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A New Funding Opportunity: Collaborative Innovations for Community Health

Health disparities are a painful reality across the state and a direct result of unfair policies and structures. It’s well past time for taking direct efforts to rebuild a more equitable world. It’s Time Texas (ITT), in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX), presents Collaborative Innovations…
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March 29, 2021

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5 Tips to Build a Healthier Grocery List

  Spending more time at home has led to eating more meals and more snacks at your own kitchen table. There are days when it doesn’t seem like there’s a healthy food left in the house, or cooking a healthy meal seems like too much of a commitment after a…
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March 18, 2021

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Registro de actividades saludables

Estamos en la recta final del Community Challenge y siento que no estoy lista para dejar de registrar todas las actividades saludables que realizo durante el día, mentiría si dijera que no disfruto ver mi lista de “My reported activity” con todas las fotos de mis acciones saludables de estas…
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February 24, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Diabetes

  Did you know over of 2,323,220 Texans suffer from diabetes? This means about 12.2% of adults across the state have this chronic disease. Additionally, approximately 23.8% of people who have diabetes were not aware of it prior to seeing a doctor. This chronic disease can lead to illness, pain,…
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February 5, 2021

Physical Activity Lowers Blood Sugar After Meals

Have you ever stopped and wondered what the optimal timing was for your meals and workouts? There have been hundreds of studies done on this topic, and some people (whether or not they are diabetic) swear by eating and moving at different times of day for their best fit-selves. If…
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February 5, 2021

Healthy actions build healthy habits in the new year

  As we look forward to a new year, we hope to take a moment and reflect on our 2020, and hold space to process personal losses, injustices witnessed, lessons learned, and even the impacts the pandemic has had on our everyday lives. At It’s Time Texas, we will persevere…
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January 6, 2021

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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 chronic kidney disease, putting their health at risk. Furthermore, 9…
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March 2, 2020

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Community Challenge Talk: Meet Ten Inspiring Texans

Year after year, one of the things we love most about the Community Challenge is the incredible sense of camaraderie. When you’re working hard at something, it can help to know that you’re not alone in what you’re trying to accomplish. Here, participants in the 2020 Community Challenge talk about…
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February 18, 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 of us who struggle to stay on a healthy track…
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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 extra miles just for fun. A science teacher, scuba diver,…
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September 17, 2019

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The Journey that Led to Now: A Conversation with Founder Baker Harrell and Incoming CEO Amy McGeady

In July of 2019, It’s Time Texas Founder Baker Harrell welcomed Amy McGeady, who came on board as the organization’s Chief Strategy Officer in 2016, to her new position as CEO. What’s in store for Baker as he transitions from CEO to a new role as Founder? And how is…
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July 5, 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 coaching may help. Keep reading to learn more about how…
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June 6, 2019

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Championing Health in New Braunfels, Texas: An Interview with Micaeli Smith

As the Physical Education, Health & Wellness Coordinator for Comal ISD, Micaeli Smith supports coordinated school health and other wellness initiatives in her city of New Braunfels. A tireless health advocate and user of the Build Healthier suite of tools, she’s leading the charge to start a local Mayor’s Health…
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May 17, 2019

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Commit to Health During the Healthiest Week of the Year!

Healthy Texas Week is coming April 29th – May 5th. Texans will be shopping for healthy foods, sweating more, and sharing their healthy activities on social media! Keep reading to discover how others have gotten involved in Healthy Texas Week in past years, and how you can involve your family…
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April 9, 2019

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Testing Tips for Educators to Help Students Succeed!

Standardized testing season is upon us. Students, and teachers, will be put to the test when their grade level takes the STAAR test, or State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness. This can be a time of anxiety for everyone in the classroom, so we’ve provided some healthy STAAR testing…
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March 24, 2019