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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

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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,…
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November 13, 2020

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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.…
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November 13, 2020

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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,…
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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…
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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,…
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November 13, 2020