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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Thank You!

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Thank you so much for a year full of healthy ideas! For everyone who shared, read, and supported MillionIdeas.org in 2013, we sincerely thank you.

Have a safe and healthy 2014!

3,215 Healthy Ideas From You!

It started as a simple experiment; we hit the road and asked people to “share your healthy ideas.” The results have been staggering! Here’s a collage that represents just a fraction of the ideas we’ve received in 2013:

Share your ideas collage

We took the “Share Your Ideas” concept to 17 different community events in Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Thanks to the thousands of generous, healthy-minded people we met along the way, we compiled 3,215 ideas for living a healthy life. If that sounds like an exact figure, it’s because it is. We read and tracked every idea. We’ve used them as a guide for wellness posts on MillionIdeas.org, and have used them to steer our social media content and our community outreach efforts. Basically, you told us what’s important, so we’re using our resources to follow your lead.

For every idea you gave us, we’re going to donate $1 to a non-profit called Veggie U (more information about Veggie U here: Veggie U: Growing (and Eating) Vegetables in Classrooms). That means we’re putting $3,215 toward the purchase of kits, soil, seeds, grow lights, and everything 4th graders will need to grow vegetables in their classrooms. So from all of us, thank you. It’s been absolutely inspiring!

As always, if you have healthy ideas you’d like to share with the world, post it at: MillionIdeas.org/Share-Your-Ideas. We’d love to keep the healthy idea train rolling!