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Healthy Living Updates

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May's Healthy Living Message is Be Physically Active

By VISN 20's Health Living Committee
Friday, May 22, 2020

Check out the newest Healthy Living Newsletter and find information and resources on staying healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Topics include:

  • Staying Active While Staying Safe
  • Food Insecurity
  • Your Mental Health
  • Sleep and Your Health
  • and more!

The VA Northwest Health Network has updated the Healthy Living Resource Guide. Use this guide to access online and phone app resources for a wide range of health topics from weight management, quitting tobacco, physical activity, mental health, women’s health, and so much more!

May’s Healthy Living Message is: Be Physically Active.

Healthy Living Message:

Local Resources

  • Check your facilities webpage for a local events calendar

Online / Phone App Resources:

  • Yoga Videos series that focus on whole health and chronic pain
  • Be Physically Activity quick whiteboard video
  • Get Fit for Life DVD for Veterans now on YouTube: aerobic, strength, balance, and stretching videos targeted to beginners.
  • Go4Life exercise guides and videos on strength, stretching, and balance for healthy aging

Additional Resources:

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COVID Coach Phone Application

COVID Coach

Covid Coach is a phone application for managing stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Designed for Veterans, Servicemembers, and anyone affected by the pandemic.

Features:

  • Learn ways to improve your well-being during this global pandemic
  • Use trackers for mental health and personal goals
  • Find tools for coping and self-care
  • Follow links to additional resources
Developed by the Mobile Mental Health Apps Team at the VA’s National Center for PTSD.

Learn more on the National Center for PTSD website.

You can also check out this webpage for more tips: Healthy Living During Stressful Times

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