August 22, 2019
As summer ends and the school year begins, our schedules get crazy and eating healthy is not on our list of “to-do’s”. It is tempting to forgo healthy eating with quick and convenient fast food. Creating meal plans is a wonderful way to avoid meal time decision anxiety, keep on top of your healthy eating goals, and save money.
July 8, 2019
While July is filled with many opportunities for fun in the sun, it is important to remember to drink more water while enjoying Houston’s great outdoors. This month, we are placing a special focus on staying hydrated!
June 17, 2019
June is Men’s Health Month and we want to take this opportunity to focus on some healthy habits we can integrate into our health maintenance strategies. Being a responsible man means more than just taking out the trash or going to work, it’s also about taking care of ourselves so we can be there for those around us. Healthy men take deliberate steps to keep themselves that way.
May 13, 2019
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and National Bike Month. We’ll be highlighting the benefits of active living and physical activity in Houston all month long! Physical activity is beneficial for our minds and bodies. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week that gets the […]
April 5, 2019
The benefits of even small amounts of physical activity APRIL is National Minority Health Month, highlighting opportunities for active living and physical activities in minority communities in Houston and around the country. Regular physical activity is one of the most beneficial preventive activities an individual can do to protect and enhance their health. Lack of […]
February 27, 2019
By Krystal Paramo & Latreka Staten Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Diet and lifestyle have a significant impact on many of the risk factors for heart disease, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol and excess weight gain. As we conclude Heart Health month […]Posted In: Public Health
February 1, 2019
The IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge, presented by H-E-B, is a 8-week competition that galvanizes schools, businesses, organizations, community members and mayors to transform the health of your community. In 2019, the challenge starts January 7th and runs to March 3rd. Here is how it works: Step 1 Register online at: https://ittcommunitychallenge.com/ This earns […]
January 28, 2019
by Viany Montes, BHWP, CHES ®) It’s that time of the year again, the time for setting New Year’s resolutions and deciding how you want your year to be! There is one problem though – New Year’s resolutions never seem to stick – whether you want to save money or get in shape, people have […]