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Did You Know? Exercise Senior Adults

Exercise is just as beneficial for older adults as it is for children and young adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, engaging in regular physical activity is among the most important steps older adults can take as they seek to safeguard their overall health. Such activity can prevent or delay many age-related health problems and strengthen muscles while improving balance, which can reduce risk for falls and injuries such as broken bones. The CDC notes that certain physical activities can be characterized as multicomponent activities, which means they combine aerobic activity, muscle strengthening and balance training. Examples of such activities include dancing, yoga, tai chi, gardening, and even sports participation.

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A meal of chicken fried venison steak and a green vegetable is fit for a king.

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I love venison. Properly harvested, butchered, and prepared venison is my favorite meat. Do I like every venison meal I have eaten throughout my life? Definitely not! Not everyone understands how to cook or prepare venison. There are some inherent differences between venison and domestic meats. Deer meat (venison), just like beef or pork or any other meat, has to be handled properly from the time the animal is killed until it’s on the dinner plate. People often refer to that ‘gamey’ flavor of venison. A primary reason for this ‘off’ flavor comes from the fat in venison. While fat in domestic beef and pork adds moisture and flavor, leaving fat in venison is a sure-fire way to ruin even the prime cuts.

Emerald City Band to Headline Opportunity Central Grand Opening

Emerald City Band to Headline Opportunity Central Grand Opening

Forney ISD will celebrate the Grand Opening of The Keith Bell Opportunity Central on Friday, February 2, with performances by Emerald City Band and various student performing groups. The evening will include an open house, ceremonial ribbon cutting and dedication for The OC namesake, former Forney ISD Trustee and Texas State Representative Keith Bell, and the concert. Thousands of people are expected to come and see this remarkable, first-of-its-kind campus and the opportunities it brings for career development and training, higher education certifications and degrees, and the social and economic impact of shops, eateries, event space and services available to the public. Below is a schedule of events and ticket information.

BBB Tip: New Year, New Goals – Avoiding Fraudulent Exercise Programs and Products

BBB Tip: New Year, New Goals – Avoiding Fraudulent Exercise Programs and Products

The beginning of a new year is often associated with increased interest in gym memberships, at-home workout equipment and programs designed around living a healthier lifestyle. As consumers recover from holiday celebrations, the new year offers plenty of opportunities to help shed those extra servings of stuffing. However, it is important to remain mindful of con artists who take advantage of shopper trends for their own gain and to keep realistic fitness goals that can be carried throughout the year.

Wine Trends to Watch in 2024

Winemakers continue to craft niche developments in the winemaking process while also focusing on sustainability. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Michael Miller)

Wine Trends to Watch in 2024
Wine Trends to Watch in 2024

Research in the Department of Horticultural Sciences looks into furthering the sustainability of the wine industry while also teaching students the art of winemaking. (Texas A&M AgriLife Marketing and Communications photo by Michael Miller)

Wine Trends to Watch in 2024

Wine Trends to Watch in 2024

While most consumers will have popped champagne to ring in the new year, 2024 will be a time to watch trends in wine and winemaking. The art of wine grape growing and winemaking is full of history and tradition, yet it is constantly innovating and evolving through science.

FHS Percussion Ensemble Played at the Prestigious Midwest Clinic
FHS Percussion Ensemble Played at the Prestigious Midwest Clinic
FHS Percussion Ensemble Played at the Prestigious Midwest Clinic
FHS Percussion Ensemble Played at the Prestigious Midwest Clinic

FHS Percussion Ensemble Played at the Prestigious Midwest Clinic

The FHS Percussion Ensemble finished the 2023 year by playing a showcase concert at the 77th annual Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago on December 22nd. The Midwest Clinic is the largest gathering of instrumental band and orchestra musicians in the world. It takes place at the McCormick Center in Chicago. To be asked to play at this event is a high honor and a once in a lifetime event for the members of the FHS Percussion Ensemble. Only 5 percussion ensembles were invited to play at this event, out of hundreds that applied and sent audition tapes.

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