increase in daily activity, most Americans can improve their health.

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Cooking up a cottage food biz

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Recent changes to the Texas Cottage Food Law mean more foods can be prepared and sold from a residential kitchen.

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Choose a strategy for weight management

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
By Tanya Davis

It's easy to get fat in America. Every day we are confronted with an abundance of delicious food accessible not only in restaurants and gas stations, but also via drive-throughs and home delivery.

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Take steps to prevent heart disease

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Many women don't know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for their gender. Almost 500,000 women die from cardiovascular diseases, while 270,000 women die from all forms of cancer combined.

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Drink up: Choose water first

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
By Tanya Davis

I hope you're sticking with your goal to eat healthier in 2014. At our weekly Step Up and Scale Down class we have talked about the variety of foods that should be included in a healthy diet.

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Food Protection Management courses offered

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
By Tanya Davis

Foodborne illnesses can be prevented by following simple food safety practices. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Wise County provides a Food Protection Management (FPM) training program that seeks to reduce the risk of foodborne illness.

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Save the date for ‘Step Up and Scale Down’

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
By Tanya Davis

This is the time of year when everyone seems to be saying to themselves "as soon as I get through the holidays, I am going to start eating better and exercising."

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Planning to give a bicycle for Christmas? Don’t forget the helmet!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
By Tanya Davis

With Christmas approaching, many parents are planning to give their child a new bicycle - maybe even their first bicycle.

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Mix it up to expand your gift-giving dollar

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
By Tanya Davis

When the holiday season rolls around, many family budgets become strained.

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10 tips to avoid holiday weight gain

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
By Tanya Davis

The holidays are upon us. With Halloween candy behind us and Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve before us, the recipe for weight gain is set.

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Let’s talk turkey

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
By Tanya Davis

Note to all Wise County residents: Did you realize that Thanksgiving is just around the corner?

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Make smart nutrition choices

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
By Tanya Davis

While we're overfed, we're undernourished, and new research shows that many Americans are not meeting their average daily needs for key nutrients.

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Reducing fat in cooked ground beef

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
By Tanya Davis

A study in the Journal of The American Dietetic Association has good news for beef eaters. Nutrition researchers found that a simple rinsing process reduced the fat content of cooked ground beef (that is 73 percent to 85 percent lean) crumbles by as much as 50 percent.

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‘Tis the season for pumpkins

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
By Tanya Davis

It is fall, and thoughts turn to pumpkin pie and Halloween jack-o-lanterns. But, can you use a pumpkin for both a jack-o-lantern and for eating?

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Water conservation and quality

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
By Tanya Davis

It's a blessing when it falls from the sky to replenish the fields, lakes and streams.

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Breast cancer: Early detection is key

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
By Tanya Davis

Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S. It is also one of the leading causes of cancer death among women of all races.

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Friend to Friend: Staying healthy together

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
By Tanya Davis

Exhibits, vendors, food and information are all part of a Friend to Friend party that Wise County women are invited to attend at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Bridgeport Community Center, 1102 Lawdin St.

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Food safety for food-pantry donations

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
By Tanya Davis

It's that time of year when many organizations and individuals begin gathering food items to donate to our area food pantries.

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