Families

Reshaping Texas gives families the latest news, information and resources on wellness, fitness, and healthy decision-making at home and beyond. In this section you’ll learn how to get started exercising, how to encourage good eating choices at school, and how to prevent childhood obesity.

 

Count on Calories

Counting calories is one tried-and-true way the fitness and nutrition experts recommend we lose weight – but be sure to read labels and not just go with your “gut instincts.” According to one study from the Journal of Consumer Research, people perceive foods that are either hard or have a rough text... Read More >

High Costs of Obesity are Personal

What are the personal costs of obesity? From mobility issues to bone and muscle loss to an increase in mortality risks, the toll of carrying extra pounds exacts a high price... Read More >

Protein is Good for You!

A study by the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston shows that rather than “carbing up” at breakfast with no protein and then enjoying a protein-heavy evening meal, the best metabolic environment to promote healthy aging and maintenance of muscle size and strength is to enjoy a serving of... Read More >

Reshape Your Life with a New Running Program

Running Delivers Success, Empowerment, says Former UT Track and Field Coach Sisson Want to start a running program to become healthier, feel better mentally and physically, tone up and maybe even look better in your swimsuit?... Read More >

Whey Protein Weighs In

According to The Journal of the American College of Nutrition , adding whey protein to your daily weight-loss nutritional plan helps with weight maintenance while boosting lean body mass... Read More >

Junk Foods Can Lead to Junk Lifestyles

There’s little doubt there has been a proliferation of junk food these days – and some days it seems easier to find low-in-nutrition, low or no preparation foods high in sugars, salts and calories than nutritious, healthy fare... Read More >

The Importance of Talking with Teens about Healthy Weight and Lifestyle

Just talking with your teenager about something as mundane as doing the dishes or cleaning their room can be hard enough – but what can caring, loving parents do when they notice their teenager might be carrying some unhealthy pounds?... Read More >

Immediate Results: Running Provides Focus in Academics and the Workplace, Says Sisson

Running can provide focus in academics and the workplace, says Steve Sisson, founder and head coach of Rogue Training Systems and former Distance Track and Field coach at the University of Texas at Austin. Read More >

Steve Sisson's Advice for Beginning Runners

Steve Sisson, founder and head coach of Rogue Training Systems and former Distance Track and Field coach at the University of Texas at Austin, has valuable advice for beginning runners. Read More >

Running's Most Valuable Asset: The Balance of Mind and Body

Running can provide focus in academics and the workplace, says Steve Sisson, founder and head coach of Rogue Training Systems and former Distance Track and Field coach at the University of Texas at Austin. Read More >

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