It’s Time We Had a Talk About Self-Care

Anne started her teaching career in a position funded through Teach for America. Her students experienced some of the highest poverty levels in the country. Chronic HVAC issues led to frequent school closures and administrative inefficiencies left teachers struggling to make up for lost time. “I would find myself thinking about my students at 9:00 at night, and I always … Read More

Help Your School District Win The 2020 Community Challenge

Year after year, one of the things we love most about the Community Challenge is seeing all of the imaginative ways that school districts across Texas rally their staff and students to get on board. From teaching healthy activities in the classroom to organizing healthy events that involve the whole community, Texas educators are living the value of health and … Read More

2020 Community Challenge: Here’s What’s New

At It’s Time Texas, one of the values that drives our work is relentless curiosity. To us, this means finding clarity through asking meaningful questions and learning from honest feedback. At the end of the 2019 Community Challenge, we asked everyone who participated to share their feedback about the experience – what you enjoyed and what could be improved for … Read More

Want Your Kids To Open Up? Try Walking Together.

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Family can be described as a tree—each member grows in a different direction, but all have the same roots. Every now and then, it may feel as if the closeness of the family has dwindled. That’s when it is most important to find those roots and use them to reconnect. There is no better time to do this than while … Read More

10 Healthy Actions. 10 Minutes To A Healthier You.

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When we talk about “getting healthy,” it’s easy to picture the long journey ahead of us and feel daunted. A healthy lifestyle takes time. So often, we neglect our health because we feel too overwhelmed with work, family time, and the overall busyness of life. But what we may not realize is that the actions that lead to health can … Read More

These Podcasts Were Made for Walking

Let’s face it. We can’t all be gym goers. Memberships are expensive, for one thing. And going on a consistent basis can be difficult, especially for busy parents who don’t have the luxury of taking time away from their family to get a workout in. When getting to the gym is tough, walking provides a refreshing alternative. It’s free, and … Read More

At 64, Lee Is Reinventing His Approach To Health

When you ask Lee what he’s into, you’ll soon find out it’s a lot. Born and raised in McAllen, Texas, Lee grew up fishing and water skiing along the Gulf Coast. As a teenager, he worked as a lifeguard, swimming extra miles just for fun. A science teacher, scuba diver, book worm, and amateur chef, Lee is something of a … Read More

Meet Our 2019 SHAC Award Winners

School Health Advisory Councils (SHACs) strengthen the connection between health and learning. It’s Time Texas SHAC Award winners demonstrate commitment and success in fostering both the health knowledge and skills kids need to be healthy for a lifetime.  It is the only award in Texas focused on SHACs and their efforts. We are amazed by the achievements SHACs are making … Read More

Healthy School Lunches: What if a School Lunch is the Only Option?

A teenage girl in overalls sits alone at a lunch table. Her head is in her hand and she is glumly looking at her school lunch.

This week, lead health coach at Living Healthier, Natalie is sharing some of her experiences with school lunches. Read on to learn more about Natalie’s tips for staying healthy no matter what’s for lunch! My Kid’s School Doesn’t Serve Healthy School Lunches It’s easier for parents to teach their children to eat healthy foods if the schools they attend serve … Read More

Meet Our Summer Interns (and Apply for Fall)!

From coaching kids’ soccer to analyzing data, It’s Time Texas interns are working in some pretty interesting ways to transform health this summer. We’re excited for you to meet them! Lombardo Cuellar School: Texas State University Major: Health & Fitness Management Internship Position: Stronger Austin/ Stronger Austin Kids Why did you want to intern at It’s Time Texas? I wanted … Read More

What My Life Has Taught Me: A Message from Baker Harrell

On July 1, It’s Time Texas Founder Baker Harrell officially passed the baton and welcomed Amy McGeady, who joined the organization to serve as Chief Strategy Officer in 2016, to her new position as CEO. We’re honored to share his remarkable story – and the journey that brought us to this next chapter.

How Edgar Used Health Coaching to Control Diabetes

Edgar wanted to participate in health coaching to control diabetes, lose weight, and make a healthy lifestyle change. Since first calling the Living Healthier hotline in 2018, Edgar has faced some challenges in meeting his health goals. But he has overcome them by setting goals with his health coach and talking about those goals every other week. Keep reading to … Read More

How Can Health Coaching Improve Men’s Health?

Did you know that men’s health is only 25% determined by genetics? Lifestyle choices can have a huge impact on overall health.  If you, or a man in your life, needs some help in committing to a healthy lifestyle, health coaching may help. Keep reading to learn more about how health coaching can help men lead a healthy lifestyle! Annual … Read More