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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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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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March 24, 2019

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Time to Invest in Your Health
Balancing a busy schedule as both a teacher and a mom, Cassandra is no stranger to the challenges of putting aside time to invest in your health.  Now in her second year of participating in the Community Challenge, she shares…
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February 20, 2019

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Healthier Valentine’s Day Ideas
Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day yet? Is one of your plans to show yourself some love? By making some simple changes you can commit to a healthier Valentine’s Day and a healthier you! Keep reading to get some…
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February 6, 2019

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Stories That Inspire: Meet Norma
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…
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February 5, 2019

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The Twelve Days of Stress-Free Holiday Living
It’s that time of year again! Soon our streets will be decorated with glimmering lights and our homes will fill with the aromas of sweet vanilla and warm cider. This time of year, you might feel overwhelmed with end-of-year work…
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November 20, 2018

Choose Healthier Partner Highlight: Central Texas Food Bank
The Central Texas Food Bank, the largest hunger-relief charity in Central Texas, is now one of Choose Healthier partners. We interviewed Angela Henry, Director of Community Health and Nutrition of the Central Texas Food Bank, to share her opinions as…
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August 9, 2018

Keeping Up With Your Resolutions
Can you believe we are officially halfway through the year? It seems like yesterday we were setting our annual health goals and now, according to studies, most of us are asking ourselves – what goals? We get it. For so…
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June 28, 2018