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How to lose your ‘quarantine 15’

The pandemic ruined a lot of things: graduations, vacations, family reunions, the economy, and maybe even your New Year’s resolutions. Forget losing weight, am I right? The Quarantine 15 is, says Yale’s medical school, a “perfect storm for people who struggle with weight.” We’re stuck with the coronavirus for the foreseeable future, so if we want to get rid of the weight, we need to change our behavior.

Letter to the Editor

I read with interest in the August 2020 edition of Southern Living magazine that San Marcos was named among the six “smartest places to retire” in the country. I was not too surprised, as I also consider our Central Texas location ideal, our beautiful San Marcos River enchanting, and the benefits of living in a university town numerous. What occurred to me, however, was that our city doesn’t offer much for those who prefer to live close to downtown and the university, enjoying the options of walking to shop, dine out, or attend functions at the Texas State University. The sad truth is that we lack a variety of housing options for those older citizens who might investigate moving here. We currently have established neighborhoods close to the downtown area and beyond; relatively new housing developments on the outskirts of town; and a plethora of apartment complexes for university students and other young people. What we lack is the option of apartments or condominiums for retirees who might prefer a more “walkable life” in San Marcos. The developers of Lindsey Hill saw that demographic, as well as young professionals, as the most likely prospects for their development … a contribution to our fine city.

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