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IT’S TIME TEXAS empowers Texans to lead healthier lives and build healthier communities.

IT’S TIME TEXAS empowers Texans to lead healthier lives and build healthier communities.

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Unhealthy has become the new normal. Chronic diseases associated with unhealthy lifestyles and communities have reached epidemic proportions in the U.S., and the related costs threaten to bankrupt our country and way of life.

IT’S TIME to make healthy easier.



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FEATURED TOOLS & RESOURCES

We’ve created a variety of tools, resources, initiatives, and events to help you and your friends, family, and community live healthier. From the state’s premier healthy communities conference and a one-of-its-kind statewide health competition, to free mobile apps and personalized health planning, we’ve got you covered!


Community Challenge


This 8-week competition unites and mobilizes schools, businesses, organizations, community members, and mayors toward the common goal of transforming your community’s health. The 2021 challenge will begin January 4th and run through February 28th.



Choose Healthier


Our free Choose Healthier Mobile App, created in collaboration with Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, is the easiest way to both share and promote healthy activities and events near you! Download the app for your phone or tablet today!



Building a Culture of Health in Texas

The White Paper


Massive shifts in consumption and activity patterns over the past three decades have led to increased rates of obesity and related chronic diseases. We’re proud to share the first-of-its-kind white paper that explores the current culture of health and its impact on us all. Learn more.



#HealthierTexas


What are you doing to improve your health or the health of your family, workplace, or larger community? We want to share your story with the rest of Texas and connect you with resources that can make your work even more powerful! Learn more!


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Simple Strategies to Unlock a Healthy Lifestyle

You likely already know what contributes to a healthy lifestyle: eat a variety of nutritious foods, exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight, stop smoking, and minimize your use of alcohol. Yet you find yourself struggling to create or maintain the healthy life that you want. Getting started on creating a healthy lifestyle isn’t always simple. Plus, it can feel overwhelming, … Read More

Can 10-Minute Workouts Really Improve Your Health?

You know regular exercise can help your health, help you lose or maintain your weight, and help your mood, but it’s often hard to find the time. Many people struggle to balance a sedentary job, long work hours, family, and daily chores like cooking and cleaning. Adding regular exercise to your day can feel impossible. But what if your goal … Read More

Adopt These 3 Habits to Help Prevent Diabetes

Are you concerned about your blood sugar levels? Perhaps your doctor has talked to you about prediabetes or diabetes, or you have a family history of this chronic disease.  Unfortunately, diabetes—particularly type 2 diabetes—is a common chronic illness in the United States. Approximately 34 million Americans have diabetes, and 88 million adults have prediabetes, according to data from the 2020 … Read More

How Does Social Support Affect Your Health?

Reaching out to your family or a friend can help you feel connected to others, provide help when struggling with a problem, or support when feeling down. Sharing your thoughts and feelings with someone you trust can help you feel better, even if they don’t have a solution to your problem. These supportive relationships can also help you feel less … Read More

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