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Happy Father's Day to all the great father figures of the world! We hope your day is filled with all your favorite things—including the ones who get to call you "Dad"! 🥩 ⚾ 🎣 ⛳️ 🌾 🔧

#AggieDad #TAMUHealth #FathersDay
Boost your health and mood with this powerful combo! 🏃‍♂️🌳 Studies show combining exercise with nature amplifies the physical and mental benefits of both. A stroll in the park or a run through a forest could be a wonderful health booster, according to a recent review of the research by Jay Maddock of @tamupublichealth and his colleague Howard Frumkin. 

“It is clear that the use of parks and natural settings for physical activities could be a potentially powerful tool for promoting two important health behaviors simultaneously,” Maddock said. “This could be especially important given that the majority of Americans do not get enough exercise or spend enough time outdoors.”

More at the link 🔗 in our bio, including how health professionals might “prescribe” nature contact to patients, something known as "ParkRx."
Are the products we use to keep things fresh and clean actually making our homes less healthy?

Environmental toxicologist Natalie Johnson from @tamupublichealth says there are several potentially harmful chemicals found in everyday products like shampoo, all-purpose cleaners, air fresheners and even cookware.

"While we don’t live in a chemical-free world—chemicals are all around us—environmentally friendly products are available," she said. Tap the link in our bio to learn more about the chemicals you might want to avoid. Johnson also gives some free resources that are available to help you make informed decisions about the products you use.
Today we pause to remember and honor the Americans who gave everything for our great nation. Let the magnitude of their sacrifice be reflected in our gratitude. 

#MemorialDay 🇺🇸

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