These 5 Small Eating Changes Add Up to Big Results

When people consider eating healthier, they often believe they have to give up the foods they love. They envision meals of salads, plain foods, and lean meats with nothing added to them. Just the thought of trying to live the rest of your life eating bland foods every single day is draining. Who wants to live like that? Fortunately, eating … Read More

How to Get Exercise Even When You Don’t Feel Like It

Life can get hectic, and some days, you simply don’t feel like working out. This feeling happens to everyone sometimes, even personal trainers. That said, if you haven’t fully established your exercise habit and turned it into a routine, feeling unmotivated to workout on one day can quickly snowball into multiple days. If you repeatedly give in to not feeling … Read More

5 Simple Food Swaps to Improve Your Health

The foods you eat are an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. Fortunately, eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated or tasteless. You can eat the foods and meals you enjoy with some minor changes. You can also create quick delicious meals that fit your lifestyle. When it comes to healthy eating, the everyday choices you make often have the … Read More

Shaping the Health of Our Community

  Have you noticed more people at the parks? Witnessed an outdoor dance class? Turned your living room into a personalized activity center? Decided to plant a garden? Last time we checked, any movement you’ve been up to is a win. It’s a win for you, a win for your family, students, neighbors or whomever you’re sharing your life with. … Read More

Keep Moving Forward

While many of us will remember 2020 as the year we barely survived homeschooling – Trevonna has a slightly different take. She’s raising nine children, ranging in ages from two to twenty, and she’s schooled all of them at home. Passionate about helping children master reading early on, Trevonna is the creator of a reading program that engages parents in … Read More

The Hardest Part Is Getting Started

Tenika is the kind of person who lives every day like it’s her last. While a lot of that can be contributed to her helping nature – she’s a devoted working parent, active member of her church, and regular volunteer in her community – part of it stems from all of the illness she’s witnessed in her 38 years. “I’ve … Read More

What Matters Is How You Rise Up

Every once in a while, you meet someone who changes your perspective on things. Who brightens your outlook with their positivity. Who reminds you of the many reasons you have to be grateful. Brittany is that kind of someone. In December of 2017, Brittany was has just finished her first semester at community college. She has a heart for working … Read More

Partnering and Collaborating Across Sectors During a Crisis

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As communities grapple with the effects of a global pandemic, organizational leaders are being called upon to think of new approaches to providing essential services, protecting vulnerable populations, and fostering community resilience. On June 30, as part of our Healthier Texas Summit Series, It’s Time Texas CEO Amy McGeady spoke with four Texas thought leaders who have been exceptionally creative … Read More

Who do you wear a mask for?

By Dr. Lourdes Rodriguez, Senior Programs Officer, St. David’s Foundation In moments of crisis, information is critical. We must pay attention and learn how needs change over time – often day by day or even hour by hour. We learn by watching the news, listening to neighbors and community leaders and from the communities affected early in the pandemic – … Read More

Community Lab: Examining Health Disparities in the Context of COVID-19

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These past four months have been uniquely challenging times for our communities. The rapid spread of COVID-19 has required us all to adapt to new norms and adjust to the notion that life will never be the same. The pandemic has also exposed new and existing health disparities, requiring us to think critically about how we would like to shape … Read More

Creativity and Cross-Sector Collaboration in a Pandemic

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By Patrick Brandt, Co-founder, Get Shift Done and President, Shiftsmart It was after the Friday, March 13th press conference when the federal government declared a State of Emergency surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, that I had an “aha” moment during a conversation with a friend of mine, Anurag Jain, who is very active in the Dallas business and philanthropic communities. I … Read More

The Healthier Texas Summit Moves Online

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We are living in a uniquely challenging time. The rapid spread of COVID-19 has raised new public health concerns, while magnifying existing social, economic, and environmental issues impacting the health and well-being of Texans. Like many of you, we have responded to the current moment by exploring new ways of delivering programs and services to reach people where they are. … Read More

A Message from It’s Time Texas CEO Amy McGeady

As a leader and a person, I must start with myself. I want to acknowledge that not being a racist is not enough. Only by becoming an antiracist will I move from good intentions to the bold action necessary to advance racial equity and social justice. I have a lot to learn, and am committed to listening deeply and learning from … Read More

Change the Profession – Graduating Active Students

A red schoolhouse painted green may look different, but nothing has changed internally.

Author: Robert Pangrazi, Educational Specialist, Gopher Sport and developer of Dynamic PE ASAP People often say change is good. We have all heard that the only constant is change. Yet, when I look at our profession, the change I often see is surface change. For example, changing the schedule of a school, or a new seating arrangement, or new PE … Read More

#TexansThrive: Staying Connected at a Distance

In these strange days of social distancing, it’s so important to remember that we’re not alone. Like a lot of others who have made the transition to working remotely over the past couple of weeks, our team is experimenting with new ways to collaborate and stay connected. On Slack, which we use for team communications, we’ve started a #random channel … Read More