Choose Healthier Community Champion Spotlight: Healthy Harlingen

The Choose Healthier website and app are now available in Harlingen, Texas thanks to our new partnership with Healthy Harlingen, an initiative of the Mayor’s Wellness Council. We know that the Rio Grande Valley region leads the state and nation in chronic preventable disease. Through our partnership, we will support Healthy Harlingen’s efforts to create a healthy city by connecting … Read More

Healthy Texas Week: Sweating Healthier

Sometimes to sweat healthier you have to sweat smarter, not harder. By Amanda MacFarlane Getting up and going to the gym to do the same routine can feel like a chore, even if you love exercising. Sometimes the hardest part of working out is getting up and going. For many of us, it can be hard to take that first … Read More

Defining COPD: What is it? What are the signs and symptoms? Can I get better?

Health coaches at IT’S TIME TEXAS help you navigate the questions and challenges that come with living with chronic disease. What is it? Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (also known as COPD, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema) is a progressive disease that damages the lungs, allowing less air to enter and exit the airways. What are the signs and symptoms? The symptoms … Read More

Choose Healthier Partner Spotlight: Fort Worth Bike Sharing

If you live in the Fort Worth area and are looking for free or low-cost healthy opportunities, you’re in luck. Choose Healthier has just expanded into your neighborhood! Choose Healthier is a free mobile app and website designed to empower people to lead healthier lives and build healthier communities by presenting them with healthy places, classes, and events, as well as the ability … Read More

2018 Community Challenge Crosses the Finish Line

By Amanda MacFarlane, Marketing Intern As the 2018 IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge comes to an end, we celebrate all the great strides we’ve seen across the Lone Star State for better health. During most of the competition, it was neck and neck between communities like Lancaster and Prosper. Both were competing for the number one spot in the small … Read More

National Nutrition Month Food Battle Recap

By Ali Mancinelli, Marketing Intern March is National Nutrition Month, and we celebrated by highlighting some of our favorite nutritious foods. If you missed our weekly food battles, here are the results! During week one, we voted between broccoli and asparagus. Broccoli won a close battle, and we shared a few side dishes such as a broccoli salad, lemon garlic … Read More

Choose Healthier Community Champion Spotlight: Healthy Southeast Texas

When Beaumont resident and City Council member Alan Coleman learned that his community, Jefferson County, ranked last in the state for health behaviors, he decided to take action. His commitment to health has inspired a movement in Southeast Texas. Alan Coleman became involved with community health through the Let’s Move! initiative while he served on the Beaumont City Council. Beaumont was the … Read More

Choose Healthier Partner Spotlight: Iron Tiger Gym in Smithville

Heather and Luis Bosch, the owners of Iron Tiger Gym in Smithville, Texas, have labored to build the city’s only 24-hour access fitness facility. They offer their members a 3,000 square foot facility of high quality cardiovascular and strength machines, as well as a fully equipped free weight area. The Bosch’s each share a passion for healthy living and strive … Read More

Have a Healthy Valentine’s Day

The most sugar-coated holiday gets a healthy makeover. By Amanda MacFarlane, Marketing Intern When I think of Valentine’s Day, the first thing that comes to my mind is chocolate and candy. Since I was a kid, it was almost a rite of passage to send people bright red lollipops or boxes of sugar hearts with cute messages on them: Be … Read More

Find Free Healthy Activities in Smithville, Thanks to Our Partner SWHP!

If you live in Smithville and are looking for healthy activities in your area, then we’ve got great news! Choose Healthier is now available in your neighborhood. Choose Healthier is a free mobile app and website designed to empower people to lead healthier lives and build healthier communities by presenting them with healthy places, classes, and events, as well as the ability … Read More

This Is What Making Healthy Choices Actually Looks Like

It’s not about restrictive diets or harsh exercise programs. It’s about the little steps you make every day. By Amanda MacFarlane, Marketing Intern It’s the beginning of February and by a show of hands, who has already broken their New Year’s resolutions to be healthier? *Raises hand* The truth is that for those of us who make these goals to … Read More

Find Free Healthy Activities in Fort Worth, Thanks to Our Partner FitWorth!

If you live in the Fort Worth area and are looking for free or low-cost healthy opportunities, you’re in luck. Choose Healthier has just expanded into your neighborhood! Choose Healthier is a free mobile app and website designed to empower people to lead healthier lives and build healthier communities by presenting them with healthy places, classes, and events, as well … Read More

5 Tips to Move Resolutions to Reality

By Tracy Walker, Sr. Director of Marketing & Development at IT’S TIME TEXAS I have to be honest, the ‘r’ word has haunted me for a very long time. There have been years where I’ve set the bar so high that I was doomed from the get-go. I’d set some pretty steep New Year’s resolutions like quitting coffee consumption. Losing … Read More

7 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but the holiday doesn’t mean you have to give up on good health! Check out these 7 tips to enjoy a healthier Thanksgiving without taking away the flavor and fun. Eat Breakfast It’s the most important meal of the day for a reason! Skipping breakfast because you want to save room for later is … Read More

Find Free Healthy Activities in San Antonio, Thanks to FitCitySA!

Do you live in the San Antonio area? Are you looking for new healthy opportunities? You’re in luck – Choose Healthier just expanded into your neighborhood! Choose Healthier is a free website and mobile app designed to empower people to lead healthier lives and build healthier communities by presenting them with healthy places, classes, and events, as well as the ability to … Read More