A New Funding Opportunity: Collaborative Innovations for Community Health

Health disparities are a painful reality across the state and a direct result of unfair policies and structures. It’s well past time for taking direct efforts to rebuild a more equitable world. It’s Time Texas (ITT), in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX), presents Collaborative Innovations for Community Health, a community-driven project to improve the health … Read More

5 Tips to Build a Healthier Grocery List

  Spending more time at home has led to eating more meals and more snacks at your own kitchen table. There are days when it doesn’t seem like there’s a healthy food left in the house, or cooking a healthy meal seems like too much of a commitment after a busy day. Not to mention days when it’s easier to … Read More

Registro de actividades saludables

Estamos en la recta final del Community Challenge y siento que no estoy lista para dejar de registrar todas las actividades saludables que realizo durante el día, mentiría si dijera que no disfruto ver mi lista de “My reported activity” con todas las fotos de mis acciones saludables de estas ultimas semanas desde que el Community Challenge inicio. Hasta cierto … Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Diabetes

  Did you know over of 2,323,220 Texans suffer from diabetes? This means about 12.2% of adults across the state have this chronic disease. Additionally, approximately 23.8% of people who have diabetes were not aware of it prior to seeing a doctor. This chronic disease can lead to illness, pain, and even death. It’s important to know the facts!  Diabetes … Read More

Physical Activity Lowers Blood Sugar After Meals

Have you ever stopped and wondered what the optimal timing was for your meals and workouts? There have been hundreds of studies done on this topic, and some people (whether or not they are diabetic) swear by eating and moving at different times of day for their best fit-selves. If you have diabetes, you’re always fighting to keep your blood … Read More

Five Exercises You Can Do While Social Distancing

  Finding ways to stay physically active during the pandemic has been a challenge for all of us—no matter your age, fitness level, or preference of workout. Not only is it hard to stay motivated during these times, it’s also a challenge to figure out how to stay safe while exercising. Going to a gym may feel like playing with … Read More

5 Ways to Incorporate Healthy Eating Habits at Home

  We are going through some unprecedented times causing a lot of us spend more time and meals at our homes. This extra time spent at home can really influence our eating choices. For many of us coming up with 3 healthy meals a day can be a struggle, especially with take out not that far away. We may not … Read More

Introducing the Community Challenge App

  As the pandemic continues to affect the way we all go about our daily lives, we, at It’s Time Texas, wanted to ensure you could participate safely and easily in the 2021 Community Challenge. We are excited to announce our brand new Community Challenge App! The Community Challenge App enables you to participate at your comfort level, and offers … Read More

Healthy actions build healthy habits in the new year

  As we look forward to a new year, we hope to take a moment and reflect on our 2020, and hold space to process personal losses, injustices witnessed, lessons learned, and even the impacts the pandemic has had on our everyday lives. At It’s Time Texas, we will persevere in creating healthy environments that allow everyone across Texas to … Read More

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

How to Prevent Chronic Illness with Small Lifestyle Changes

How do you want to live? Perhaps, you long to play with your children or grandchildren without getting winded. Maybe you hope to enjoy activities like biking, gardening, swimming, or hiking or simply want to feel energized throughout your day. Unfortunately, 6 in 10 American adults struggle with chronic illnesses like obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes, making these … Read More