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Healthy living

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Here you will find information and community resources to stay healthy as you live and age.

  • Stay active — Modest regular physical activity helps maintain a healthy weight and manage or prevent health conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes. It also relieves the pain of arthritis, helps you feel better and reduces the risk of falling.
  • Eat healthy — Healthy foods can taste great and help prevent heart disease, some cancers, diabetes and osteoporosis.
  • Manage your health — It is important to get recommended health screenings, take your medications and manage ongoing health conditions.
  • Stay connected — Exercising your brain, volunteering and staying involved with friends and family are important to feeling good.

Planning Toolkit

Find information, resources and tools to help you start planning.

Successful programs for healthy living in Oregon

These programs are called "Evidence-Based" because each has been well-researched to show it really works. Communities across Oregon are using these programs. Many are available at little or no cost. Check to see which are available in your community.

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