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5 Tips to Move Resolutions to Reality
By Tracy Walker, Sr. Director of Marketing & Events at IT’S TIME TEXAS I have to be honest, the ‘r’ word has haunted me for a very long time. There have been years where I’ve set the bar so high…
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December 28, 2017

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7 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but the holiday doesn’t mean you have to give up on good health! Check out these 7 tips to enjoy a healthier Thanksgiving without taking away the flavor and fun. Eat Breakfast It’s the…
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November 19, 2017

How to Have a Happy & Healthy Halloween
Halloween is filled with costumes, trick-or-treating, and of endless amounts of candy. Unfortunately, over the years, a few pieces of candy have increased to eating hundreds in only one night. With this in mind, it is our mission to help…
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October 30, 2017

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No Better Time Than Now
By: Lauren Leining, Student, The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston I consider myself a late bloomer. Coming from a small, homogeneous town and as a first-generation college student, I feared pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone. College…
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September 27, 2017

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Shop Smart at the Farmers’ Market!
The farmers’ market can be intimidating and a little overwhelming at first. What is in season? Can I bring my dog or children? Do I have to pay in cash? Can I use SNAP benefits to buy food from vendors?…
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September 7, 2017

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Back-to-School: Give Kids a Healthy Start
It’s that time of the year again!  The hot, lazy days of summer are coming to an end, and the days of backpacks, homework, and extracurricular activities have arrived. Starting a new academic year is exciting for students, parents, and…
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August 25, 2017

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Partnerships are the Solution for Improving Children’s Fitness and Health
Written by Dr. Jeremy Lyon, president of Cooper Youth, The Cooper Institute When it comes to our efforts to improve health outcomes in children, we live in a profoundly complex world.  A world of contradictory and endless messages about body image,…
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August 15, 2017

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Six Competencies that Support Human Resilience
Written by Dr. Mary Faria, COO/Vice President, Seton Southwest Hospital In Life, why do some people cope and others do not? Is it truly a more stressful work or home context that leads to more stressed people? Why do some people…
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July 31, 2017

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Tips & Tricks for the Perfect Healthy Picnic!
For most people, the idea of a picnic sounds absolutely perfect: relaxing outside on a comfortable blanket with a huge basket of fresh snacks and a mouth-watering meal. However, without much preparation, picnics can just end up being soggy sandwiches,…
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July 20, 2017

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The Got Milk? Campaign & Effective Health Communication
By Dr. Mike Mackert, Director of the University of Texas at Austin Center for Health Communication I’ve been working in health communication research and practice for more than 15 years, and I now serve as the Director of the University…
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July 13, 2017

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But Wait! There’s More of the Great Outdoors
Great Outdoors Month doesn’t have to end in June. Texas has it all when it comes to fun, healthy, and affordable activities to enjoy outdoors. These top summer adventures can be done with friends, family, or even your pet! 1) Paddle…
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June 29, 2017

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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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April 6, 2017