Living Healthy Washington County

LHWCLogo_Horizontal_2019webLiving Healthy Washington County is part of the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership effort to address obesity and chronic disease. By working with communities, employers, schools and health care providers, the initiative strives to create and support policies and environments that make it easier for residents to incorporate healthy actions into their daily routines.

Living Healthy Washington County is making a positive difference across the community through better nutrition, more physical activity, and reduced tobacco use and exposure.

Early Detection

Almost every American family is in some way adversely affected by disease:
  • cancer 
  • heart disease 
  • high blood pressure 
  • diabetes 
  • osteoporosis  
  • arthritis
Chronic diseases are among the most prevalent, costly, and preventable of all health issues. Health screening and regular physical exams are an important part of preventive care, and early detection is the first step in treatment to save lives, reduce health care costs, and avoid disability or premature death.

Healthy Eating

What we eat has an impact on our health, both in how we feel today and our health risks over a lifetime. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring. There are many delicious and healthy foods to eat. Here are four easy nutrition tips to follow:
  • Avoid oversized portions.
  • Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables.
  • Choose whole grains at least half the time.
  • Drink water instead of sweetened beverages.

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Active Living
Being physically activity is one of the most important ways to improve overall health and fitness, and prevent chronic disease. The main thing is to be active for 30 minutes a day, in ways that you enjoy and can sustain over a lifetime. Walking, biking, skiing – whatever you choose, get started, be flexible, and have fun.

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Tobacco Cessation

Tobacco use is a true addiction, and the decision to quit is one that only you can make. Talk with your health care provider or check out the following resources. Some health plans also offer a variety of resources such as classes, support groups, quit lines, or individual counseling for members.

Resources for Quitting

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