On Your Health

Check back to the INTEGRIS On Your Health blog for the latest health and wellness information for all Oklahomans, published three times a week.

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A Visual Representation of Healthy Holiday Portion Sizes

Here is a quick cheat sheet to help you remember healthy portions of some of your favorites during the big holiday meal.

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Your Post-Thanksgiving Survival Guide

Ah, the joys of Thanksgiving. After a week of preparation, it’s 12 minutes of frenzied eating in the wonderful company of family and friends, followed by a no-shame afternoon nap, followed by turkey sandwich leftovers. What's not to love? But there are a few downsides: calories, turkey burnout and even food safety concerns. We've got your post-Thanksgiving survival covered with leftover turkey recipes, food safety tips and even fun activities that will help you burn off those mashed potatoes.

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Hot Yoga: What's So Hot About It?

Yoga is everywhere these days, and its health benefits are touted all over health websites and fitness magazines. More than 36 million Americans practice yoga, according to a 2016 survey. One of the most trendy types is something called "hot yoga." Fans claim hot yoga offers increased benefits, such as cleansing impurities from the body. But is it safe?

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The Basics of Resistance Bands: Easy Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Finding time to exercise can be challenging, so convenience is key. While a fancy gym membership can be fun, it's not necessary to stay in shape. A resistance band can work your entire body. And the best part? You can use it anywhere.

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The Best Apps for Your Health

Technology can tempt us to be sedentary. It's so easy to sit on a couch and binge Netflix or spend hours glued to our phones, but don’t lock your devices away just yet. Smartphones and watches are quickly becoming handheld personal trainers. Fitness-focused apps are readily available for both iPhones, Androids and other smart devices.

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Intermittent Fasting: Is the latest hot dieting trend good for you?

While it might seem that everyone is talking about intermittent fasting, you may be wondering if it’s the right choice for you. Let’s chew on some information about the time-restricted eating trend with the help of INTEGRIS registered dietitian Brent Wilson.

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Fitness Opportunities for Oklahoma City Seniors

Staying active and alert helps reduce the risk of many health concerns brought on by aging, while also helping you maintain a better quality of life. Here are some local classes that help keep seniors fit!

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Aging with Agility Through Functional Fitness

Did you know 60 is the new 40? We’ve all got to take care of ourselves so we can live healthier as well as longer. Adding something called “functional fitness” into your exercise mix yields unique healthy aging benefits.

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Eat a Little Healthier at the 2018 Oklahoma State Fair

As football jerseys appear and pumpkin spice scents fill the stores, it seems like every other commercial is for the Oklahoma State Fair. If you’re planning on attending this year, use this guide to eat a little healthier.

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Delicious and Healthy Ice Cream Substitute Recipes Made Easy

In the heat of an Oklahoma summer it’s understandable if your brain gets kidnapped by cravings for the cold, delicious taste of ice cream. It’s hard not to give in once you’ve started daydreaming about the creamy delight. Here are some healthier substitutes that are still refreshing and tasty.

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