High-Fives for Health Nuts in Corvallis

 Xochitl and I spent the afternoon in Corvallis giving out dollar bills (and high-fives) to people we caught making healthy choices.

From drinking water to doing cartwheels, we looked for anyone participating in a healthy activity and handed them a dollar. We appreciated all those people who found ways to stay healthy and active, and were out there doing it.

After giving us a puzzled look, most people asked, “But why are you giving me a dollar?” We thought a dollar would be a fun way to reward people for taking care of their health, while making the point that becoming healthier people is something we can all do to bring down the cost of healthcare. Since these efforts can save healthcare money down the road, we wanted to share a sample of those savings.

We know we can’t catch everyone who makes healthy choices. (Seriously, we can’t catch up to some of you runners!) So whether you see us out there or not, give yourself a pat on the back for being proactive about your health. Those efforts you make every day to live a healthier lifestyle, no matter how small they may seem, are doing big things to improve our healthcare system in the long run.

So far, our team has visited Eugene, Springfield, Portland, and Corvallis, but we’re not done yet! We’ve got more dollars to hand out, and more ideas for how to reward all you go-getters.

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