We’re proud to announce that we’re working with the Houston Health Department to help HOU win the IT’S TIME TEXAS #CommunityChallenge! Aligned with the #GlobalGoal of Good Health and Well-Being (SDG3), Houston’s participation in the challenge is part of the ongoing #GoHealthyHouston initiative supported by the office of Mayor Sylvester Turner:

From Houston Health Director Stephen L. Williams:

“When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, our motivation to keep on a healthier track can fade as the weeks pass. That’s why we at the Houston Health Department encourage you to participate in the 2019 IT’S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge. The statewide competition helps you create healthy habits while competing against other communities for bragging rights and grant money.

The Challenge runs January 7 to March 3, 2019 and it’s free to participate. Here’s how it works:

  1. Register at http://ittcommunitychallenge.com. This earns 500 points!
  2. Take healthy selfies whenever you’re eating healthy or participating in a physical activity — use the hashtag #CommunityChallengeHOU and #GoHealthyHouston so we can track it! You can upload seven selfies per day for 200 points each.
  3. Connect your FitBit and/or use the site’s fitness tracker to earn points throughout the day.
  4. Watch the living healthier video lesson and answer a few questions for 200 points.
  5. Host a community event for 250 points. It must be a free, public, fitness-focused event for the entire community to enjoy.

Your community leaders also play a huge role in the Challenge. Elected officials, school representatives, businesses and organizations can earn points by signing pledges and participating in other activities.

In addition to earning bragging rights over our fellow Texas cities, *the five winning communities will receive funds to put toward future health-related projects.*

Help us get Houston on the path to better health — grab a glass of water and sign up to get started!

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