Sharing Healthy Ideas at Women 4 Wellness

“Bowl of oatmeal and lots of water every day”

“Balanced eating, no extremes and exercise”

“Daily kisses”

“Play with grandkids”

“Walk for a half an hour or more a day”

“Dancing in my office”

“Eat veggies”

W4W-web-logosmaller-e1389223735811The women of the Flathead Indian Reservation and Lake County had plenty of ideas on how to live a healthier life and shared them with us at the 6th annual Women 4 Wellness in Pablo, MT. PacificSource joined with more than 90 vendors for the annual health fair for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. This fair improves the health of the area women through preventative education, health promotion, and 13 different free screenings and tests.  We were excited to participate this year and brought a “Share Your Healthy Ideas” banner. We asked people to share their ideas for living a healthy life and were inspired by the abundance of great ideas. Check out the snapshots from the event:

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Let’s Rock the Races!

Pete the PacificSource monkey modeling the free hat kids earn after participating in two races.

Pete the PacificSource monkey modeling the free hat kids earn after participating in two races.

This spring and summer, kids and seniors in Bend, OR have been busy walking, jogging and running through the PacificSource Rock the Races program. We’ve been giving away free entries to a series of kids’ fun runs and 5K races as a way to promote healthy lifestyles and we’ve had a great response so far! We kicked off the season early with the Little Snow Warriors Run at Winter Fest in February. Next, there was a great turn out at the Little Fry Run and 5K at the Salmon Run in early May. (Check out the pictures below.) And this holiday weekend, seniors and kids will be rocking the Happy Girls 5K and Happy Little Kids Run at Riverbend Park.

Inspired? Want to get involved? We’ll be giving away 50 kid registrations at three more fun runs and 25 senior registrations at two more 5K races. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the registration code.

Kids Rock the Races Seniors Rock the Races
Little Snow Warriors at Winterfest: February 15 n/a
Little Fry Run at the Salmon Run: May 3 Salmon Run 5K: May 3
Happy Little Kids Run at Happy Girls Half Marathon, 10K & 5K: May 24 Happy Girls 5K: May 25
Little Hopper Root Beer Run at the Bite of Bend: June 28 Bite of Bend 5K: June 29
Balloon Blast at Balloons over Bend Children’s Festival: July 19 n/a
Kids Splash ‘n Dash at Deschutes Dash: July 27 Deschutes Dash 5K: July 27

 

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Boise Bike Week

May is National Bike Month and guest blogger Amanda spent Boise Bike Week exploring the City of Trees on her bicycle asking people why they like to get out on two wheels.  Check out her video!

What motivates you to get out and bike?