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Big El Paso Fair 2023

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Starting March 31st until April 16th, 2023, Ascarate Park will be hosting the Big El Paso Fair 2023. Join the fun with rides, amazing food, and great entertainment. Discounts on Mega Pas...


Lift weights to lift your spirits

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As with most exercises, the mental health benefits are just as important as the physical. Here are some ways weight training can improve your mental health. • Decreases anxiety Anxiety ...


National Gardening Day

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National Gardening Day on April 14th encourages gardeners and would-be gardeners to pick up a shovel, plant some seeds, and kick off a beautiful year of homegrown bounty. Whether you wan...


Five natural ways to maintain muscle mass as you age

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Aside from regular weight training exercise, you can help maintain muscle mass as you age with vitamin supplements and diet choices. Here are a few: • Eat protein. The body breaks down p...


Spinach Quesadillas

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Eating leafy greens can do wonders for muscle strength, according to new research from Edith Cowan University. The study, which published in the Journal of Nutrition on March 24, found t...


Weight training at 50

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Both men and women start losing muscle mass as they age. Most people see their muscle mass diminish around 3% to 5% per decade after turning 30. Unfortunately, as your muscle mass dimini...


Magnesium keeps dementia at bay

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More magnesium in our daily diet leads to better brain health as we age, according to scientists from the Neuroimaging and Brain Lab at The Australian National University (ANU). The rese...



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Celebrate Easter at the El Paso Zoo Egg Hunt. Come and visit your Zoo animal friends, take a picture with the Easter Bunny, enjoy live performances, hop in for special egg-tivities, lear...


Music for mood improvement

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Music takes 13 minutes to ‘release sadness’ and 9 to make you happy, according to new study. Recent research (February 2023) proves that music heals and suggests that in the future, musi...


​ Do a good deed this Good Friday

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While some of us are observing Good Friday, it is a perfect day for all of us to get creative and perform a good deed.Whether it’s taking some treats to your neighborhood firehouse, buying E...


Tune into a healing frequency

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Specific frequencies have been regarded as promoting healing and well-being. The Solfeggio frequencies are a set of 9 electromagnetic tones that are reputed to have the power to heal and...


Benefits of Listening to Music While Eating

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Enjoying music while having dinner can do more than just set a mood. Listening to music while eating can help nurture healthy eating habits. Here’s how: • Relieves Stress While Boosting...


​ Pump up the jam and your exercise will follow

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Listening to music while exercising can help improve the quality of your workout by increasing your stamina while putting you in a better mood. Studies show that faster-paced music tends ...


Music improves medication effect

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While listening to a favorite song is a known mood booster, researchers at Michigan State University have discovered that music-listening interventions also can make medicines more effec...


El Paso Chihuahuas

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Seniors and kids are in a for a special treat today at Southwest University Park as the El Pao Chihuahuas take on the Sugarland Space Cowboys at 12:05PM. After the game kids are free to ...


Spring-onset depression

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Psychiatrists believe spring-onset depression may be due in part to various transitions, such as the end of the school year, ramp-up to graduations in May and June, or relocation associa...


Make a picnic lunch

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Spring is finally here in El Paso and the time is perfect for an outdoor lunch. It is also an opportunity to reconnect with a friend or relative. Make an easy picnic lunch and pick up yo...


Fighting Depression with Sunlight and Exercise

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Exercise and sunshine are both simple but effective tools in treating depression, so why not take advantage of both at the same time? A 2005 study introduced a group of women to a thr...


Foods That Make You Happy

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Some specific foods can help you feel happy and relieve anxiety- and not just because they're delicious. In fact, it has a lot to do with antioxidants, the compounds found in many fruits...


Exercise to fight stress and depression

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The effects of chronic, or long-term, stress can be harmful on their own, but they also can contribute to depression, a mood disorder that makes you feel sad and disinterested in things ...


Immune system cells linked to stress-induced depression

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In experiments with mice and humans, a team led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers says it has identified a particular intestinal immune cell that impacts the gut microbiome, which in tur...


Sunland Derby

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Sunland Park’s most important prep race for the Kentucky Derby is the Sunland Derby, contested on the dirt main track at 1 1/8 miles (9 furlongs). The race gives the top four finishers p...


Using the Mediterranean diet to reduce stress

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New animal research in Neurobiology of Stress found that following a Mediterranean diet may help tone down stress and promote healthy aging. Stress can manifest itself in many forms and ...


Plant a Mediterranean herb garden for your health

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This spring consider planting these “classic Italian” or Mediterranean herbs. • Basil • Oregano • Rosemary • Sage • Thyme These plants are currently available in our local nurseries an...

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