Empowering Health in School Communities: 2018 SHAC Award Winners

Empowering Health in School Communities: 2018 SHAC Award Winners We are proud to announce the 2018 School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) Award Winners! Schools all across the state of Texas worked tirelessly to build healthy environments within their school districts. We are amazed by the achievements SHACs are making in their school communities, and while it was difficult to choose … Read More

Choose Healthier Partner Highlight: Central Texas Food Bank

The Central Texas Food Bank, the largest hunger-relief charity in Central Texas, is now one of Choose Healthier partners. We interviewed Angela Henry, Director of Community Health and Nutrition of the Central Texas Food Bank, to share her opinions as well as personal health advice. Could you please give a brief overview of the Central Texas Food Bank? Sure. The Central … Read More

Stronger Austin Participant Spotlight: Arnoldo

Stronger Austin is activating the Austin community with one goal: health for all. We believe that every neighborhood in Austin should have easy access to health and wellness programs. What’s one of the best parts of Stronger Austin? Our amazing participants like Arnoldo!  Arnoldo attends our Friday morning yoga class at Dove Springs at 9:30 am led by our ever-inspiring yogi, … Read More

Stronger Austin Instructor Spotlight: Sekoya Waddy

Sekoya Waddy, Stronger Austin MixxedFit

Stronger Austin is activating the Austin community with one goal: health for all. We believe that every neighborhood in Austin should have easy access to health and wellness programs. One of the free exercise classes we offer is MixxedFit on Monday and Wednesday from 6 – 7 PM at the Gus Garcia Recreation Center. Stronger Austin MixxedFit is energetically led … Read More

A Healthy Win to Celebrate Choose Healthier

Choose Healthier App Ready for Download!

What would you do with $500? Maybe take a road trip with your friends or family? What about groceries? Or even that gym membership that you’ve had on your list? The options are ENDLESS! To celebrate the expansion of our Choose Healthier app, we are giving away $500 to one lucky person! The Choose Healthier app is currently available to … Read More

Four(th) of July Side Dish Recipe Cards

In our last blog, Keeping Up With Your Resolutions, we shared tips on how to make your health a priority no matter what the summer throws your way! Here comes the first test – Fourth of July festivities! The most important thing you can do is enjoy this time with your friends and family. If you’d like to take things … Read More

Keeping Up With Your Resolutions

Can you believe we are officially halfway through the year? It seems like yesterday we were setting our annual health goals and now, according to studies, most of us are asking ourselves – what goals? We get it. For so many, the day-to-day summer schedule looks a bit different than the rest of the year. With the kids home from … Read More

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