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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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October 16, 2015

Choose Healthier September Coach Tip!
Start by pepping up your oatmeal or cereal with banana and a pinch of cinnamon, or adding berries to a cup of fat-free yogurt for breakfast. Fruit and veggie smoothies are another great option! Then, add some crunch to your lunch!…
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September 23, 2015

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Provider Spotlight: Foodie Kids!
Are you one of many adults who suffer from a serious cooking phobia? Barbara Beery, a local author and entrepreneur, thinks the answer is getting us all cooking earlier in life! Barbara founded Foodie Kids 25 years ago, out of a passion for cooking…
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September 18, 2015

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Provider Spotlight: Yoga Con Amor!
Born and raised in Puerto Rico and ten years an Austinite, Eliz Perez transitioned from a career in personal training and fitness to a life of studying and teaching yoga, and her life changed forever. Eliz opened Yoga Con Amor in North…
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September 4, 2015

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Provider Spotlight: Fight Club!
Rocky Balboa has nothing on Fight Club. A few of our Street Team members visited Fight Club (located on Rio Grande and 23rd Street in the West Campus area) to try out a class: an hour-long course focusing on boxing, kickboxing,…
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August 28, 2015

Choose Healthier Coach Tip: School Lunches!
If fresh fruits and veggies put a pinch on your wallet, try a trip through the grocery store’s frozen section! These items last much longer than fresh produce, and they often cost a good deal less. If you’re careful, you…
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August 24, 2015