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Exploring Ways to Practice Self-Care 
  Welcome to Week 3 of the It’s Time Texas Community Challenge—an exciting journey towards building healthier habits and embracing well-being. As your dedicated partners in this 8-week adventure, we’re here to delve deeper into the theme of self-care, offering…
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January 21, 2024

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Transform Your Health in 2024
A Guide to Successful New Year’s Resolutions through Accountability and Community Challenge. As we embark on a new year, the promise of a fresh start often leads us to set ambitious resolutions aimed at improving our lives. At It’s Time…
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January 4, 2024

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Forming healthy habits and setting goals that stick
  As we approach the end of the year, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the health goals we set for ourselves at the beginning of the year. Have you managed to stay on track, or have the challenges…
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December 28, 2023

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Family Health History Day: How Talking to Family Can Help Your Health
During the holidays, when families come together, is a great time to talk about something very important – your family’s health history. As a statewide public health nonprofit, we’re all about providing support and resources to improve health and wellness.…
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November 23, 2023

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Diabetes: Understanding the Risk, Prevalence, and Prevention 
Diabetes is a widespread health concern affecting millions of lives across the nation. In this blog, we’ll unravel the complexities of diabetes, its prevalence in Texas compared to the U.S., and the steps you can take to manage and prevent…
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November 2, 2023

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How to Change Your Life and Your Habits When Life Is Busy
Life can get seriously crazy, right? It’s easy for our healthy routines to go MIA when work, family, and other commitments are all competing for our attention.  Even when it feels like there’s no time left in the day, there…
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October 26, 2023

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Decoding Food Labels and Making Informed Choices!
As we embark on our health improvement journey, it’s essential to decipher the seemingly obscure language of food labels. Let’s unravel the truth behind common claims found on our favorite products: “All Natural”: While products labeled as “all-natural” can’t have…
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October 19, 2023

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10 Ways to Prioritize Your Health While Attending a Conference 
Conferences are exciting opportunities for learning and networking, but they can also make it challenging to maintain our healthy routines. As the Healthier Texas Summit approaches, we’re here with ten strategies to ensure you can make the most of the…
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October 2, 2023

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5 Tips for a Healthier Back to School, Texas Edition
*Written by our Lead Telehealth Coach, Natalie Richardson, sharing valuable insights on improving your health and wellness. Happy back-to-school days! With school back in session, you’re probably getting the hang of the school schedule and getting back in the routine,…
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September 25, 2023

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What is Chronic Kidney Disease and Are You at Risk?
You’ve likely heard of health risks like diabetes and high blood pressure, but what about chronic kidney disease? Most people are unaware of this disease, despite it being a common ailment. Approximately 37 million American adults—more than 1 in 7—have…
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March 2, 2020

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5 Tips on Creating a Healthy Relationship with Food in the New Year
By: Hawley Poinsett, MS, RDN, LD for Beef Loving Texans Everyday we are inundated with information about the best new way to get healthy or lose weight, but during the New Year it is simply overwhelming. One report may tell…
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January 17, 2020

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Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season
From family feasts to age-old traditions, the holidays give us a lot to look forward to. But they also bring their own set of challenges: too much food, too many parties, too much stress, and too little time. For those…
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December 16, 2019

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At 64, Lee Is Reinventing His Approach To Health
When you ask Lee what he’s into, you’ll soon find out it’s a lot. Born and raised in McAllen, Texas, Lee grew up fishing and water skiing along the Gulf Coast. As a teenager, he worked as a lifeguard, swimming…
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September 17, 2019

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Healthy School Lunches: What if a School Lunch is the Only Option?
This week, lead health coach at Living Healthier, Natalie is sharing some of her experiences with school lunches. Read on to learn more about Natalie’s tips for staying healthy no matter what’s for lunch! My Kid’s School Doesn’t Serve Healthy…
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August 12, 2019

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How Can Health Coaching Improve Men’s Health?
Did you know that men’s health is only 25% determined by genetics? Lifestyle choices can have a huge impact on overall health.  If you, or a man in your life, needs some help in committing to a healthy lifestyle, health…
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June 6, 2019