Category Archives: Exercise

Carbs are your friend.

By Barrett White High-carb, low-carb, no-carb? What does your body need and why? Fad diets are hard to stick to, and for that reason they often don’t work. For you to hit your goals – whether your goals are aesthetic or for better health – you’ll want to understand how nutrition works in your body, …

October Is Health Literacy Month!

By Barrett White Health literacy refers to someone’s ability to find, understand, and use information and services related to their health care. Health Literacy Month is a time for health care providers to recognize the importance of making health information easy to understand and the health care system easier to navigate. One way that health …

“I’m gonna love you ‘til you love yourself”: Body Positive’s Felicia Lee-White on Leading Fitness with Grace

Body Positivity Houston TX

By Barrett White No matter why you’re on a health and fitness journey, Felicia Lee-White knows the real work is inside.   “I have a calendar with focus words in my gym,” says Felicia Lee-White, Wellness Manager of Legacy’s Body Positive program. “This month’s words are ‘Find It’. Find that it that keeps you going …

What is “sleep hygiene” and why does it matter?

Healthy Sleep Habits Houston

By Barrett White Paying attention to the quality and quantity of rest you get is a major key to good overall health.   Do you wake up each morning feeling exhausted, or have trouble falling asleep in the first place? There are plenty of reasons your sleep might be out of whack, but don’t worry …

Designing a Health Resolution That’s Actually Good for You

By Barrett White How setting expectations, knowing your body, and uplifting yourself can help you achieve your goals.   Who among us feels defeated when we see a football player, model, or actor on the cover of a health and fitness magazine? I know I do. It’s easy to respect the work these individuals put …

February and Heart Health

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Updated: Feb. 5, 2021 February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Fortunately, education and prevention efforts can prevent up to 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events. The COVID-19 pandemic has overshadowed this year’s heart health observance. Since …

National Men’s Health Week: Getting Men to see their Doctors

Legacy’s Drs. Larry Caesar and Mark Levine discuss why men need to stop skipping their doctor visits This week is National Men’s Health Week and we’re using the observance to encourage men to take steps to better health. The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early …

Defeating Diabetes Month: How to Reduce Your Risk

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate The month of April has been designated Defeat Diabetes Month. This year, with most of us focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, it is especially important to remember how dangerous diabetes can be. In fact, chronic conditions like diabetes, can make people more vulnerable to infections, leading to serious consequences. According …

Houston Chronicle ‘Top Fitness Instructor’ on tackling resolutions

Legacy’s own Felicia Sexton was recently named among the Top Fitness Instructors in Houston by the Houston Chronicle. If fitness is on your resolution list, Sexton has some advice. By Barrett White   It’s that time of year again! New year, new decade – if you entered 2020 with an urge to take on fitness …

Surviving the Holiday Eating Season

By Sean Barrett, Registered Dietitian Beginning with Halloween all the way through New Year’s Day, ‘tis the season for holiday eating. This time of year provides us with many opportunities to gather with family, friends or co-workers and most of these gatherings revolve around food. The holiday food environment can be especially daunting to patients …