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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.…
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November 13, 2020

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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.…
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November 13, 2020

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…
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November 13, 2020

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…
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November 13, 2020

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How to Stop Feeling Stuck with Your Health Goals

Do you feel stuck with your health goals? Maybe you’ve set a goal to eat healthier or exercise more, but you don’t feel like you’re making progress. This feeling of being stuck or in a rut can happen to everyone. However, if it persists, it can lead to self-doubts and…
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November 13, 2020

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5 Ways to Conquer Food Temptations

Staying on track with your eating goals is challenging when temptations surround you. Food temptations can crop up anywhere from your office, the grocery store, your home, or a homemade treat from a family member. It’s common to feel overwhelmed or out of control when faced with foods you love…
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November 13, 2020

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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…
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November 13, 2020

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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…
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November 13, 2020

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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…
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November 13, 2020

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…
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November 12, 2020

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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…
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November 9, 2020

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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…
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November 8, 2020

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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…
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October 21, 2020

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Partnering and Collaborating Across Sectors During a Crisis

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…
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July 16, 2020

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…
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July 15, 2020