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hat happened to summers where children are carefree, get messy, and for goodness
sakes, be kids again?
schedules are crammed. Activities and
summer camps are fun, but wouldn’t it be nice, if we could take a break from
scheduling every aspect of our kids’ lives?
We love our children to the moon
I am certainly guilty of over scheduling.
unintentionally overdo it and stress them
summer camps, trips, and day-to-day
and back, but in loving them, do we
We juggle our time between jobs, school,
out? Their school year is full of schedules
activities. I often ask myself, how do I get
the same? When did it become routine
mounting schedules, and the kids’ even
amount of time, as we possibly can?
rush from one place to the next, and we
present with loved ones? What happened
another. This hinders us from bonding and
from our failures? Have we forgotten to
and activities. Should their summers be
all this done? Being consumed by our
to pack as many things, into the least
busier schedules, can be draining. We
What happened to just sitting and being
are never able to be fully present with one
to pouring out our dreams and learning
having that sense of community that we
cherish those long summer days, where
Summer is here. This is a chance to focus
we can make memories that will last
forever? How do we go back to taking
time out to live in the moment? How have our lives become so full, while leaving
empty and void relationships? Why do
we find more and more things to do, but
we spend less time for reflecting on what matters the most?
Kids live for the summertime, but it
on making the best memories that you
possibly can make. How you make those memories will be ultimately up to you,
but I hope this issue will help you find fun things to do locally.
No matter what you decide, remember to have a blast. Disconnect from busy
schedules and connect with one another.
doesn’t feel like much of a break if their
Embrace each and every moment of this incredible journey.
Sincerely, Kelly Murray
Publisher of Murray Media Group firstname.lastname@example.org
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On the Cover is: Kevin and Judy Lively, owners of Mrs. Lively’s Cajun Konnection
Experience from the Bayou ASK THE EXPERTS 12 Edit This with Steve Gamel 18 Gardening with Complete Solutions 20 Counseling with
Fourth of July Celebrations
08 Inside Community 09 Inside Education 10 The Sugar Fix Fix 14 Corinth Welcomes New Public Safety Complex 24 Tips on Staying Hydrated
22 Foodie Friday DFW with
PHOTOS FROM LAKE CITIES
28 Fitness with Jesse James Fit
Jay Marks Real Estate
05 You Submit We Print 15 FFA Banquet
We’re focusing on fitness. Look for the icon to read helpful tips on how to live that healthy lifestyle you always wanted. JUNE 2018 | LAKE CITIES LIVING | 7
WATER MY YARD PROGRAM The City of Corinth has partnered with Upper Trinity Regional Water District to promote a ‘Water My Yard’ conservation initiative. ‘Water My Yard’ uses data collected from local weather stations, along with the customer’s irrigation system specifications, to recommend to residents how much water is needed on their landscape. Watering recommendations are provided in minutes, making it easy for residents to adjust their irrigation system as needed and maximize water efficiency.
VACATION WATCH PROGRAM Going on vacation this summer? Don’t forget that the Corinth Police Department offers a Vacation Watch Program to provide citizens some comfort while they are out of town. Officers check the residence during their absence and document the times they stop by and take action if necessary. To find out more about the program, please visit www.cityofcorinth.com
CORINTH SUMMER CAMPERS
SPORT SUPPORT ATHLETIC CENTER
All 63 of the City of Corinth Summer Camp attendees stopped
The Sport Support Athletic Center is now open and guess
by the Corinth Public Safety Complex to get a tour of the police
who made it to the grand opening? The Lake Dallas Police
station and fire house. These campers get to go on one major
Department and Mayor Barnhart! They even played some
field trip in the DFW area every week and go swimming twice
basketball and got to carry a real Olympic torch, which was
per week! How awesome is that!
used in Rio, Brazil!
photo courtesy of Corinth Police Department Facebook page
photo courtesy of Lake Dallas Police Department Facebook page
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FIX by Diana Risell
e have a sugar fix, and it needs fixing. Two hundred years ago, Americans ate six pounds of sugar per year, on average, per person. By 1999 we were eating 100 pounds, and today we top out at more than 130 pounds. It’s like consuming a whole person made of sugar every year! The average has been trending downward in recent years, but the amount of sugar in our diets would need to drop another 40% to be in a ‘healthy’ range.
Sugar plays an essential role in our diet: all
to add volume and moisture, enhance
carbohydrates break down into glucose,
texture and extend shelf life, none of
a form of sugar, to provide energy for
which sound very appetizing.
our bodies. And sugar appears naturally
With over 60 different names from honey
in nutritious foods like fruits, vegetables (carrots), and dairy products (plain yogurt), which are also full of fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. This is sugar that our bodies like, and it appears in minimal amounts,
to maltodextrin, added sugars now appear in 75% of all food items in the US. It is the most added ingredient to food. It’s a recent phenomenon, a byproduct of the mid-twentieth century’s no fat/low
is part of a balanced food source and,
fat craze when manufacturers removed
while these foods can be overeaten,
fat, convincing us that fat made us fat.
that’s not a problem for most of us. “Stop!
Sugar is now in everything from obvious
You’re eating too many vegetables,” said no mother ever. Instead, we overeat the sugars in our diet that are not beneficial and offer zero nutritional value. We overeat the sugars that have been ADDED to our food – added by manufacturers,
items like soda, cake, and cookies to the less obvious pasta sauce, salad dressings, chicken broth, ketchup, cereal and ‘health’ bars. And that should scare us. Added sugar is so ubiquitous that we’re stuck in a vicious cycle of sweet cravings.
often straight out of labs, to appeal to
So, what to do with our sweet tooth? Here
our now over-sweetened taste buds and
are 12 actions to fix your sugar fix.
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READ labels. Today’s nutrition label
shows a single amount of sugar, but new ingredient labels coming out this year
have to separate out the amount of added sugars. Sweet!
SUBSTITUTE with fruits and spices to COUNT. I bet you’re curious: How muchadded sugar are you eating every day?
As the ingredient labels get smarter, it will be easier to track. But that’s not an excuse to wait. Use online or app-based food
trackers like My Fitness Pal and Fooducate with its very cool bar scanning capability.
Get a baseline for yourself. 50g/day (~12
teaspoons) is an excellent initial goal. Less
sweeten, add flavor. Tea or carbonated
water stands in for soda. No, it’s not the same, but in a few short weeks, you’ll
have pushed through the worse part of
the change. My 6-9 cans of cola per day
became a lot of sweet tea and then a lot of unsweet tea and now lots of water. It
didn’t happen overnight, but patience and
GET MAD. Manufacturers aren’t adding
sugar so you can lead a longer healthier
life. They are using it as a cheap filler and causing you to eat more. That should
make you angry. Food is big business in America. Reject advertising hype.
consistency win the day.
than 25g/day (6 teaspoons) is where you really want to be.
WORK FOR IT. Weak for ice cream? Then
it’s never in your home. You have to get in your car and go to the store for it. So how
badly do you want ice cream? Sometimes, you will get in your car but most times DIVERT your attention. Cravings last 15
minutes. What can you do for 15 minutes to tame your sugar fix? Have a plan
ISOLATE choices. I had a salad for lunch so I can have cake for dessert, right?
Evaluate each food choice individually and ask yourself ‘Is this choice consistent with my health goals?’
you won’t. And know that 95% of taste
Be a PORSCHE! Some of us make better
Don’t eat past the satisfaction!
cars than the fuel we put in our bodies.
satisfaction comes in the first three bites.
because cravings are coming.
choices about the gas we put in our Upgrade to premium.
COLD TURKEY. 30 days without added
sugar will change your life or at least reset the taste buds. Berries on your oatmeal never tasted so sweet.
NO BLAME, Action! Know that you
are not weak. Sugar has been shown to have an addictive effect on the brain. Eat a BREAKFAST rich in protein and
fiber to fill you up and set yourself up for
a healthier day. Eggs, plain Greek yogurt, COOK. You decide what goes into your
food. Choose primarily single/low number ingredients items. Eat in color.
plain oatmeal with a scoop of protein
powder, nuts, and berries. Don’t forget the veggies! Exercising in the morning has the same benefit.
Sugar causes the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter which gives you the
warm fuzzies – and who doesn’t want that happy feeling? Broccoli doesn’t create a release of dopamine in the brain. Cake does. Life isn’t fair.
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Ask The Expert: Edit This
Writing Errors HURT Your BUSINESS
few months ago, my wife and I got a postcard reminder in the mail from a local business about
scheduling a yearly checkup. We all get
these from time to time, but when I looked
or inconsistent punctuation, their
that resulted in a $5 million settlement.
writing can get your business in trouble,
confidence in doing business with you will Poor attention to detail
If this doesn’t convince you that unclear then I don’t know what else will.
To piggyback off the first item, a business
Error-free and clear written content
marketing materials sends the message
positively by customers. Take the right
not be the most important thing. If that’s
program tools like Grammarly, manually
in the world, but it’s not good, either. Any
attitude will translate to the company’s
multiple sets of eyes look everything over
writing – brochures, advertisements, your
at the mailer, it didn’t take long
that has errors in its correspondence or
ensures your business is perceived
that quality and attention to detail might
steps by using writing and editing
You may think that’s not the worst thing
the case, a customer might think that
double-checking your work, and having
spelling or grammar error in business
products and services.
before sending it out to the masses. Even
a 30-minute break before returning for
for my editor’s eyes to zero in on a spelling mistake.
“Yearly checkuops.” Oops. Ouch!
website, blogs, press releases, newsletters, a postcard, etc. – wreak havoc on your company’s image.
Mistakes come in all forms, whether
it’s writing your instead of you’re in a sentence or some other flub. These
Studies consistently show that when
mistakes alter the meaning of your
customers prefer the one with clear and
misunderstanding between you and your
choosing between two companies, most
message – leading to confusion and
error-free written communication.
Here are five reasons why error-riddled
Distractions, distractions, distractions
copy hurts your business:
Creating a rough first impression
Starting off on the right foot is the name
of the game. You may do your job better
than anyone else and bend over backward
I don’t know about you, but when I find
an error, it’s distracting. Often, customers
focus so much on what you messed up on that they lose focus or completely stop reading.
with unrivaled customer service, but if
Lawsuits and disagreements
communication riddled with misspellings
a lawsuit over a missing Oxford comma
the first thing customers see is written
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There was an article posted recently about
reading your copy out loud and taking
more edits can significantly cut down on unnecessary errors.
And when in doubt, hire a local writer and editor.
Edit This® is the local writing and editing service every business owner needs.
We not only write copy from scratch, but we can work with the content you have
created to ensure it’s clear and error-free. We save you a ton of headaches and get your message out quickly.
by Steve Gamel Edit This 469.360.3611 EditThisLLC.com
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Corinth Welcomes New Public Safety Complex
by Steve Gamel
he City of Corinth held a special ribbon cutting and community celebration in late April for the grand opening of its new Public Safety Complex and Fire House No. 3. The new main facility is now home to both the Corinth Police Department and the Lake Cities Fire Department, and officials could not be more ecstatic as they continue to settle in.
excited to bring a firehouse to the west
“We are moved in and very happy to be
Heidemann continued to preach the
in our new building,” Police Chief Debra Walthall said. “It’s a huge thing for all my guys because we’ve always been
crammed into that smaller space. This is a more functional facility.”
The 32,000 square-foot main building sits on 6.08 acres
remodel and build the fire station in the back. They are nice looking facilities.” Some of the new amenities include a
holding facility for prisoners and a fencedin parking lot, two things the original
police station did not have. Walthall also said they did extensive research,
with help from other police
of land in the old CoServ
departments in the
building at 3501 FM
Dallas-Fort Worth area,
2181 and gives all
in the layout of a larger
of the city’s public
property and evidence
room. There’s also a
sally port, a secure
upgrade in space
and amenities that just
leading to the holding
weren’t available at the
area, and several joint
previous locations. More importantly, it allows for
better service to the Lake Cities, which includes Corinth, Hickory Creek, Lake
Dallas, and Shady Shores, by bringing
everyone under one roof for centralized communications
The complex also includes a
separate 11,820 square-foot firehouse that will provide backup to the other two stations. Heidemann said the entire project cost
“A lot of the credit goes to the Corinth city council,” Mayor Bill Heidemann said. “The council was forward-thinking knowing
that down the road we would need these
$15 million, and the
city council was able to fund it without raising taxes.
facilities to be able to accommodate the
“This facility is the
of the Lake Cities, too. The opportunity
of planning and hard work. It
citizens of Corinth and benefit the rest
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culmination of a great deal
makes a magnificent statement
about our community, and we are
side of the Interstate,” stated Assistant Fire Chief Michael Ross in a statement on the City of Corinth website.
ability to provide better service and response times to area citizens.
“It’s a win-win, and that’s the attitude we go in with. The priority is the citizens of Corinth and being able to take care of them.” “We just went through an ISO rating, which evaluates service levels, response times, equipment, etc., and all of that impacts homeowners insurance rates,” Heidemann said. “We scored a four, and all signs indicate that we will be a two now. Now how much of a benefit is that? Well, we have 15,000 homes in the Lake Cities. That’s going to be a savings of $100 per year per home – all because the council was forward-thinking.” Heidemann added, “It’s a win-win, and that’s the attitude we go in with. The priority is the citizens of Corinth and being able to take care of them. But we also try to make sure the rest of the Lake Cities are beneficiaries, too.”
FFA Banquet photos courtesy of Adelyn Smith, lake Dallas FFA President
On May 12th at 6:30pm in the Lake Dallas High School Cafeteria the Future Farmers of America held a Banquet at the Lake Dallas High School Cafeteria.
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Mrs. Lively’s Cajun Konnection
Bayou from the
by Steve Gamel
hen Kevin Lively was three years old, he would stand eagerly in a straight-back chair in front of the stove in his grandmother’s modest Louisiana kitchen and help her cook one of her many famous Cajun recipes. They’d do everything from fry eggs and prepare out-of-this-world gumbo, shrimp, and jambalaya to bake homemade biscuits and desserts.
That was nearly 50 years ago, yet the
“This is my passion,” Kevin said. “I invite
are strong in Kevin’s mind and heart.
smells and soulful flavors from that kitchen “And I’m sure I was also getting in the way,” Kevin said with a smile as he
reminisced. “But we were cooking. Back then they had the big bowls – you’d sift
the flour, work the dough, and pinch the
biscuits off. I remember doing all of that.” With so many vivid memories of his late
grandmother, Edith Lively, and his mother, photography by Your Candid Memories (yourcandidmemories.com)
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Judy – both epitomize southern cuisine in his eyes – it stands to reason why Kevin, now 51, named his new restaurant Mrs.
Lively’s Cajun Konnection. And in a matter of a few short months, the Lively way of
you to come in and get to know mom
When Kevin told the folks at Lake Cities
Living his story, tears welled up so fast in his eyes that it was easy to see cooking
and owning his own restaurant in a way
that honors his family upbringing means the world to him. Mrs. Lively’s Cajun Konnection, located off the lake on
Hundley Dr., where Neal’s and Logan’s
used to be, is a full-tilt taste of Louisiana with an amazing variety of made-fromscratch Cajun meals that will satisfy any customer.
filling a tummy with a taste of the bayou
Every dish, whether it be their gumbo,
Lake Dallas a welcomed Cajun kick.
fish, or boiled shrimp is prepared daily
has given the fishing community known as
crawfish, alligator ball basket, blackened
photo courtesy of Mrs. Lively’s Cajun Konnection with fresh ingredients and cooked with
that comes out of our kitchen is made
not forget about their mouth-watering
Louisiana flavors and marinades.”
only the finest signature spices. And let’s desserts like pecan cobbler, buttermilk pie, and bread pudding.
from scratch, and we only work with true Kevin added, “My grandmother’s and
mother’s pictures are in the hallway, and
And that’s just for starters. Kevin said the
we use both their recipes. We have catfish
of our desserts are specific to Edith.
menu would eventually expand as they
In fact, I still have all of my grandmother’s
“My niche is to offer a family-oriented
restaurant where a family can come in and get a
good meal, a place that’s upscale enough to dress up and go out on a date but is still comfortable
for the group of people coming in from a day
batter that is regular and spicy, and many
“The taste of the bayou comes from my roots. People in this part of the country think that by adding cayenne pepper, that makes the dish Cajun. But it’s a lot more involved than that...”
on the lake,” Kevin said.
“The taste of the bayou comes from my roots. People in this part of the country
think that by adding cayenne pepper, that makes the dish Cajun. But it’s a lot more involved than that. Nearly everything
None of this has
photo courtesy of Mrs. Lively’s Cajun Konnection country serving his delicious food at food festivals and other events, including the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo and the Louisiana Peach Festival. “Everywhere we go, people ask, ‘Where is your restaurant?’ My mother has always begged me to open one, too,” Kevin said. “When this location became available, I inquired, and here we are. It couldn’t have worked out any better.”
Kevin added, “I’ve been in Lake Dallas
inspiration, and constant
too, and know a lot of people. Plus, social
something unique that
people reacting the way they have. It’s
many people know
I do finally sit down to relax because I end
hard work, a ton of
for a very long time, so I have roots here,
dedication to creating
media has been very good to us with
people will enjoy. Not
honestly a bit overwhelming at night when
this yet – after all, his
restaurant has only been open since
May 8 – but Kevin has been in the food
industry since he was 15. He concurrently owns a traveling concessions catering business called Mrs. Lively’s Southern Cuisine where he travels all over the
up getting busy reading all the positive comments. We will see what happens. It’s going great so far, and I feel like we fit in perfectly here in Lake Dallas.” Check out Mrs. Lively’s Cajun Konnection and see what they’re cooking up! JUNE 2018 | LAKE CITIES LIVING | 17
Ask The Expert: Gardening
e’re barely into June, and we’re already breaking 100 degrees! If we compare to previous years, we could be setting up for one of the hotter summers we’ve experienced in a while. It’s a good idea to pay a little extra attention to some things going into this time of year to ensure your landscapes success. minutes before you see water runoff, then
sod – allowing you to water less and keep things greener in between cuttings. It’s nice to have a tight, low-cut lawn, but the shorter you go, you expose more of the base of the grass blades and the higher you run the risk of burning.
it’s going to be better to set your
system up to run shorter times more
frequently. Also, keep in mind that once established your trees and shrubs need less water than the turf so adjust your controller accordingly.
With the average household spending 40 to 50% of its summer water bill on
irrigation, make sure you’re water-wise. Sure, everyone says water infrequently and deep, but in most of our smaller
lot communities, you will experience
enormous amounts of runoff or water
loss that never makes it into the ground
all terrain is different make sure you run
amount you prune off of your shrubs as
not experiencing this type of water loss,
and shrubs can react harshly if you cut
providing adequate coverage, and that
hot. On your grass spaces, letting the
you’re only running a zone for a couple of
help hold moisture at the base of the
if you run certain zones too long. Since
When it is hotter outside try to keep the
a test on your irrigation to ensure you’re
well as your lawn to a minimum. Trees
that all your heads are spraying efficiently
back too much when temperatures are
you don’t have any leaks. If you find
grass become a little taller/thicker will
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MULCHING One of the best ways to grow healthy plants and conserve water as it protects the plantings, helps to hold moisture closer to the roots, prevents erosion, and suppresses weed growth. Three inches of mulch is typically a reasonable amount
for this area. Remember to keep it as even as possible and do not to let it build up against tree trunks or bases of the plantings themselves.
by PJ Kratohvil of Complete Solutions completesolutionsdfw.com
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Ask The Expert: Counseling
very month, new information about how daily habits - diet, sleep, exercise - affect your mental health. Let me break down some of the research and show you just a few habits that can make a long-term difference in how you feel each day.
by Christy Graham LPC Play Therapist Supervisor Acorn Counseling Services 940.222.8703 acorncounseling.services
DIET Can you believe all the different ideas on how to eat or not eat to be healthy? I’m not a nutritionist, but I’ve done my research! As a therapist and my experience as a JuicePlus Distributor, I’ve learned a few things from some brilliant people. Load up on the right foods: fruits, vegetables, and yogurt. Much of the serotonin[90%] is made in the gut. Fiber and phytonutrients in these foods are critical for proper gut function. Eat the wrong foods in moderation: sugar, caffeine, alcohol. The ups and downs caused by sugar can destabilize your child’s mood and behavior, but it does the same thing to yours! These foods also interrupt or decrease the effectiveness of your sleep, which is critical to your physical and mental health.
SLEEP Research shows that a good night’s sleep is correlated with all sorts of mental wellness-from stress relief to good driving. Just Google sleep, and you’ll find so many articles and blogs on this, it’ll make your head spin! But here are a few things to start with to get a great night’s sleep. No caffeine or alcohol within a few hours of sleep. Both of these disrupt the natural rhythm of sleep and interrupt the reparative and stress relieving properties of sleep. No TV in your room. Some research shows negative effects from the screens, but you don’t sleep well with light and sound on in the room.
EXERCISE Articles, blogs, and all sorts of advertisements bombard you with great ideas on which and how much exercise you need. Boiling down the research I’ve read, here are some quick ideas: Get some exercise every day. A 20-minute walk works well! Resistance training, yoga, and just plain sweating can make a big difference in your mental fitness as well.
Do you have difficulty with any of these habits? No problem! Therapists at Acorn can help you identify blocks to healthy living and support you in getting to your goals. Call us today at 940-222-8703 for an appointment. 20 | LAKE CITIES LIVING
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Foodie Friday DFW: Earnest Donuts
ucked into a shopping center off SH 121 and Josey Lane near Castle Hills lives Earnest Donuts, owned by Yuna Kim.
Before owning her own donut shop, Yuna was actually a fashion designer.
Rocher, or Yuna’s unique sushi donuts made with some of her most popular
But she grew up working in her parents’
specialty donut flavors.
donut shop, so she was familiar with the
You can also order special-made donuts
for birthday parties,
Three years ago, Yuna decided to blend her love of design and donuts and opened Earnest Donuts. You can immediately pick up on her sense of design when you walk in the door. The shop is beautifully decorated with industrial
And when you get up to the donut case, you’ll be amazed at how beautiful all of Yuna’s donut creations are!
lighting and wood accents. There’s even a chalkboard wall the kids can doodle on while you eat! And when you get up to the donut case, you’ll be amazed at how beautiful all of Yuna’s donut creations are!
anniversaries, work events, etc. Yuna can make donuts spelling out a message, a name, or even with your logo!
But, of course, you can also find all the donut
shop classics like kolaches, glazed and old-fashioned. Yuna says her favorite part about owning a donut
shop is getting to know her customers and seeing their eyes light up when they get
to take their donuts home. Her customers
are at the center of her business and that’s very apparent!
214.469.1177 4740 State Hwy 121, Ste. 700 Lewisville, Texas 75056
She’s most well-known for her specialty and pre-order donuts. Some of the specialty donuts you’ll find on a daily basis in the shop include the Maple Bacon and Yuna’s favorite, the Honey Citrus Glazed. And for special occasions, you can preorder donut flavors like PB&J, Ferraro
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Below are a few more tips to stay cool
TIPS ON STAYING
HYDRATED This Summer by Steve Gamel
and properly hydrated this summer. Some may seem like common sense, but when you’re out and about having fun, it’s easy to lose track of what your body is trying to tell you.
• Drink more liquid (preferably water) than you think you need • Wear loose, lightweight clothing and a hat • Limit your exposure to the sun during the hottest parts of the day • When working out or playing sports outside, pace yourself • Don’t wait until you’re thirsty. Keep water on hand during long excursions outside • Limit your caffeine intake • Watch out for each other and stay
he theme of this month’s magazine issue is health and fitness, so naturally, Murray Media Group went all out to include a myriad of informative articles on everything from fitness tips and trends from local experts to pieces promoting healthier eating habits and everything in between.
hydrated together One final thought: We wrote a lot in this article about the importance of water when it comes to staying properly
This article focuses on the importance of proper hydration because, well, it’s hot outside, folks! If you’ve lived in Texas long enough, you are more than aware the summer heat in North Texas can quickly balloon from a manageable 85 degrees to triple digits, and this summer isn’t expected to be any different. We like to think we can handle it – you know, tough it out – as we start hanging outside more swimming, gardening, working out, vacationing, etc., but the fact is we can’t. Our bodies are more than 60 percent water. We rely on it to transport nutrients, regulate body temperature, and sustain healthy organs. 24 | LAKE CITIES LIVING
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So naturally, the combination of that
energy-sapping sun and the fact we lose more body fluid as we sweat makes us all prime candidates for dehydration.
Symptoms of dehydration include dry
mouth, vomiting, tiredness, dizziness, and
even delirium. And that’s just the short list. Your friends at Murray Media Group
want to remind you the best way to stay hydrated this summer is to drink lots of
water. According to the Mayo Clinic, men require roughly 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of
fluid per day. For women, it’s 11.5 cups
(2.7 liters). Those recommendations cover
hydrated, but don’t forget eating the right foods throughout the day can also provide the same benefit. If you’re heading out on a long day out in the sun, munch on sliced apples, pears, oranges, bananas, grapes, and blueberries. Besides limiting your caffeine intake, the same can be said for avoiding heavy and sugary foods. Combine that with drinking lots of water, and you’ll be safer this summer. Stay safe and thirsty out there, everyone. And don’t forget we love pictures! Send us
everything from water to food and other
anything you’ve got from family vacations
your first choice.
you’ll be featured in our next issue.
beverages, but water should always be
to trips to the local water parks. Maybe
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Ask The Expert: Fitness
aking healthy life choices now What is Senior Fitness Training? can have long-term, positive Senior fitness training allows for older effects on your health and members to improve their overall fitness in the years to come. While many strength, stamina, coordination, balance, younger people work tirelessly to get in and mobility at a level and pace suitable peak physical shape, to their skills and needs. as the years go by, they Many gyms offer a “one discover it is harder AS SIR ISSAC size fits all” workout and harder to find the NEWTON’S FIRST LAW OF time, motivation, and regimen regardless of a THERMODYNAMICS energy to take care of member’s fitness level, STATES: themselves. Whether it goals, and interests. “An object in motion will be a busy workload, a Jesse James Fit, on the stay in motion.” family to provide for, or other hand, prioritizes in pursuing lifelong goals, numerous, individually fitness seems to take a back seat for many tailored fitness training techniques. people as they enter their 30s and 40s. Whether it be military training, family As adults get into their senior years, they training, group training, weight loss find that working out and maintaining a training, or senior fitness training, a gym healthy lifestyle is even more difficult. At that is capable of meeting the individual Jesse James Fit, we specialize in Senior needs of its members is one that Fitness Training and prioritize healthy living habits for all of our members, regardless of age.
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encompasses any and all areas of life. Not just a focus on younger demographics.
Benefits of Senior Fitness Training With senior fitness training, members develop healthy workout regimes and habits that help increase longevity, energy, and functionality. Many ailments and aches can be avoided if proper nutrition and exercises become a regular habit in a senior’s life. As Sir Issac Newton’s first law of thermodynamics states: “an object in motion will stay in motion.” This is especially true the older we get! Members of Jesse James Fit’s senior fitness programs have seen tremendous results in their physical and mental energy and abilities, allowing them to stay healthy, live longer, and to enjoy their family and friends for years to come. If you or a loved one is interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, consider joining a senior fitness program. It’s never too late to decide to be the healthiest you can be. Your body will thank you for many years to come!
by Jesse J. Leyva, Owner of Jesse James Fit, Outlaw Bootcamp & Outlaw Fit Camp JesseJamesFit.com • OutlawBootcamp.com
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The City of Haslet Independence Day Celebration 501 School House Rd., Haslet Friday, June 29
Haslet Community Park: Independence Day Parade 7:30 PM
Nance Field: Fireworks show following Parade haslet.org
by Lindsay Mears
If you are looking for something fun to do in the Denton County area to celebrate Independence Day, these are a few spots to check out.
Farmers Branch Historical Park Independence Day Celebration Tuesday, July 3
2450 Farmers Branch Ln., Farmers Branch Live music, KidZone with bounce houses,
The Colony Parks & Recreation
Lake Cities 4th of July
Liberty By The Lake 2018
Lake Dallas City Park
5151 North Colony Blvd., The Colony Wednesday, July 4
1 Mile Fun Run 7:45 AM 5K/10K Races 8:05 AM
Stewart Creek Park opens 11:00 AM
Liberty By The Lake Festival 4:00 PM
“Barks 5th Avenue” Dog Show 4:00 PM, 6:15 PM, & 8:30 PM
“TMT” Performance – Main Stage 4:30 PM Watermelon Contest 7:30 PM BMX Stunt Show 8:00 PM Fireworks Finale 9:30 PM
**More Info Listed on Website** thecolonytx.gov
101 E. Hundley Dr., Lake Dallas
Independence Day Celebration
Vendors & Entertainment 4:00 PM
150 W. Church St., Lewisville
Parade 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Wayne Ferguson Plaza
Apple Pie Bake Off, Bands include Eleven
Tuesday, July 3
Guyer High School Jazz Band. Followed
Sara Hobbs (Country Artist) 8:00 PM
Hundred Springs, Cameron Hobbs, and
Desperado (Eagles Tribute Band) 7:00 PM
by a Dazzling Fireworks Display
The Town of Flower Mound Independence Fest 2018 Wednesday, July 4
Children’s Parade - Lineup at 9:30 AM, starting at 10:00 AM
2121 Cross Timbers Road, Flower Mound:
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Mark Tyson & The Whiskey Pilots 5:00 PM
houses, train rides, food, and fireworks
Pat Green 8:15 PM
Tuesday, July 3
Gates Open 5:00 PM
Including rock climbing wall, bounce
Le Freak 6:15 PM
Live Music 8:00 PM
Fireworks Finale 9:50 PM
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discoverfarmersbranch.com Sounds of Red, White, and Lewisville
201 Park Dr., Roanoke
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6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday, July 4
1800 Timber Creek Rd., Flower Mound
Roanoke Community Park
vendors, and a low-level fireworks show
4th of July in Denton Quakertown Park
700 Oakland St., Denton Wednesday, July 4
Liberty 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk 7:30 AM at Denton Civic Center
Yankee Doodle Parade 9:00 AM beginning at Hickory-Locust corner
Denton Senior Center Celebration ft. The Young at Heart Band
Kiwanis Fireworks Show at Apogee
Stadium - end of the night including live
bands and a children’s activity area before fireworks begin discoverdenton.com