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How to Set Your Family in Motion

August 25, 2021 6:31 pm Published by Comments Off on How to Set Your Family in Motion

When it comes to health, parents are their kids’ biggest role models — with eating patterns and exercise. Leading your…


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Easy Ways to Drink Less Soda

August 25, 2021 6:08 pm Published by Comments Off on Easy Ways to Drink Less Soda

Many common beverages like soda, energy drinks, sports drinks and juice boxes are hiding a big secret — they’re full…


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Back to School Hacks

June 29, 2021 8:06 pm Published by Comments Off on Back to School Hacks

Fact: kids LOVE the freedom of summer. As the fall semester approaches, you can make the back-to-school transition easier on…


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Veggie Grilling Guide

June 21, 2021 10:30 pm Published by Comments Off on Veggie Grilling Guide

Grill Vegetables — And Fruit There are so many benefits to grilling vegetables. High in fiber, vitamins and minerals, veggies…


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5 Ways to Reduce Stress

April 13, 2021 9:42 pm Published by Comments Off on 5 Ways to Reduce Stress

Everyone experiences stress in one form or another. But, as you can probably guess, not all forms of dealing with…


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Winter Meal Makeovers

January 20, 2021 6:09 pm Published by Comments Off on Winter Meal Makeovers

Guest Blog By: Chef Valarie Carter, MPH – OU/TU Culinary Medicine Although January can be cold and gray and the…


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Unlock Your Best Sleep Yet

January 14, 2021 11:03 pm Published by Comments Off on Unlock Your Best Sleep Yet

Good sleep is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle. It helps us be productive and energetic while regulating our mood…


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THIS Will Have You Drinking More Water

January 13, 2021 5:12 pm Published by Comments Off on THIS Will Have You Drinking More Water

The science on sugar-sweetened beverages is in. They are a leading cause of weight gain, obesity, type-2 diabetes, heart disease…


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7 Meals to Make in 20 Minutes or Less

November 12, 2019 9:44 pm Published by Comments Off on 7 Meals to Make in 20 Minutes or Less

Busy weeknights usually call for quick, easy dinners. But too often, convenience gets put before nutrition. Sure, frozen pizza, hot…


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Free Local Activities in Oklahoma

November 11, 2019 9:51 pm Published by Comments Off on Free Local Activities in Oklahoma

Oklahoma offers tons of free activities that help get you and your family moving. From hiking trails to biking trails…


25 Healthy Hacks for Busy Parents

October 17, 2019 9:22 pm Published by Comments Off on 25 Healthy Hacks for Busy Parents

Parents are busy. It’s the understatement of the century. To help make your lives a little easier and your kids’…


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The Benefits of Physical Activity

April 24, 2019 12:55 am Published by Comments Off on The Benefits of Physical Activity

When you were growing up, getting physical activity was easier. Recess was your favorite part of the school day. You…


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Understanding Calories

February 11, 2019 5:28 pm Published by Comments Off on Understanding Calories

Calories measure how much energy foods and drinks provide. Our bodies store and “burn” calories as fuel, which we use…



Set Simple Goals and Make Healthy Swaps in 2019

January 17, 2019 7:39 pm Published by Comments Off on 
Set Simple Goals and Make Healthy Swaps in 2019

For more information contact: Whitney Dinger, Public Information and Outreach Specialist whitneyd@tset.ok.gov (405) 521-4959 (office) (405) 227-0488 (cell) Set Simple…


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6 Tips To Beat The Winter Blues

January 3, 2019 8:15 pm Published by Comments Off on 6 Tips To Beat The Winter Blues

Winter is here, and it often means staying indoors and being less active. Freezing temperatures don’t have to put the…


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8 Great Ways To Keep Kids Active On Break

March 8, 2018 8:53 pm Published by Comments Off on 8 Great Ways To Keep Kids Active On Break

This spring break promises to be unique. However, the pandemic doesn’t have to keep all the fun on lock down. Below, we have eight great ways…


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Family-Friendly Activities

January 16, 2018 5:24 pm Published by Comments Off on Family-Friendly Activities

Adults need 30 minutes of physical activity every day. Kids need 60. Now, how can you and your family get…


How to Start Working Out

June 8, 2017 1:55 pm Published by Comments Off on How to Start Working Out

No matter how busy your day is, how cozy your couch is or how enjoyable your TV shows are, physical…


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10 Back-to-School Swaps

December 28, 2016 7:34 pm Published by Comments Off on 10 Back-to-School Swaps

With kids in school, life can get super hectic. The good news? Health and convenience can go hand-in-hand! Take a…


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7 Free Winter Family Activities in Oklahoma

November 28, 2016 10:18 pm Published by Comments Off on 7 Free Winter Family Activities in Oklahoma

Staying active throughout 2020 has already required some creativity. The shorter days and colder weather just add another layer. However, daily…


6 Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

November 9, 2016 11:00 pm Published by Comments Off on 6 Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

There’s no doubt you’ll be gobbling up some turkey on Thanksgiving Thursday. But what else will you put on your…


Food Safety: A Step-By-Step Guide

August 22, 2016 3:47 pm Published by Comments Off on Food Safety: A Step-By-Step Guide

Most people are aware that raw meat, poultry and seafood carry risks of foodborne illness. But did you know you…