Why We’re Taking On Healthy

A simple search for the word “healthy” on Google typically returns over 1 billion results. Yes, billion! It seems that we are all hoping to achieve a state of “good health,” whether it’s physical, mental, spiritual or environmental. After all, it’s been said that if you have your health, you have everything. But how do we define health? We know it’s more than a number on a scale or how many miles we can run, and we spend hours and billions of dollars searching for the secrets to a happier, healthier life.

Why We’re Taking On Healthy
A Google search of the word “healthy” returns almost 2 billion results

Despite “healthy” being such a debated topic, a shocking revelation by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation in 2017 suggested that for the first time in more than 25 years, life expectancy for future generations had decreased.

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Unsettling, isn’t it?

At Health Plan of Nevada, we weren’t willing to just let this slip by unnoticed. With all the incredible breakthroughs in medicine, it seemed implausible that the positive trend of the last 25 years had come to an end. We needed to take a stand. After all, we’re talking about our children.

We needed to start a movement.

We knew we needed to do more. We needed to start a movement, one that could help defy statistics and change the course being paved for our children.

That’s why we’re “Taking On Healthy,” a crusade to engage, educate and entertain Nevadans while inspiring us all to be that change and reverse this alarming trend. Here at TakingOnHealthy.com, you will find late-breaking news in all areas of health: physical, mental, spiritual and environmental. We’ll be digging deeper into what it means to live a healthier lifestyle from all perspectives.

Here you can find emerging medical news, personal and inspirational stories, and innovative recipes from our test kitchens. We’ll feature ways to simplify your life as well as introduce you to some hidden gems to explore right here in Nevada.

Finally, we’ll keep close tabs on important health metrics and watch for real, positive change as people join the movement and start Taking On Healthy™.

We have spent years saying “I’ll start tomorrow.” Well, friends, TOMORROW IS HERE. We look forward to becoming your partner on the ever-evolving journey toward good health and bountiful happiness.

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