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.

 

Fizzy Sugary Drinks Fizzle Anti-Obesity Efforts

When the hot Texas sun starts to sizzle, chances are good you’ll seek the sweet fizzy comfort of a soda to slake your thirst. Sugary sodas are often identified as one of the main contributors to the obesity epidemic... Read More >

Healthy Living at Any Age

You’re never too old to start a physical fitness program! Even if you’re a senior who’s had an inactive lifestyle, research suggests that even small improvements can go a long way. Exercises can be modified to accommodate physical challenges, so age is not an excuse... Read More >

Game On! Play On!

Fifteen-time Senior Olympic gold medalist Sid Jenson and his wife Katherine are living proof that getting older doesn't have to be synonymous with taking it easy... Read More >

New Programs Offer Support for Obese Minorities and Families

Obesity rates have soared over the past four decades. More than 23 million kids and teenagers – nearly a third – are overweight or obese, and a disproportionate number of these are black and Latino youth... Read More >

An Interview with Basketball Senior Olympian Sid Jenson

Fifteen-time Senior Olympic gold medalist Sid Jenson and his wife Katherine are living proof that getting older doesn't have to be synonymous with taking it easy... Read More >

Get the Kids to Love Exercise

Have the kids put down the game controller and the snack doodles, and get off the couch for some healthy activities... Read More >

Texas: Eat Healthy, Save Money!

ReshapingTexas.org wants you to live healthfully and well – and a little preparation goes a long way when it comes to eating healthy, “good for you” food on a budget. Check out these links to find the resources, guides and information you need to make smart choices for your family and your budget... Read More >

Don’t Let Diabetes Stop You: Become Your Own Hero

Monitoring a chronic illness such as diabetes can be stressful. Watching what you eat, staying active, taking medicine and checking blood sugar isn’t easy and can feel overwhelming at times, but the benefits of managing your diabetes are definitely worth it to yourself and your loved ones... Read More >

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 >

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