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Who You’ll Discover at the Summit Expo: FitKit!
40 of Texas’ most health-conscious businesses and organizations will be exhibiting their products and services at the Summit, from mobile technology to workplace wellness tools, healthy snacks (which means delicious samples…) tools for educators, and more! Amie Hoff is the creator…
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May 5, 2015

Summit Track Spotlight: Policy
This year, there will be a Summit track devoted to health policy on the local, state, and federal levels. Lauren Dimitry, a health and fitness policy associate with our partner Texans Care For Children, will be leading an interactive session entitled Selling Advocacy:…
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April 25, 2015

Hacking for a Healthier Texas!
The inaugural Hack For Health, presented by Freescale, was a huge success. Both student and professional teams competed in each of the three project categories: creative, tech, and business development. The teams tackled complex projects to further develop three of our…
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April 25, 2015

Choose Healthier Coach Tip: Activities For Seniors!
 A: Yes! All adults can be physically active as long as you select the appropriate types and amounts of activity for your abilities. A good goal is at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity…
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April 23, 2015

#TXLege Wants to Hear From YOU About Health:
The Texas legislature meets for just 140 days every other year, which means the pace for the legislative session is quite a bit faster than your typical Texas two-step. But just as there are kind folks to guide you through…
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April 21, 2015

What the iWatch Can Do For Your Health!
You’ve seen it all over the news: you can now preorder the Apple iWatch, set to launch on April 24th! The iWatch is water resistant, with a large variety of bands to choose from, designed to fit any wrist. Apple…
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April 14, 2015

The Buzz About Blue Honey Yoga!
Whether you’ve been aboard the yoga train for many years or you feel certain that your body just doesn’t do that, Blue Honey Yoga & Fitness could be the perfect fitness home for you. One of the first businesses to register…
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April 9, 2015

MapMyFitness: Discover New Routes To Mix It Up!
  Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to go for a run, but didn’t know where a good spot was? Or have you decided you want to train for a 5k, but don’t know where to start?…
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April 1, 2015

Eating Sweets Without Sweating It!
I love all types of sweets: brownies, cupcakes, cookies, you name it. I love to bake desserts because it is one of the ways I show love for my neighbors, friends and family. However, I started to notice that I…
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March 30, 2015

Not Skilled On The Water? You Can Still “Ro”!
Austinites, do you share our pipe dream of being out on the lake every day? You can achieve that dream without the rowing experience at Ro Fitness, an indoor studio right beside the Waller Creek Boathouse! They bring their rowing…
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March 27, 2015

How Pharr A City Can Get When They’re In It Together!
We couldn’t resist a punny title for this Community Challenge Spotlight on Pharr, Texas. This mid-sized city took the trophy in 2013, and we asked their Public Utilities Director David Garza to share their recipe for success. “Well that’s a…
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March 24, 2015

March Coach Tip: Healthy On A Budget
 A: Depending on where you live, there may be opportunities to double your dollars when you use your food stamp or WIC benefits on fruits and vegetables! The Double Dollar Incentive Program will match your fresh produce purchases dollar-for-dollar up…
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March 23, 2015

Combatting A Sedentary Lifestyle:
Have you ever considered the amount of time in a day you spend sitting? Behind the wheel of your car, at your desk at work, relaxing on the couch after a long day… tally up the time, and if you…
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March 17, 2015

Why IT’S TIME to Hack For Health:
Here in Austin, we’re just coming off of the SXSW buzz; people from all over the world were here exploring the city and hunting (be it music, education or technology) for “the next big thing”. Health should be at the center of that,…
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March 16, 2015

Springdale Farm: Making Local Easier!
Springdale Farm sits on five acres of land, just east of the Capitol building in downtown Austin! The family-owned and operated urban farm grows over 75 seasonal vegetable varieties and operates a popular public farm stand every Wednesday and Saturday from 9AM-1PM. Farmers Glenn…
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March 13, 2015