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Kimberly Simpson: Communicating Health for Lancaster ISD

Lancaster ISD’s Chief of Communications Kimberly Simpson began promoting the It’s Time Texas Community Challenge years ago, when she was first in a coordinator position.  “It might’ve been about 2017. We were approached by the City of Lancaster and I was a coordinator at that time, so my boss, the…
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March 7, 2022

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Why We Celebrate Women’s History Month

In 1981 Women’s History Week was founded by the United States Congress, and in 1987, Congress officially announced the celebration of Women’s History for the full month of March. March is a time to recognize the many contributions women have made throughout history within the United States and to celebrate…
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March 1, 2022

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Self-Care, New Fashion that Suits You

Self Care, nueva moda que SI se te acomoda / Self-care, New Fashion that Suits You Seguramente has escuchado la palabra Self Care en algún lado, o quizá te ha tocado ver el hashtag #selfcare al lado de alguna fotografía de alguien que esta disfrutando de un masaje. Pero que…
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February 17, 2022

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Why is Stretching Important?

  Whether you step into the gym, go outside for a run, or head to a cycle class, an important component to getting a great workout in, is to always stretch before you start and after you finish your sweat session. For some reason, stretching is often times overlooked or…
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January 20, 2022

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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

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Traditions of Health: 12 Days of Self-Care

  For many, the holiday season means planning and taking care of others. We fill our days with our regular hustle and bustle, and our evenings wrapping, decorating, and cooking. However, the busyness of the holiday season leaves little time to slow down and take care of oneself.   During…
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December 16, 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” con todas las fotos de mis acciones saludables de estas…
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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 a doctor. This chronic disease can lead to illness, pain,…
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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 at different times of day for their best fit-selves. If…
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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 a challenge to figure out how to stay safe while…
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January 26, 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 our brand new Community Challenge App! The Community Challenge App…
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January 15, 2021

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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Community Challenge Talk: Meet Ten Inspiring Texans

Year after year, one of the things we love most about the Community Challenge is the incredible sense of camaraderie. When you’re working hard at something, it can help to know that you’re not alone in what you’re trying to accomplish. Here, participants in the 2020 Community Challenge talk about…
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February 18, 2020

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No-Heat Beef Lunch Box Ideas for Every Age

By: Jennifer Fisher, The Fit Fork, on behalf of Beef Loving Texans Back to school season means a return to the lunch making grind. Make it less of a chore and less of a bore with these tasty and practical ideas for No-Heat Beef Lunch Box Ideas for Every Age. Toddler…
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February 13, 2020