5 Positive Steps for Men’s Health

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.

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Move in May!

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 […]

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U.S. Conference of Mayors National Recognition Award

The City of Houston Health Department was awarded a 2nd Place National Recognition Award for childhood obesity prevention at the 2018 U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM). Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner accepted the $25,000 award at the conference ceremony on January 25, 2018 in Washington D.C. The Houston Health Department will be able to expand the […]

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Spotlight on Houston’s Local Farmers

In honor of National Farmers’ Market Week, Go Healthy Houston is highlighting the farmers that make Get Moving Houston Farmers’ Market such a great success. We’d like to introduce you to Mr. Jim Hanka, who has been providing locally, grown produce to Houston communities since the early days of the market’s inception.

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Let’s Move! Outside and volunteer with the Community

Mayor Sylvester Turner announces in an exciting new press release Houston’s drive to promote healthy living and activity with Let’s Move! Outside. City and Government officials join the kids from Houston’s YMCA in this community effort.

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Bill Baun – Through Well and Hell

Bill Baun is the wellness officer at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has been working in corporate wellness since its earliest days, and despite his own battle against cancer, his input continues to shape the wellness field today.

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Houston Chronicle highlights SSHTX participants

It was a beautiful day this past October 4th, blue skies and fluffy white clouds as far as the eye can see. Houstonians put their best foot forward as they ran, walked, and cycled up and down Washington avenue enjoying the first Cigna Sunday Streets of the fall season. You can tell how big Sunday […]

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BOSTON, COLUMBUS, DETROIT, INDY, MINNEAPOLIS, HOUSTON, DENVER & SEATTLE ALL UNVEIL PROTECTED LANES

Michael Andersen, Green Lane Project staff writer Shelby Street in Indianapolis is a model for that city’s two latest protected-lane projects. Spring is three weeks away, and that means it’s time for one of American cities’ newest rituals: announcing the year’s protected bike lane construction plans. Every few days over the last month, another U.S. […]

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City to get dedicated bike lane downtown

Houston Chronicle Houston may get its first dedicated, on-street bike lane as early as October, as city officials prepare to convert one lane of Lamar Street downtown to a two-way cycling route connecting the popular Buffalo Bayou trails west of downtown to Discovery Green and points east. The nearly three-quarter-mile path, from the edge of […]

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An oasis to bloom in a Houston food desert

Houston Chronicle When John Vuong lived in a Houston apartment in 1979 at age 17 after escaping from Vietnam, he had to walk more than a mile to the nearest grocery store. On Monday, he and city officials ceremonially broke ground on Pyburn’s Farm Fresh Foods, a supermarket the Vuong family will own and operate […]

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