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Do You Even Market Your Wellness Program?

By David Whitt, Employee Wellness Manager, City of San Antonio You spent hours upon hours researching biometric and claims data. You identified the type of programming needed to address your organization’s top health claims. You worked overtime designing or partnering with vendors to address those identified needs with appropriate wellness…
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June 13, 2017

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Learning to Ride at 25: An Adult Bike Lesson Success Story

By Caroline Fothergill, IT’S TIME TEXAS Marketing & Communications Manager   If you’re one of the lucky ones who learned how to ride a bike as a small child by simply taking off one day, or via the age old push-em-down-the-hill method, you’ve likely used the analogy “it’s like learning…
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April 18, 2017

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Collaborating for Community Health in the Rio Grande Valley: Part 1

We hit the ground running in the Rio Grande Valley in early 2017 on a mission to make healthy easier for its residents by expanding and promoting our offerings to the area. Our Regional Coordinator Cindy Salazar-Collier is taking the lead to integrate our programs into the community! “Obesity, Type…
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April 12, 2017

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Make May 1st-7th the Healthiest Week of Your Year!

Mark your calendars! May 1st-7th is going to be the healthiest week of the year in Texas. Healthy Texas Week, presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, is a week-long celebration of healthy living and healthy communities in the Lone Star State. Throughout the week, we want you…
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April 6, 2017

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National Nutrition Month: 3 Tips for Mindful Eating!

Many of us are used to eating our meals as quickly as possible so we can get back to work, school, or other activities. IT’S TIME to change our mindsets! Make your meals a priority in your day as a time to unwind, clear your mind, and nourish your body.…
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March 17, 2017

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Stay Hydrated with Mobile Apps!

  If you are looking for a way  these apps are for you! There are many ways to track your water intake, but mobile apps are great for those who love technology! Aqualert (iTunes & Google Play) Aqualert tracks your daily water intake based on your gender, weight, and activity…
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March 15, 2017

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Give Your Valentine the Gift of Health!

Flowers, cards and gifts are great ways to show we care, but how can we make a lasting impact on the lives of our loved ones? Try these three tips to help your friends, family and significant others each day as they strive to reach their health goals. Help Them…
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February 14, 2017

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Meet, Beth! An IT’S TIME TEXAS Employee With a Personal Success Story

Beth Michel joined the IT’S TIME TEXAS team in 2016 as our events & initiatives coordinator. She won us over with her spunky energy, great style, and attention to detail, and we were blown away by her personal success story. Here’s a bit about Beth and how she’s managed to…
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February 8, 2017

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Why You Shouldn’t Gain Weight Over the Break and Resolve to Lose it in the New Year

In the US, there’s one annual tradition that we all embrace, often without meaning to and without realizing the toll it can take on our health. Starting around the end of October and going all the way into the new year, studies have shown something happens to our collective diets:…
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December 12, 2016

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Our Tips to Have a Healthy Holiday Season!

The holiday season has arrived, and with it comes the chance to eat lots of high-calorie treats and do lots of lounging. Everybody likes to indulge, especially this time of year, but the greatest gift you can give yourself is to stay on track with your health goals! Healthy Holiday…
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December 1, 2016

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How Can We Be Both? The Hunger Obesity Paradox Explained

An seemingly contradictory phenomenon has taken hold in the US: the simultaneous prevalence of obesity and hunger in our population, especially among low-income Americans. How is it possible that we have large groups of people who are both hungry and overweight? Many studies have attempted to answer this question and the results have…
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November 16, 2016

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Tips to Have a Healthy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is usually focused on two things: giving thanks, and eating a whole lot, but Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be all about stuffing yourself! Here are ideas for you, your family, and friends can have a tasty Thanksgiving while getting active and staying healthy: Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes:  Healthy Turkey Trays–…
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November 4, 2016

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How to Have a Healthy and Happy Halloween!

  Halloween is just around the corner, which means we’ll soon be inundated with more sugary sweets and treats than we’ll know what to do with. But Halloween doesn’t have to be all about candy. Here are some tips and ideas to keep your Halloween happy AND healthy! Trick-or Treating Tips: Ration…
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October 25, 2016

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Creating a Self Care Routine on a Budget!

When we think about self-care we often think about paying for a service like a massage. Unfortunately, not everyone has the luxury of getting professional massages on a regular basis. Also, we often don’t think about the other areas of our lives that need our attention, such as our mind…
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October 13, 2016

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The Cost of Tobacco Use in Texas

The danger of tobacco use is by no means news to anybody nowadays, and yet it remains the #1 cause of preventable death in Texas. In Travis county alone, tobacco related causes accounted for 785 preventable deaths in 2013, more than alcohol, suicide, motor vehicle accidents, homicide, crack, heroin, cocaine,…
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September 7, 2016