Meal Planning & A Healthier You

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.

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BEAT THE HEAT – Drink Up Houston

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!

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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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ACTIVE & HEALTHY APRIL

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 […]

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Eating for a Healthy Heart, This Month, and Beyond

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 […]

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IT’S TIME TEXAS COMMUNITY CHALLENGE – HOUSTON Houston Has What It Takes to Win!

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 […]

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NEW YEAR, NEW HOU | Setting SMART Goals for Your Journey to a Healthier You

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 […]

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Have a Healthy & Safe Holiday!

The U.S has one of the safest food supplies in the world.

However, disease-causing bacteria can contaminate food, causing illnesses also known as “food poisoning”.

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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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Cigna Sunday Streets Thanks Local First Responders and Public Servants Post-Harvey

Cigna Sunday Streets kicked off its 2017 Fall Series by returning to the popular Washington Avenue neighborhood on Sunday October 1st and it did not disappoint!

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