Be Well Baytown: Putting Knowledge Into Action

Be Well Baytown Walking Club

Baytown, TX is the first stop in our free Building Healthier Communities workshop series for Texans seeking more effective ways to collaborate for community health. As the inaugural site for the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Be Well Communities initiative, it is also home to a comprehensive place-based strategy aimed at cancer prevention and control. Learn more about … Read More

One Student’s Mission to Build a Healthier Community

High school student and healthy ambassador Amy

As a high school student and Health Ambassador for a Ready Texas (HART), Amy Escalante is dedicated to helping her school community tap into a healthier lifestyle. So when her principal asked her to spread the word about the It’s Time Texas Community Challenge, she jumped at the opportunity. While getting students on board was no easy feat, she never … Read More

Keep Up The #CommunityChallenge Momentum: Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle Year-Round

Two teenage girls in black workout clothes stand in front of the mirror at a gym taking a selfie. one is flexing the muscles in her arms and the other has a hand on her hips.

The #CommunityChallenge is over, and over 25,000 Texans formed new healthy habits during the Challenge. From exercising more, eating healthier foods, to drinking more water you worked hard to transform health across Texas. Don’t let that hard work go to waste! Use the tips below to maintain a healthy lifestyle even after Community Challenge! Set New, S.M.A.R.T. Goals When you … Read More

Stories that Inspire: Why It’s Time to Invest in Yourself

Cassandra at the gym, performing squats on the squat rack.

Balancing a busy schedule as both a teacher and a mom, Cassandra is no stranger to the challenges of finding time to invest yourself.  Now in her second year of participating in the Community Challenge, she shares her motivations for living healthier and the tools that help her stay on track. What first inspired you to join the Community Challenge? … Read More

Ideas to Create a Healthy Community

A group of active people running outside in their community.

The #CommunityChallenge is about building a healthy community, but doesn’t work without the involvement of the hardworking people! You don’t have to be the mayor to engage the people around you, you just need to be passionate about practicing a healthy lifestyle. Here are some of the small ways that you can spread the message of the IT’S TIME TEXAS … Read More

Stories That Inspire: Meet Norma

A selfie of a woman in a purple tank top after working out.

In the latest post from the It’s Time Texas blog, two-time Community Challenge participant Norma of Pasadena, TX, shares what motivated her to get involved in the Challenge, her biggest obstacle along the way, and the attitude that keeps her going strong. A year ago, Norma was looking for a little motivation to get back on track with eating healthy … Read More