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November 30, 2023

Embrace Winter Wellness: A Guide to Thriving in the Cold Season


As the chill of winter sets in, maintaining our health and wellness becomes more crucial than ever. At It’s Time Texas, we understand the importance of preventive care and health access, especially during the colder months. Join us on a journey to discover how you can not only survive but thrive this winter with our services designed to make health and wellness accessible to all Texans.

Winter Wellness Tips for a Strong Immune System:

1. Limit Caffeine and Sugar:

Excessive caffeine and sugar intake can hurt your immune system. Instead, opt to balance your beverages with herbal teas and natural sweeteners to keep your energy levels up without compromising your health.

2. Stay Hydrated:

Cold weather can be deceptively dehydrating. Keep your immune system in top shape by staying properly hydrated. Water, herbal teas, and broths are excellent choices to help combat winter dryness.

3. Get Your Flu Vaccine:

Protect yourself and others by getting the flu vaccine. In addition to preventing the flu, it helps reduce the overall burden on your immune system, leaving it better equipped to handle other challenges.

4. Eat Nourishing Vegetables and Meals:

A well-balanced diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains provides essential nutrients that support a robust immune system. Include immune-boosting foods like citrus fruits, leafy greens, and colorful vegetables in your meals.

5. Prioritize Sleep:

A good night’s sleep is crucial for overall health, including immune function. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night to allow your body the time it needs to rest and rejuvenate.

Ways to Boost Your Wellness this Winter:

1. Stronger Texas Virtual Free Exercise and Nutrition Classes:

Winter often tempts us to hibernate, but staying active is key to a healthy lifestyle. Our Stronger Texas classes offer virtual exercise and nutrition classes for free. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or a beginner, our classes cater to all health levels.

2. Free Virtual Telehealth Coaching:

At It’s Time Texas, we believe in the power of personalized guidance. Our free virtual telehealth coaching provides you with the support and information you need to make informed health choices.

3. Community Challenge: 8-Week Statewide Health Competition:

Embark on a journey to better health with our Community Challenge. Starting in January, this 8-week statewide health competition is open to all Texans, regardless of their current health level. Register now to secure your spot and kickstart the new year with a commitment to your well-being.

This winter, let’s prioritize our health and well-being together. At It’s Time Texas, \ we are committed to reducing the risk of preventable diseases and increasing health access for all Texans. Join us in our Stronger Texas virtual free exercise and nutrition classes, take advantage of our free virtual telehealth coaching, and gear up for the Community Challenge—an 8-week statewide health competition starting in January.

Your journey to winter wellness begins now. Register and sign up for our programs to make this season one of health, happiness, and community. Together, let’s build a stronger and healthier Texas.

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