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Courtney Davis: Aging and exercise should go hand in hand

Courtney Davis: Aging and exercise should go hand in hand

I attended recent presentation by our own Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist for gerontology health, Andrew Crocker, who stressed the importance of physical activity, especially as we age. Being physically active can allow people to do the things they enjoy, stay independent as they age and produce long-term physical and mental health benefits.

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Courtney Davis: Alternatives offered as 'sugar season' begins

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Fall in North Texas offers a break from the humid summer heat, shows us changing colors of leaves, and it is also the unofficial beginning of the "sugar season." The three and a half months of celebrations and parties where it is more socially and personally acceptable to enjoy candy, pie, cookies and candy again (don't forget Valentine's Day).

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Jessica Kimbro: America needs more true leaders

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Youth say they need more encouragement from adults and more hands-on experiences that will help them build confidence and grow skills. 4-H gives young people experiences where they can learn by doing, grow from failure, express their ideas and lead.