Five Exercises You Can Do While Social Distancing

  Finding ways to stay physically active during the pandemic has been a challenge for all of us—no matter your age, fitness level, or preference of workout. Not only is it hard to stay motivated during these times, it’s also a challenge to figure out how to stay safe while exercising. Going to a gym may feel like playing with … Read More

5 Ways to Incorporate Healthy Eating Habits at Home

  We are going through some unprecedented times causing a lot of us spend more time and meals at our homes. This extra time spent at home can really influence our eating choices. For many of us coming up with 3 healthy meals a day can be a struggle, especially with take out not that far away. We may not … Read More

Introducing the Community Challenge App

  As the pandemic continues to affect the way we all go about our daily lives, we, at It’s Time Texas, wanted to ensure you could participate safely and easily in the 2021 Community Challenge. We are excited to announce our brand new Community Challenge App! The Community Challenge App enables you to participate at your comfort level, and offers … Read More

Healthy actions build healthy habits in the new year

  As we look forward to a new year, we hope to take a moment and reflect on our 2020, and hold space to process personal losses, injustices witnessed, lessons learned, and even the impacts the pandemic has had on our everyday lives. At It’s Time Texas, we will persevere in creating healthy environments that allow everyone across Texas to … Read More

Simple Strategies to Unlock a Healthy Lifestyle

You likely already know what contributes to a healthy lifestyle: eat a variety of nutritious foods, exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight, stop smoking, and minimize your use of alcohol. Yet you find yourself struggling to create or maintain the healthy life that you want. Getting started on creating a healthy lifestyle isn’t always simple. Plus, it can feel overwhelming, … Read More

Can 10-Minute Workouts Really Improve Your Health?

You know regular exercise can help your health, help you lose or maintain your weight, and help your mood, but it’s often hard to find the time. Many people struggle to balance a sedentary job, long work hours, family, and daily chores like cooking and cleaning. Adding regular exercise to your day can feel impossible. But what if your goal … Read More

Adopt These 3 Habits to Help Prevent Diabetes

Are you concerned about your blood sugar levels? Perhaps your doctor has talked to you about prediabetes or diabetes, or you have a family history of this chronic disease.  Unfortunately, diabetes—particularly type 2 diabetes—is a common chronic illness in the United States. Approximately 34 million Americans have diabetes, and 88 million adults have prediabetes, according to data from the 2020 … Read More

How Does Social Support Affect Your Health?

Reaching out to your family or a friend can help you feel connected to others, provide help when struggling with a problem, or support when feeling down. Sharing your thoughts and feelings with someone you trust can help you feel better, even if they don’t have a solution to your problem. These supportive relationships can also help you feel less … Read More

How to Prevent Chronic Illness with Small Lifestyle Changes

How do you want to live? Perhaps, you long to play with your children or grandchildren without getting winded. Maybe you hope to enjoy activities like biking, gardening, swimming, or hiking or simply want to feel energized throughout your day. Unfortunately, 6 in 10 American adults struggle with chronic illnesses like obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes, making these … Read More

3 Simple Habits to Help You Lose Weight

You know the basics of losing weight: eat nutritious foods, exercise regularly, and consume fewer calories than you use. It seems so simple. Yet for most people losing weight (and keeping it off) is a struggle. Fortunately, various strategies, tools, and techniques are available to help you reach your weight and health goals. That said, identifying strategies to help you … Read More

How Do You Stop Regaining Weight?

You made a goals and successfully the lost weight. However, perhaps recently, you’ve noticed your clothes are fitting a little tighter than you’d like or the number on your scale keeps creeping up.  Maintaining your weight loss can be challenging. Regaining weight that you’ve previously lost can feel frustrating and even scary. For some people, regaining weight can make them … Read More

How to Stop Giving in to Food Cravings

Do you finish dinner only to find yourself craving a sweet dessert? Maybe, you crave potato chips when you’re stressed, even though you’re not particularly hungry. You’re not alone. Eating isn’t always about feeling hungry. Food cravings, or an intense, uncontrollable desire for a specific type of food, are common. Cravings also can influence what you eat. People typically crave … Read More

Bored with Your Workout? Try These 5 Tips!

Are you struggling to exercise regularly? Perhaps you dread going to the gym, or you don’t like at home workout videos. Maybe, you’ve never really enjoyed exercising and just find it boring. You’re not alone. Some research suggests that genetic factors may cause some people to respond differently to exercise. For instance, a person may not get the same endorphin … Read More

How to Manage Setbacks So You Stay Motivated

Have you ever given up on a health goal when you find yourself slipping back into old habits and routines? You’re not alone. Creating new habits and routines takes time, especially when it comes to health. You’re changing your behaviors, beliefs, and mindset about your health and what that means for you. You’re faced with making new decisions multiple times … Read More

How to Change Your Mindset to Improve Your Health

We all have thoughts that we tell ourselves throughout the day. Some of these thoughts are helpful and keep us on track, like when we encourage ourselves or acknowledge something we did well. Yet, when we make a mistake, we can end up in a cycle of negative thinking. We miss a workout or eat more at a meal than … Read More