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What is Healthy Living Rochester? Healthy Living Rochester is a program aimed at improving the heart health of people who live in Olmsted County, Minnesota

Who is involved in Healthy Living Rochester? In 1999 an initiative was launched as Cardiovision 2020. From that beginning group of people, from varied backgrounds, have continued to carry out the activities initially laid out. A growing number of community partners have joined in the initiative and are helping to carry forward efforts to help make our community healthier. Thousands of people in our community have participated in healthy living activities since the program launched.

What are the vision, mission, and goals of Healthy Living Rochester?

Vision: The vision of Healthy Living Rochester is to help reduce the burden of heart disease in Olmsted County, Minnesota to the lowest levels in the country.

Mission: The mission underlying Healthy Living Rochester is to raise awareness about healthy lifestyles and treatments for heart-related conditions through promoting programs and providing tools that encourage healthy lifestyle habits and treatment of heart-related conditions. This includes promoting policies that support healthy lifestyles and promoting development of bike paths, community design, and similar structures that support healthy lifestyles. Continued feedback and monitoring the progress in our county will allow continued improvement in the program and evaluation as we work to have the healthiest hearts in the country.

Participant Goals
To help reduce the burden of heart disease and its associated burdens in Olmsted County, we recommend that following personal goals for participating individuals:

 

  1. Engage in 30-60 minutes of physical activity daily.
  2. East at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily.
  3. Live a tobacco free lifestyle.
  4. Maintain a healthy weight.
  5. For individuals with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes, make sure your condition is treated and controlled.
  6. If you have heart disease, see your doctor at least yearly and follow his/her prescribed treatments.