Wall Sits at Work

Our favorite person in the picture is the guy in the back holding the computer monitor. Feel the burn!  In an upcoming post, we will share a picture of a group of employees competing in a wall sits challenge.  We will […]

How to Win

I was not delivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, […]

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How to Burn More Calories while Walking

Walking with hand weights or ski poles has become increasingly popular.  Walking with light hand weights helps activate more muscles in the upper body. Specifically, walking with 3 lb hand weights increases the intensity and energy expenditure about 15% […]

By |September 18th, 2013|Other|0 Comments

Be Aware of Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils

The “Tips for Healthy Aging” article in this month’s Brinson Wellness Newsletter suggests avoiding hydrogenated vegetable oils.  To help understand the reason why this suggestion is advisable for our health, we need to review the process of ‘hydrogenation’.

The ‘hydrogenation’ […]

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    A Computer Software Company Built a Sand Volleball Court in Front of Their Parking Lot

A Computer Software Company Built a Sand Volleball Court in Front of Their Parking Lot

Dark Chocolate: A Surprisingly Healthy Snack

Dark chocolate is a popular treat and surprisingly, has some significant health benefits that are either unknown or overlooked.  Research has shown dark chocolate to contain an excellent source of antioxidants and certain compounds that reduce our risk for […]

“NEVER, EVER GIVE UP” ~ Diana Nyad

How Do I Begin Exercising? Coach Heffner Shares a Few Tips

Two of the most common questions that we hear from employees are:

 How do I begin exercising?
Where do I start?

Our Wellness Coach, Kyle Heffner, responds with a few tips for getting started.

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    Our Wellness Team Loves Receiving Text Messages Like This One

Our Wellness Team Loves Receiving Text Messages Like This One

The text message said, “All before 8 a.m.”  The photo above was included.  She was only 1,183 steps away from reaching her daily goal of 10,000 steps.


By |September 2nd, 2013|Goal Setting|0 Comments
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    Discover a Healthy Treat That Has Everyone Saying, “WOW”

Discover a Healthy Treat That Has Everyone Saying, “WOW”

Edible Arrangements create delicious fresh fruit bouquets and chocolate dipped fruit boxes.   Their mission statement is, “To WOW you.”

The Brinson Wellness Coach and I were “WOWed” by the eye-catching fruit arrangement called the Mango Kiwi Blossom featured in the picture above.  We received the Mango Kiwi […]

23 and 1/2 Hours

“Can you limit your sitting and sleeping to just… 23 and 1/2 hours?” – Doctor Mike Evans

Video By: Doctor Mike’s Med School For The Public

The F.I.T.T. Principle

There are many factors to consider when considering an exercise program.  The first step is to decide what physical activity or exercise you like to do. Fortunately, you can benefit from a variety of activities whether aquatics, walking, cycling, […]

By |August 20th, 2013|Other|0 Comments

One Step at a Time

Just hours after undergoing major hip surgery, my buddy Travis set goals.  The picture shows 5 goals that he had to achieve before he could leave the hospital. We placed a check mark by the goal signifying that he completed it.  His goals […]

Hula Hoop Thursdays

The hula hooping started every Thursday at 11:00 a.m. with a break for a lunch at 12:00 p.m.  Instead of walking outside in the Texas heat, employees were hula hooping indoors.  This activity was led by the company’s wellness committee.  There […]

Should I Workout In the Heat? Coach Heffner Responds

Our Wellness Coach responds to a fitness question that we received from an employee. If you have a question for our Wellness Coach, then write your question in the comment section below.

Eating Breakfast Helps Us Avoid Junk Food

People often question whether or not they should take the time to eat breakfast. However, regularly eating breakfast leads to healthier eating habits.

According to a study completed by The Dairy Research Institute, those who skip breakfast consume 40 percent […]

By |August 7th, 2013|Other|0 Comments


Beanitos is a new chip brand that is nutritional and tasty.  The Beanito chips are primarily made from whole black beans and whole long grain rice. The combination of a whole bean (or legume) with a whole grain, helps the body form more […]

4 Ways to Avoid the West Nile Virus

Cases of West Nile virus are frequently reported in the news.  Since 1999, 27,000 cases of West Nile virus have been reported in the USA.  Mosquitoes pick up the virus by biting birds infected with the virus, and then […]

By |August 1st, 2013|Other|0 Comments

The Effects of Dehydration

Dehydration, or the loss of body fluids or water, can be a serious issue for people–especially while exercising in the heat.  Even after eight hours of sleeping, we have likely lost a significant amount of water just from breathing. […]

11 Healthy Alternatives to Replace the Infamous Candy Bowl

By |July 24th, 2013|Other|0 Comments