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How to Make Healthy Eating Habits Stick in the New Year

Figuring out how to introduce healthy eating habits might seem overwhelming at first, but you don’t need to make too many changes at once. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Michael Miller)

How to Make Healthy Eating Habits Stick in the New Year

Making food at home allows you to take charge of your meals and the ingredients you use. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Sam Craft)

How to Make Healthy Eating Habits Stick in the New Year

Experts provide 10 tips on making healthy eating attainable and sustainable

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.

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.

Legends of the Fall
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Legends of the Fall

Things that fall: the Romans to the Visigoths, windy winter leaves, snow in the northeast, babies learning to walk, and Dina Moon anytime she’s allowed on a ladder. It’s ok. I have come to terms with certain facts. Namely, I am only young and spry in my mind. My body did not get that memo. Secondly, I somehow remain a possibilitarian. I say things to myself like, “What if it works out better than expected? What if I’m a raging success?” The craziest things in the world started out as wild ideas few believed would actually work. Ask Orville and Wilbur Wright. Ask Guglielmo Marconi. The Earl of Sandwich could not have anticipated the unveiling of the Monte Cristo, and Alexander Graham Bell has rolled over in his grave over the iPhone enough times to auger his way to Shanghai. Great things happen when we ignore the little voice that says, “You can’t do that. You’re incapable. It won’t work.” ‘Tis true. Still, I am not poised on the precipice of an invention that could change the face of an industry. I’m just a short woman trying to clean out her kitchen cabinets.

OUTDOORS

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

OUTDOORS

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.

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.

Ask Aunt B,

Ask Aunt B,

I think I want to stop drinking or at least slow down. I don’t think I have a drinking problem, but I think I would feel better with a little less alcohol. I have also been seeing online a lot of people posting dry January or quitting all together. Have you got any tips to help me with this journey?

Texas Wins 2023 State Of The Year

Governor Greg Abbott celebrated that Texas has been named 2023 State of the Year by Business Facilities magazine in recognition of the state's best-inthe- nation business climate, economic development leadership, and a 'blockbuster 2023 for capital investment and job creation.' This marks the fifth State of the Year win for Texas from Business Facilities, more than any other state.

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