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#TastyTuesday Brighter Bites Cauliflower Ceviche

  The 2022 Community Challenge is in full swing! As we head into week two, our friends at Brighter Bites shared a delicious, low-cost, healthy recipe you can cook to enjoy this week. Check out below to see how to make your very own Cauliflower Ceviche, and post your healthy…
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January 8, 2022

Choose Healthier Partner Highlight: Central Texas Food Bank

The Central Texas Food Bank, the largest hunger-relief charity in Central Texas, is now one of Choose Healthier partners. We interviewed Angela Henry, Director of Community Health and Nutrition of the Central Texas Food Bank, to share her opinions as well as personal health advice. Could you please give a…
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August 9, 2018

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A Healthy Win to Celebrate Choose Healthier

What would you do with $500? Maybe take a road trip with your friends or family? What about groceries? Or even that gym membership that you’ve had on your list? The options are ENDLESS! To celebrate the expansion of our Choose Healthier app, we are giving away $500 to one…
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July 17, 2018

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Choose Healthier Community Champion Spotlight: Healthy Harlingen

The Choose Healthier website and app are now available in Harlingen, Texas thanks to our new partnership with Healthy Harlingen, an initiative of the Mayor’s Wellness Council. We know that the Rio Grande Valley region leads the state and nation in chronic preventable disease. Through our partnership, we will support…
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May 23, 2018

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Choose Healthier Partner Spotlight: Fort Worth Bike Sharing

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…
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April 20, 2018

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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…
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March 15, 2018

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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…
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February 21, 2018

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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…
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February 12, 2018

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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…
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January 16, 2018

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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…
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November 10, 2017

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Strength Through Movement: BAM Academy

Located here in Austin, Texas, Bridging All Movement (BAM) Academy is passionate about movement and fitness through the specialized disciplines of parkour, ballistic movements, and gymnastics. They are a proud partner of our Choose Healthier App, and this month we’re providing an inside-look at what makes this gym facility like…
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July 25, 2016

Choose Healthier Tip: Snacking Healthier!

Snacking is not a sin! When we snack right, we are able to better control overeating during meals. However, a lot of the snacks we crave (and that are marketed to us heavily,) are pretty sinful; full of unhealthy fats, sugar, and loads of salt. Replacing that bag of chips with a…
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March 24, 2016

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Choose Healthier Coach Tip: Resolutions You Can Stick With

You made your New Year’s resolutions, but they’re already slipping?  It’s usually around this time that we start slipping on our resolutions. Life hits us with busyness and that sense of gusto we experienced two weeks ago morphs into mid-January guilt. If you’re like me, the New Year always starts off with…
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January 20, 2016

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Building a Mayor’s Fitness Council in Harlingen, TX!

Texas is now the 11th most obese state in the nation. That’s one high ranking we aren’t too proud of. Our state faces a great challenge in terms of size, but it also boasts unmatched state pride, brilliant innovators, and one of the strongest economies in the nation. We at IT’S TIME TEXAS…
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December 15, 2015

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Provider Spotlight: Urban Roots

Urban Roots Farm Director Lea Scott was happy to chat with me, but she certainly didn’t stop to talk. She kept moving, heaving bags of soil, filling buckets with water, preparing for the day’s volunteer group. The Urban Roots farm nestled in East Austin has been in operation for nine years,…
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October 16, 2015