Healthy Life Years (HLY)

Healthy LifeCeliac disease is a severe genetic autoimmune disorder, based on the Celiac Illness Foundation, where the ingestion of gluten results in damage within the small gut. When it comes to healthy eating, there is an overwhelming array of theories, diet books and online information about what to eat – which is often conflicting. Although the research is still ongoing and developing, what the experts all agree on is that our diets are too high in sugar, our portions are too big and we should eat a variety of whole natural foods.

Real change to community health improvement and lifestyles will be driven by a collaborative commitment to high ideals and sustainability. PacificSource has the opportunity to collaborate and partner with individuals, organizations and other key stakeholders to support and create meaningful change in the communities we serve.

Eating healthy food can lower your risk of developing health problems, help manage health problems like heart disease and diabetes, and also make you feel good. Healthy eating might help your asthma. Regular physical activity is important for the healthy growth, development and well-being of children and young people.

PacificSource Healthy Life has committed over $4 million in funding toward a community health initiative for Oregonians. In partnership with the University of Oregon and Oregon State University, PacificSource will fund wellness research, healthy campus initiatives, and a Civil War Series sponsorship as a platform for community outreach.

Admittedly, some benefits may come from weight-loss. Earlier trials from Calerie had included people that were obese as well as those with a healthy body mass index (BMI) of 25 or below, and slimming down would have certainly improved the welfare of the heavier participants. One thing that’s been very clear for a long time is that being overweight or obese is bad for you,” says Roberts. Diseases and disorders previously thought to be age-associated diseases are now popping up in the obese population, she adds.