Fall is the new January when it comes to kickstarting healthy habits

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A recent study has revealed parents across the US and Europe are embracing the power of healthy routines for their families this fall. A staggering 91% of people asked said they were planning on eating more healthily and being more active from September onwards and 3 out of 4 parents (77%) believe that routine is fundamental to this.

The online study, by leading health and wellness company Juice Plus+ was conducted among 8,013 parents or guardians of children aged under 18 living at home in the USA, UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, and Poland.

Why Fall?

When questioned, the majority of parents (81%) said that the month that children start back at school, either physically or virtually, is the perfect time to get structured dietary and exercise routines in place to help their families live a healthier and more active life.

As summer

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Nielson, Seven Lakes, Tompkins run with fast group in Atascocita

Cinco Ranch senior Heidi Nielson paced a highly-competitive field Oct. 17 at the Atascocita Invitational, finishing as the only female runner to break the 18-minute mark on the 5,000-meter course.

Nielson clocked a 17:45.25 for a victory margin of 23.58 seconds. Klein’s Kristen McHugh (18:08.83) and Tompkins’ Addison Stevenson (18:21.65) were the next two to cross the finish line.

The Seven Lakes girls and Tompkins boys earned the best team finishes in Atascocita, both placing third.

The Spartans amassed 91 points to finish behind Kingwood (56) and Klein (80), one point ahead of Tompkins. Seven Lakes was led by Sara Lopez’s ninth-place time of 19:11.79, with Ingrid Vargas (14th, 19:36.32), Grace Havern (20th, 19:41.18), Sarah Zdansky (23rd, 19:46.90) and Laine Heiser (25th, 19:54.12) completing the scoring.

Tompkins’ scoring runners included Hayden Gold (7th, 18:58.69), Katie Wiley (22nd, 19:42.52), Paula Guevara (27th, 19:57.65), and Courtney Richman (33rd, 20:22.29).


Cinco Ranch’s scoring

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The Racism in Our Food System Hurts BIPOC Health

Food—and easy access to it—is a universal right. That’s a statement we should all agree on, yet the distribution of safe and affordable food is far from equitable in the United States. Black, brown, and Indigenous communities have been subject to redlining—a practice that denied housing loans to people of color and caused grocery chains to pull out of urban areas—and other racist policies for decades, and as a result have disproportionately less access to full-service grocery stores, well-funded neighborhoods, and schools. These truths are not new. In fact, the entire U.S. food system was founded on systemic racism—and that legacy impacts the well-being of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) communities to this day.

From the early 1600s through the end of the Civil War in 1865, plantations in the South were forcibly worked by highly skilled enslaved Black people. Enslaved peoples were responsible for planting, tending,

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This Popular Gym Is Closing All of Its Locations

Working out at the gym, an indoor space where people are heavily breathing, probably doesn’t sound ideal to many of us right now. But this week, news of an outbreak confirmed that gyms are one of the most dangerous places you could be amid the coronavirus pandemic. The outbreak of infections in question happened in Canada from a single spin studio, which ultimately got 70 people sick. With many former gym-goers canceling memberships out of concern for their health, wellness studios nationwide have had to close their doors. And now, another one is biting the dust. The beloved yoga studio chain YogaWorks will close all of its locations after 33 years in business. The California-based chain with 66 studios throughout the United States has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is permanently closing all of its studios, according to an Oct. 15 report in The Wall Street Journal.

YogaWorks had

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