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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
THE HOUSTON ACTIVE LIVING PLAN officially launched at the June Go Healthy Houston taskforce meeting on June 14, 2017 in Houston, Texas. The Plan is the culmination of a yearlong effort engaging with multi-sectoral partners to develop strategies to increase active living opportunities for all Houstonians. Nearly 40 stakeholders representing various sectors, from the Houston […]