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Texas A&M Health Science Center

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, discusses how to combat the nasal congestion that comes from fall allergies. Velvete is the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall.

Austin County Extension

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, discusses the effects of allergies, which will likely be more prevalent as fall arrives.

National Weather Service

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack,  owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall, discusses the challenge of coping with the intense summer heat.  In some ways, modern conveniences such as air conditioning make adapting to the heat more difficult.

Texas A&M Agrilife

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, reflects on an article that describes how gardening provides excellent exercise.  Velvete is the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall.

Texas A&M Agrilife

Dr. Velvete Womack, our wellness commentator and owner of Balanced Nutrition in Rockwall, discusses a Mayo Clinic article on exercise.  Individuals can determine the intensity of their exercise routine, and what's best for them, by several recommended methods.  Lower intensity exercise -- in which you can still carry on a conversation with a partner -- is recommended for beginners.

Wikimedia Commons

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, reflects on a video comparing popular American breakfast items -- such as doughnuts and pancakes -- to the more healthful breakfast foods enjoyed in other countries.  Velvete is the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall.

University of Texas

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, reflects on a Psychology Today article that chronic stress may damage brain structure and connectivity.  The article is based on a University of California study.  Other than prescription drugs, meditation, exercise, social connectivity, laughter, and listening to your favorite music are recommended as good ways to combat stress.  Dr.

pnc.edu

Dr. Velvete Womack, our wellness commentator and owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall, comments on a Mayo Clinic article on complementary and alternative medicines.  Velvete says we should always see a doctor before adopting unconventional products or treatments.

Dr. Velvete Womack, our wellness commentator and the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall, reflects on a Mayo Clinic article that explains how being assertive can help reduce stress and improve personal communication.

pnc.edu

Our wellness commentator Velvete Womack, owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall, says habitual overeating causes many problems for the body's internal organs, in addition to causing overeaters to become overweight.

University of Texas

Our wellness commentator, Dr. Velvete Womack, reflects on a Mayo Clinic article on how forgiving someone who has caused us harm actually helps to reduce our stress. She says writing in a journal about the process of forgiving can bring about new thoughts on the situation.

Food and Drug Administration

Wellness commentator Velvete Womack, proprietor of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall, reflects on an article suggesting certain types of nutritional supplements for specific symptoms of stress.

Texas Department of State Health Services

Our wellness commentator, Dr. Velvete Womack, says there are close connections between stress and nutrition.  "The better nourished you are, the better able you are to cope with stress.  It is well know that changes take place in the levels of circulating hormones when stress occurs," says an article discussed in this conversation.  Dr. Womack is the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall.

University of Texas

Our wellness commentator, Velvete Womack, reflects on an article, "Ten Stressful Thought Patterns That Contribute to Stress and Anxiety."  She says when we have stressful thoughts, we should find something else that is enjoyable to focus upon.  Dr. Womack is the owner of Balanced Newtrition in Rockwall.