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

How to Have a Happy & Healthy Halloween

Halloween is filled with costumes, trick-or-treating, and of endless amounts of candy. Unfortunately, over the years, a few pieces of candy have increased to eating hundreds in only one night. With this in mind, it is our mission to help you make this Halloween the healthiest one yet.  Costume parades are a fun way to bring together the community and … Read More

Work Healthier Challenge Awards $18,000, Inspiring Healthy Results Statewide

Employer-supported health incentives are a hot topic as competitive wages, benefit packages, and health incentives are reviewed carefully by potential employees and are a major expense to the employer.  Why should an employer choose to support and incentivize healthier lifestyles for their employees? There’s a mutual benefit for the employer and its employees. Companies will have a happier, healthier, and … Read More

Get Ready to Walk, Texas!

We’re thrilled to host our 2nd annual Texas Walks campaign! This statewide initiative is a way for Texans to rally their family, friends, and co-workers to walk in support of a healthy lifestyle and a healthier state. Texas Walks will take place on October 20th at 10 AM. Go outside, take a friend with you, and walk for just 10 … Read More

No Better Time Than Now

By: Lauren Leining, Student, The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston I consider myself a late bloomer. Coming from a small, homogeneous town and as a first-generation college student, I feared pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone. College opened my eyes to the buzzing world around me, of which there is still much to learn. And although my … Read More

Shop Smart at the Farmers’ Market!

The farmers’ market can be intimidating and a little overwhelming at first. What is in season? Can I bring my dog or children? Do I have to pay in cash? Can I use SNAP benefits to buy food from vendors? How many samples can I really eat? No matter how many questions you have, taking a trip to the farmers’ … Read More

Back-to-School: Give Kids a Healthy Start

It’s that time of the year again!  The hot, lazy days of summer are coming to an end, and the days of backpacks, homework, and extracurricular activities have arrived. Starting a new academic year is exciting for students, parents, and teachers, but it can also bring some back-to-school jitters. We want students to have the most successful year possible, which … Read More