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2022 It’s Time Texas Sweet Summer Habits Campaign

  It’s Time Texas is hosting a free, statewide Sweet Summer Habits Campaign to encourage all Texans to kick off summer on the right foot by practicing healthy habits. With a downloadable calendar full of healthy activities, virtual physical activity classes, telehealth coaching, and incentives for active participants, the focus…
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May 27, 2022

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2022 Collaborative Innovations for Community Health Grantees

It’s Time Texas’ mission is to empower Texans to lead healthier lives and build healthier communities. Our statewide organization brings people, communities, and organizations together to take action that supports health for all, now and generations to come. We believe that every Texan should have an equal opportunity to live…
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March 31, 2022

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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

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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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Community Challenge Hacks: Intern Edition

It’s Time Texas intern Jaelyn Valero shares how to get 800 points a day in the 2020 Community Challenge Over the past few weeks, our support inbox has received a lot of questions on how to be a tough competitor in the Community Challenge – especially when you’re working with…
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February 10, 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 you that the Mediterranean Diet is the best diet for…
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January 17, 2020

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Meet Our Summer Interns (and Apply for Fall)!

From coaching kids’ soccer to analyzing data, It’s Time Texas interns are working in some pretty interesting ways to transform health this summer. We’re excited for you to meet them! Lombardo Cuellar School: Texas State University Major: Health & Fitness Management Internship Position: Stronger Austin/ Stronger Austin Kids Why did…
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July 22, 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 Edgar Used Health Coaching to Control Diabetes

Edgar wanted to participate in health coaching to control diabetes, lose weight, and make a healthy lifestyle change. Since first calling the Living Healthier hotline in 2018, Edgar has faced some challenges in meeting his health goals. But he has overcome them by setting goals with his health coach and…
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June 18, 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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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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Meet Our Spring 2019 Interns!

We’ve got an amazing lineup of interns this spring, and we can’t wait for you to meet them!                 Name: Peyton Bertram It’s time to turn healthy goals into long term habits. Internship Position: Marketing and Social Media Intern School: University of Texas…
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March 7, 2019

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Community Engagement Matters

When it comes to building a stronger Austin, community engagement is key. – By Jose Rodriguez, Stronger Austin Intern, Spring 2019 Stronger Austin’s commitment to community engagement is in the mission statement of the It’s Time Texas program: “Driven by community input, Stronger Austin’s founding partners joined together with Austin…
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February 28, 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 her motivations for living healthier and the tools that help…
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February 20, 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 going strong. A year ago, Norma was looking for a…
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February 5, 2019