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Building an Exercise Toolbox for Your Patients or Clients with Obesity: Workshop #4

This 2 ¾ hour in-person course is the fourth of a four-part series that presents current evidence-based approaches pertaining to the benefits and application strategies of physical activity and exercise for the management of obesity and its comorbidities. This course is appropriate for clinical and community-based allied health and fitness professionals who work with adults with different levels of
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Building an Exercise Toolbox for Your Patients or Clients with Obesity: Workshop #3

This 2 ¾ hour in-person course is the first of a four-part series that presents current evidence-based approaches pertaining to the benefits and application strategies of physical activity and exercise for the management of obesity and its comorbidities. This course is appropriate for clinical and community-based allied health and fitness professionals who work with adults with different levels of
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UTEP’s IHL Executive Director To Serve on The Obesity Society’s Executive Committee

This article was first published in the El Paso Herald-Post on December 05, 2018 https://elpasoheraldpost.com/uteps-pdn-nihl-executive-director-to-serve-on-the-obesity-societys-executive-committee/ UTEP officials announced that Leah Whigham, Ph.D., executive director of the Paso del Norte Institute for Healthy Living (IHL) at UTEP, will serve as secretary/treasurer of The Obesity Society (TOS). Whigham holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from Iowa State University and
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Building an Exercise Toolbox for Your Patients or Clients with Obesity: Workshop #3

This 2 ¾ hour in-person course is the first of a four-part series that presents current evidence-based approaches pertaining to the benefits and application strategies of physical activity and exercise for the management of obesity and its comorbidities. This course is appropriate for clinical and community-based allied health and fitness professionals who work with adults with different levels of
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How Being Active and Limiting Inactivity Differ

This article was first published on El Paso Inc. on September 26, 2018 http://www.elpasoinc.com/special_sections/el_paso_kids_inc/how-being-active-and-limiting-inactivity-differ/article_21f8bdc8-c1c7-11e8-a6e1-bf7184b2bb3b.html We all know how important it is to be physically active, but did you know that it is just as important – or maybe more so – to limit physical inactivity? Wait, isn’t that the same thing? Not quite.  Physical activity
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Building an Exercise Toolbox for Your Patients or Clients with Obesity: Workshop #2

This 2 ¾ hour in-person course is the first of a four-part series that presents current evidence-based approaches pertaining to the benefits and application strategies of physical activity and exercise for the management of obesity and its comorbidities. This course is appropriate for clinical and community-based allied health and fitness professionals who work with adults with different levels of
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Oh, SNAP – A Food Fight to Open Nutrition 2018

This article was first published on the ConscienHealth on June 10, 2018 by Leah Whigham PhD, FTOS http://conscienhealth.org/2018/06/oh-snap-a-food-fight-to-open-nutrition-2018/ Marlene Schwartz did a fine job summarizing the main issues. Feasibility Foods come in so many forms and no one agrees on how to define “healthy.” Yet programs like WIC do it and there are technology advances
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Health, Air Quality Study Seeks Pollution Solutions

This article was first published on the UTEP website on May 03, 2018 https://www.utep.edu/newsfeed/campus/health,-air-quality-study-seeks-pollution-solutions.html By Daniel Perez UTEP Communications The Paso del Norte Institute for Healthy Living (IHL) promotes healthy eating and active lifestyles, but it also engages in interdisciplinary research with The University of Texas at El Paso and dozens of other groups to
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