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The 2022 Community Challenge Came at Just the Right Time for Theresa Schoultz

Theresa Schoultz, from San Antonio, Texas, is no newbie to the It’s Time Texas Community Challenge. An annual participant and supporter, the retired physical education teacher shared with It’s Time Texas that this year’s Community Challenge looked a little different for her, which is why she worked so hard to…
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July 8, 2022

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

5 Ways to Incorporate Healthy Eating Habits at Home

  We are going through some unprecedented times causing a lot of us spend more time and meals at our homes. This extra time spent at home can really influence our eating choices. For many of us coming up with 3 healthy meals a day can be a struggle, especially…
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January 22, 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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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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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 School Lunches It’s easier for parents to teach their children…
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August 12, 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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Keep Up The #CommunityChallenge Momentum: Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle Year-Round

The #CommunityChallenge is over, and over 25,000 Texans formed new healthy habits during the Challenge. From exercising more, eating healthier foods, to drinking more water you worked hard to transform health across Texas. Don’t let that hard work go to waste! Use the tips below to maintain a healthy lifestyle…
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March 6, 2019

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Swap The Sugar After Valentine’s Day

With February in full swing, people tend to fall into patterns of over indulgence when it comes to sugar. This Valentine’s Day, why not show a little love to the most important person in your life, yourself! Swap the sugar for a healthy and sweet treat. Our Living Healthier coaches…
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February 15, 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

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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 obligations, kids being out of school, growing to-do lists, meals…
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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 well as personal health advice. Could you please give a…
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August 9, 2018

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Stronger Austin Instructor Spotlight: Sekoya Waddy

Stronger Austin is activating the Austin community with one goal: health for all. We believe that every neighborhood in Austin should have easy access to health and wellness programs. One of the free exercise classes we offer is MixxedFit on Monday and Wednesday from 6 – 7 PM at the…
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July 26, 2018