Smarter choices leads to weight loss

So, I recently stuck a tube in my mouth and awkwardly breathed into a machine for 10 minutes.As I drooled, the device calculated my...

#healthyrgv: The beginnings of a healthier lifestyle

Full disclosure: I’m a 31-year-old overweight, out-of-shape reporter. I don’t exercise as much as I should, sometimes I don’t drink enough water but I...

Nurse opens health-conscious nopalito food truck in McAllen

The McAllen Food Truck Park is home to numerous vendors specializing in diverse dishes — Venezuelan cuisine, ramen, traditional tacos and more. But one...

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy a way to treat diabetes

BY DR. JOSE FARIAS and DIANA F. RAMIREZThe air we breathe is made up of 21 percent oxygen, which is enough sustain life on...

COMMENTARY: Bathroom talk could save lives

BY LORENA SAENZ GONZALEZThe title of a popular children’s book, “Everyone Poops,” is a good reminder for adults that talking about your bowel movements...

After setback, health journey back on track

Monday marked two weeks since my last workout after a rough two weeks.Shortly after weighing myself earlier this month, my mother suffered a mild...

Update: Monitor reporter down 10 pounds

It’s taken me a month to lose 10 pounds, and I don’t know how to feel about that. I feel like crying and celebrating,...

Mental health and treatment in the Rio Grande Valley

BY ALFONSO MERCADOAccording to most recent statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health, mental illness affects tens of millions of people in the...

Local brings holistic wellness practice to Rio Grande Valley

In May of last year, Marissa De Leon brought the first ever therapy and wellness center to the Rio Grande Valley.De Leon will host...

Monitor reporter confronts ‘tumultuous relationship with food’

It’s Day 10.The cold temperatures are not going to stop me from working out. Yes, despite the less-than-ideal outdoor conditions, I’m still at it.It’s...