Activate Lewis County


What We Do

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Our community-led initiatives are so effective because we create lasting impact by changing the environment in which people live, work, and play. Creating a healthier environment is the foundation to reducing healthcare claims and costs, increasing workforce productivity, and changing the culture of well-being in the community.  Becoming a Blue Zones community is a three-phase process, and Phase II of Blue Zones Activate begins the foundational work of improving food policy and built environment policies immediately.

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Blue Zones engages individual community members through online health and well-being assessments, the True Vitality® Test and True Happiness® Test, and an interactive Blue Zones® Life Challenge. All are available for free to all community members as part of the program. These customized online tools are designed to help raise individual awareness surrounding personal health and well-being, with the goal of increasing overall life expectancy.

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Shawna Herriford is the local Lewis County Activate Director. Over the course of the Blue Zones Activate initiative, she will work with local leaders, the local steering committee, and Blue Zones experts to develop built environment and food policy strategies that will improve the health of everyone in Lewis County.

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Lewis County Blue Zones Centralia Walking Group

Date: Every Monday, starting March 11, 2024

Time: 9:30AM

Location: Blue Zones Activate Lewis County Office (115 W. Maple Street, Centralia, WA 98531)

Join us for the Blue Zones Activate Lewis County Centralia Walking Group!


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Join the movement that will make healthy choices easier in Central Western Washington. Together, we can make our community a healthier, happier place to live, work, and play.

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Using evidence-based lessons of longevity from the blue zones, we optimize the Life Radius, where we live, work, learn, and play.


Life Radius

Blue Zones Activate focuses on optimizing the Life Radius or the area close to home where we spend 90 percent of our lives.

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Residents of the original blue zones regions live in very different parts of the world. Yet they have nine commonalities that lead to longer, healthier lives.

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The Blue Zones Project Approach

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