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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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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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Celebrating Health, Creating Memories
As the holiday season approaches, It’s Time Texas eagerly anticipates Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to generosity. Our statewide nonprofit health organization, committed to diminishing the risk of preventable diseases and enhancing health access in Texas, invites you to…
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November 27, 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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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…
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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…
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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”…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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April 9, 2019