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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Food Safety Tips for the Holidays 🍗🌽🍴 12/09/2021

Food Safety Tips for the Holidays 🍗🌽🍴

Safely Prepare Your Holiday Meals
Source: USAgov, USDA

For many people, holiday preparation has begun. But, have you prepared food safety measures? Unsafe handling and undercooking of food can lead to serious foodborne illness.

If you have questions about your turkey, call the official Meat and Poultry Hotline. Talk to a food safety expert at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854). Worried about side dishes or other cooking practices? Explore tips from the food safety experts at the Department of Agriculture.

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Food Safety Tips for the Holidays 🍗🌽🍴 For many people, holiday preparation has begun. But, have you prepared food safety measures? Unsafe handling and undercooking of food can lead to serious foodborne illness.

How to Balance Your Health Goals During the Holidays - Valley Schools 12/08/2021

How to Balance Your Health Goals During the Holidays - Valley Schools

How to Balance Your Health Goals During the Holidays
Source: Valley Schools, Kristen DeCosta RD

Common Belief: Our health goals should be put on the back burner during the holidays.

New Perspective: Finding a balance between joy and health during the holidays is key!

Learn more:
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How to Balance Your Health Goals During the Holidays - Valley Schools Staying on track to balance your health goals this holiday shouldn't mean not to induldge but find a blanace. Valley Schools Dietitian has some tips.

Healthy Holiday Challenge - Action for Healthy Kids 12/07/2021

Healthy Holiday Challenge - Action for Healthy Kids

Healthy Holiday Challenge
Source: Action for Healthy Kids

December tends to go by in the blink of an eye. Between holiday celebrations, preparing for school vacations, and having less sunlight during the days, it’s far too easy to rush through the last 31 days of the year. But it’s important to take time during the holiday season to reflect on things we may be thankful for and to celebrate how those things impact our health. To help make this easier, we’re challenging you to participate in our Game On Holiday Challenge each week this December!

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

Healthy Holiday Challenge - Action for Healthy Kids It’s important to take time during the holiday season to reflect on things we may be thankful for and to celebrate how those things impact our health. To help make this easier, take the Holiday Challenge each week this December!

Exercise can help you manage holiday stress 12/06/2021

Exercise can help you manage holiday stress

Exercise can help you manage holiday stress
Source: Michigan State University Extension

This time of year brings food, gifts, relatives, and stress. Manage your stress by taking a timeout with some physical activity.

Learn more:
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Exercise can help you manage holiday stress This time of year brings food, gifts, relatives and stress. Manage stress by taking a timeout to ignite feel-good neurotransmitters.

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Great choices!

12/04/2021

Good advice!

Sometimes we need to change our activity patterns to stay motivated. If we keep doing the same activity or taking the same route, we can become bored & disinterested in our physical activity. Instead, ask yourself some questions & make exercise work for you @AmericanCancerSociety https://bit.ly/3cj4kWE

Photos from Healthy Living in Montgomery County's post 12/02/2021

Our Program Assistant for Family and Consumers Sciences/Family and Community Health, Mike McBride, has moved on to be a County Extension Agent - Family and Community Health in Leon County. We are very proud and exited for him! But this means we have a position to fill in Montgomery County! Send us a message if you know someone who might be interested!

11/25/2021

May we be #thankful for the food on our tables and the #farmers and #ranchers who put it there this #holidayseason. 🦃🧑‍🌾🌽🌱

11/24/2021

Is the Walk Across Texas (WAT) program for you? YES! The WAT program is for anyone who wants to use a fun, motivating team approach to being more active - designed for teams of 8 to work together towards the goal of 832 miles. BTW Yes, WAT is 100% FREE! https://bit.ly/34KaVps #WATWednesday #wat25 #AgriLifeExtension

Enjoy Thanksgiving (Without Feeling Like a Stuffed Turkey) 11/23/2021

Enjoy Thanksgiving (Without Feeling Like a Stuffed Turkey)

Enjoy Thanksgiving (Without Feeling Like a Stuffed Turkey)
Source: Doylestown Health

“The average person gains one pound over the holidays that doesn’t go away, and those pounds can really add up over the years,” says Debbie Davis, a registered, licensed dietitian-nutritionist from Doylestown Health.

“We don’t have to eat until we feel uncomfortable to enjoy the holidays,” says Debbie, who shares 10 simple strategies for a healthier Thanksgiving.

Learn more:
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Enjoy Thanksgiving (Without Feeling Like a Stuffed Turkey) The average person gains one pound over the holidays that doesn’t go away. Start the season right with 10 simple strategies for a healthier Thanksgiving.

11/22/2021

Come get some!!

11/22/2021

Have you ever wondered why walking is so popular? Find some answers here from the American Heart Association https://bit.ly/3BMLL7x #wat25 #AgriLifeExtension #walkacrosstexas

11/20/2021

The holidays can be a stressful time but the key to reducing some of that stress is to plan ahead! Here are some tips that may help you plan your meals and be less stressed!
#cookingwellwithdiabetes #NationalDiabetesMonth #hidalgocounty #agrilifeextensionhidalgo

6 ways to stay fit during the holidays 11/19/2021

6 ways to stay fit during the holidays

6 ways to stay fit during the holidays
Source: Edward-Elmhurst Health

During the holiday season, the already challenging endeavor of making time for fitness becomes even more difficult.

From Thanksgiving through Christmas and New Year’s, it is very easy to overindulge in holiday goodies and neglect your fitness goals. By the time the new year rolls around, many of us feel bloated and out of shape.

It doesn’t have to be like that. There are some simple things you can do to maintain your fitness at this time of year and still enjoy the holiday cheer.

Check out these six ways to stay fit during the holidays so you start the new year feeling energized rather than sluggish.

Learn more:
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6 ways to stay fit during the holidays During the holiday season, the already challenging endeavor of making time for fitness becomes even more difficult.

Keep your health habits on track during the holidays - Harvard Health 11/18/2021

Keep your health habits on track during the holidays - Harvard Health

Keep your health habits on track during the holidays
Source: Harvard University

It's November, time for Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season, which is also known as the time of year when healthy habits slide off track and waistbands get tighter.

While many people who indulge a little too much during the holiday season are able to refocus in January, others never regain the fitness ground they've lost or drop the pounds they've added. But it doesn't have to be this way. If you're committed to maintaining your health goals, there are some simple strategies that can help keep you moving in the right direction through the holidays and beyond.

Learn more:
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Keep your health habits on track during the holidays - Harvard Health Many people have trouble maintaining good health habits during the holiday season. Focusing on fun, not food, can help people stay on track....

11/18/2021

9.10.21 - "Hope" - The Extension Hour

Hope for the Holidays will be soon!! December 4th! Please consider supporting this worthy cause… and enjoy some wonderful entertainment!

11/17/2021

It’s #DiabetesAwarenessMonth. Prevent diabetes with small steps:

🤔 Learn if you have prediabetes (https://bit.ly/3tMWywl)

🏃 Be active 30 minutes on most days of the week

🍎 Eat a balanced diet

⚖️ Maintain a healthy weight

💻 Learn more: cdc.gov/diabetes

11/17/2021

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Is grocery shopping on your to-do list?
Source: U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Healthy cooking and eating start at the grocery store. Bring this Tip Card with you when food shopping to help you make nutritious choices.

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Home gardens a great place to grow strawberries 11/17/2021

Home gardens a great place to grow strawberries

Home gardens a great place to grow strawberries The home garden is a great place to grow strawberries. These delicious treats can be...

Photos from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Harris County Family & Community Health's post 11/16/2021

Montgomery County too!!

Thanksgiving recipes: Delicious and healthy options 11/16/2021

Thanksgiving recipes: Delicious and healthy options

Thanksgiving recipes: Delicious & healthy options
Source: Mayo Clinic

Create a healthy Thanksgiving Day menu with these tasty recipes.

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Thanksgiving recipes: Delicious and healthy options Take a fresh approach to your Thanksgiving menu with these healthy recipes.

7 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving | IT'S TIME TEXAS 11/15/2021

7 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving | IT'S TIME TEXAS

7 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving
Source: It's Time Texas

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but the holiday doesn’t mean you have to give up on good health! Check out these 7 tips to enjoy a healthier Thanksgiving without taking away the flavor and fun.

Learn more:
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7 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving | IT'S TIME TEXAS 7 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but the holiday doesn’t mean you have to give up on good health! Check out these 7 tips to enjoy a healthier Thanksgiving without taking away the flavor and fun. Eat Breakfast It’s the most important meal of the day for ...

Photos from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service's post 11/14/2021

Photos from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service's post

Get Active! | Diabetes | CDC 11/13/2021

Get Active! | Diabetes | CDC

Get Active
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

November is National Diabetes Month and a great time to Get Active! If you have diabetes, being active makes your body more sensitive to insulin (the hormone that allows cells in your body to use blood sugar for energy), which helps manage your diabetes. Physical activity also helps control blood sugar levels and lowers your risk of heart disease and nerve damage.

Learn more:
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Get Active! | Diabetes | CDC Learn how to manage diabetes to live longer and with a better quality of life than ever before

Food safety: The dirty truth about shopping carts 11/12/2021

Food safety: The dirty truth about shopping carts

Food safety: The dirty truth about shopping carts
Source: Morning Ag Clips, Kirsten Hollansworth, Oklahoma State University

Walking into a grocery store, most shoppers are focused on their shopping lists to avoid forgetting essential household items. When selecting a shopping cart, most people center their attention on avoiding that undesirable squeaky wheel.

But a positive shopping experience can easily go bad if shoppers put food safety on the back burner. Food safety begins at the grocery store.

Learn more:
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Food safety: The dirty truth about shopping carts STILLWATER, Okla. ­-- Walking into a grocery store, most shoppers are focused on their shopping lists to avoid forgetting essential household items. When selecting a...

How Older Adults Can Get Started with Exercise 11/12/2021

How Older Adults Can Get Started with Exercise

How Older Adults Can Get Started with Exercise Find tips on how to to get started with exercise and physical activity, including setting fitness goals and creating an activity log.

11/12/2021

Preserving the Harvest
Water Bath & Pressure Canning Workshop

Topics:
-Canning basics instruction
-Pressure canning of chili con carne
-Water bath canning of fruit pie filling
-Pie crust demonstration

Date and time:
November 30, 2021
1:00-5:00 pm

Location:
Brazos County Extension Office
4153 County Park Court Bryan Texas

Cost:
$35
(includes lunch, a canning guide, and two canned products; make checks payable to Brazos FCS)

To register:
Call 979-823-0129 or come by the Extension Office

Class size limited to 20

Organize Your Space - Spend Smart Eat Smart 11/11/2021

Organize Your Space - Spend Smart Eat Smart

Organize Your Space: Setting up a Kitchen
Source: Iowa State University Extension & Outreach

Go into almost any home store or browse through a magazine and you will see all kinds of different kitchen gadgets. We need to decide what we really need to equip our kitchens and what is extra.

Organize Your Space - Spend Smart Eat Smart Setting up a Kitchen Go into almost any home store or browse through a magazine and you will see all kinds of different kitchen gadgets. We need to decide what we really need to equip our kitchens and what is extra. Key points Having the things you need in your kitchen where and when you need...

How To Make Healthier Thanksgiving Recipes 11/10/2021

How To Make Healthier Thanksgiving Recipes

How To Make Healthier Thanksgiving Recipes
Source: Texas A&M University

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension experts say minor changes can reduce fat, sugar, and calories without affecting flavor.

How To Make Healthier Thanksgiving Recipes Texas A&M AgriLife Extension experts say minor changes can reduce fat, sugar and calories without affecting flavor.

11/09/2021

Here are 10 ways parents and caregivers can encourage active play @EatRightNutrition Make Fitness Fun for the Whole Family https://bit.ly/3wPB8QN. Need more ideas to get the creative juices flowing? Check out these 101 Tips for Family Fitness Fun @SHAPEAmericaFB - for kids of all ages! https://bit.ly/3yrEVnx

10 Ways to Save Time and Money at the Grocery Store 11/09/2021

10 Ways to Save Time and Money at the Grocery Store

10 Ways to Save Time & Money at the Grocery Store
Source: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Stay within your grocery budget while feeding your family well with these 10 tips.

10 Ways to Save Time and Money at the Grocery Store With so many choices on today's grocery store shelves, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Make shopping easier by following these 10 guidelines.

11/05/2021

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Do you know how many calories you need?
Source: U.S. Food & Drug Administration

2,000 calories a day is used as a general guide for nutrition advice. Your calorie needs may be higher or lower and vary depending on your age, s*x, and physical activity level. Use this resource to find your estimated daily calorie needs.

Learn more:
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11/04/2021

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The Importance of Sleep for Health - American Fitness Index 11/04/2021

The Importance of Sleep for Health - American Fitness Index

The Importance of Sleep for Health
Source: American College of Sports Medicine, American Fitness Index

An often-overlooked aspect of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is sleep. Sleep has serious implications for your physical and mental health. Adequate sleep will help you recover from exercise, enable your immune system to fight off pathogens and increase cognitive performance.

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The Importance of Sleep for Health - American Fitness Index An often-overlooked aspect of maintaining health is sleep. Learn about the benefits of sleep and the consequences of poor sleep in this blog.

Timeline Photos 11/03/2021

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November 3, 2021 is observed as National Stress Awareness Day. We all have stress but it is how we respond and not react to those stresses that can be the key to our mental health and peacefulness. Just a reminder to take a minute or 10 minutes today to center yourself and put aside those stressors you cannot control for your own mental health.

#mentalhealthawareness
#nationalstressawarenessday
#agrilifeextensionhidalgofch

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