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Heart Does Not Tire During Exercise

Heart Does Not Tire

Article by Dr. Gabe Mirkin A healthy heart is so strong that it is almost never a cause of tiredness during exercise. Tiredness during exercise comes from your muscles. They run out of fuel or out of oxygen. Skeletal muscles use both fat and sugar for energy. When your muscles ...

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Drama at Dallas Marathon 2017 Finish Line

Drama at Dallas marathon finish line

McKinney High School track coach Keith Pierce, 37, became the third back-to-back winner of the men’s division of the 47th annual Dallas Marathon Sunday. But the real drama was in the women’s division. Eventual women’s winner Chandler Self, 32, collapsed about a hundred yards from the finish and had to ...

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LLELA, Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area


It sits like an island in a sea of exploding growth, surrounded by the booming communities of North Texas. The Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area, better known as LLELA, is a throwback to the region’s prairie days. Encompassing 2,600 acres in the shadow of the Lake Lewisville dam, LLELA features ...

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Majestic Cypress Forest At Caddo Lake

Caddo Lake State Park

If you like quiet waters and majestic cypress forests, head to Far East Texas and the Caddo Lake State Park. Located northeast of Marshall, the park has heavily shaded campsites and smooth paddling for your canoe or kayak. There is a boat launch site with direct access to Big Cypress ...

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