Tag: New Year

County Authorities Promoting Firework Safety

We’re just a few days away from New Year’s Eve, but before you light your bottle rockets and firecrackers–make sure you’re doing so safety. County officials are urging residents: before you discharge any fireworks, take a look at your surroundings. “We don’t want anyone using them by open fields, brushy areas… We do ask that everyone extinguish their fireworks properly, to have an adult present at all times, and just use general safety within the area that you’re using them.” Remember, you must be outside city limits to discharge fireworks. If you are caught lighting them within city limits,...

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County Officials Warn Of Dangers When Playing With Fireworks

A tradition within many families this holiday season is the thrill of having fireworks. But with all the excitement, it’s easy to forget about taking the right precautions. Emma Barrera has more in tonight’s Fox 2 Special Report. With Christmas and New Year’s, fireworks are one of the most popular attractions, but when not handled carefully, these can be very dangerous. Fireworks stands opened their doors on December 20th and like each and every year, the young and old head out to purchase the stunning illuminations. However with all the fun you may have, it’s still important to practice...

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Holiday Stress takes a Toll on your Heart Health

Family visits, gift buying, excessive eating… All of these factors–common during the holidays–take a toll on your health. When that stress builds up, oftentimes it’s your heart that suffers. That’s why one valley doctor is offering up some advice on how to keep your heart health during the holidays. “I’m not the poster child for health.” Gerardo Gonzalez isn’t a first time patient at the McAllen Heart Hospital. Today, he’s here to get excess fluid drained as a result of complications due to diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. “If I’d have known i was going to live...

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Nourish your Body Correctly after Hitting the Gym

You may have been working out a lot for your New Year’s resolution, but is your diet replenishing all those hard worked muscles? Athletes need to have the correct amount of carbs to fuel their muscles… that means if you work out on a regular basis, you should be getting about 260 grams of carbohydrates per day. To do this just add 100 percent whole grains, fruits and vegetables to your diet. And after you work out, don’t forget to repair your muscles with protein. Protein like turkey, chicken, fish and lentils are all great lean options. Be sure to eat 120 grams of protein per day and keep your fat intake to no more than 60 grams per day. You can keep a daily food journal or apps like my fitness pal and fooducate to track your protein and carb...

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