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Trails Lead to Community Success in Rio Grande Valley Region: The Caracara Trails
The Caracara is a native to the southern regions of Texas. With its black wings, white-speckled neck, and orange face, they’re distinct features give them a beautiful and powerful demeanor when stumbled upon in their ecosystem. Rare in the United…
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April 1, 2021

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A New Funding Opportunity: Collaborative Innovations for Community Health
Health disparities are a painful reality across the state and a direct result of unfair policies and structures. It’s well past time for taking direct efforts to rebuild a more equitable world. It’s Time Texas (ITT), in partnership with Blue…
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March 29, 2021

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5 Tips to Build a Healthier Grocery List
  Spending more time at home has led to eating more meals and more snacks at your own kitchen table. There are days when it doesn’t seem like there’s a healthy food left in the house, or cooking a healthy…
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March 18, 2021

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Registro de actividades saludables
Estamos en la recta final del Community Challenge y siento que no estoy lista para dejar de registrar todas las actividades saludables que realizo durante el día, mentiría si dijera que no disfruto ver mi lista de “My reported activity”…
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February 24, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Diabetes
  Did you know over of 2,323,220 Texans suffer from diabetes? This means about 12.2% of adults across the state have this chronic disease. Additionally, approximately 23.8% of people who have diabetes were not aware of it prior to seeing…
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February 5, 2021

Physical Activity Lowers Blood Sugar After Meals
Have you ever stopped and wondered what the optimal timing was for your meals and workouts? There have been hundreds of studies done on this topic, and some people (whether or not they are diabetic) swear by eating and moving…
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February 5, 2021

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…
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January 26, 2021

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…
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January 22, 2021

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…
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January 15, 2021

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…
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January 6, 2021

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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…
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November 13, 2020

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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…
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November 13, 2020

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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…
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November 13, 2020

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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…
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November 13, 2020

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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.…
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November 13, 2020