Outdoor Recreation – There’s a Map for That!

Imagine if there was a map that included all the outdoor recreation amenities and trails in Tillamook County. How cool would it be to have a convenient way to find places to hike, ride, paddle, bike and bird watch within minutes from where you live? Thanks to a partnership between Tillamook County Wellness (TCW), Visit […]

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Grape & Cucumber Salad

Photo & Recipe Source: FoodHero.org   Number of servings: 8 Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 20 minutes   Ingredients:   3 cups grapes, cut in half or quarters 3 cups sliced cucumber 1⁄4 cup thinly sliced green onion DRESSING 1⁄4 cup vinegar 1 teaspoon oil 2 teaspoons brown sugar 3⁄4 teaspoon salt 1⁄4 […]

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Walk More and Live Well

         “Above all, do not lose your desire to walk: Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness; I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.” – Soren Kierkegaard […]

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Cajun Yogurt Remoulade

Recipe courtesy of National Dairy Council Ambassador Andrew Dole, MS, RDN, CSSD, CEC, USAT Photo source: Dairygood.org   Try this tasty twist instead of tartar sauce on fish, crab cakes, sandwiches and even fried green tomatoes.   Ingredients:   1 cup 2% or whole fat plain Greek yogurt 1 teaspoon sweet paprika 1 tablespoon finely […]

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Jumpstart Your Healthy Habits!

  When is the last time you thought about your health goals? Whether it was last week, last month, or even last year, now is the time to revisit those goals and jumpstart healthy habits that you may have put on hold. Getting back into a routine after time off might seem overwhelming at first, […]

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Bell Pepper Salad

Recipe & Photo Source: Foodhero.org Number of servings: 6   Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 5 minutes   Ingredients: 4 bell peppers 1⁄2 medium onion 2 1⁄2 Tablespoons vinegar 1 Tablespoon oil 1⁄8 teaspoon salt and pepper Directions:  Wash bell peppers and remove tops and seeds. Cut into ¼-inch thick strips. Peel onion […]

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What Drives Health?

We have seen many news media reports in recent months referencing the topics of underlying health conditions and health disparities. Factors underlying these issues are varied, complex and heavily intertwined. Tillamook County Wellness uses data and best practices to influence those factors in ways that lead to improved health for all people, especially those with […]

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Team Explores Ways to Enhance Community & Economic Vitality in Tillamook County

AUTHOR: Katie Allen, 304-876-7925, The Conservation Fund kallen@conservationfund.org Local representatives earn opportunity to participate in a national course on Balancing Nature and Commerce in Rural Communities and Landscapes   Tillamook, OR – Earlier this year, a team from Tillamook County participated in a three-day course designed especially for rural communities seeking to capitalize on their natural […]

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“More than a Gym” Tillamook YMCA Gradually Reopens

AUTHOR : Kaylan Sisco, CEO/Executive Director Tillamook County Family YMCA Wellness means so much more than physical fitness. In fact, “More than a gym” has been the Y’s tag line since 2010.  A phrase that was never more appropriate than over the past 12 weeks. While the doors were closed, our hearts, eyes and ears were […]

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Health, Well-Being and the Outdoors

AUTHOR: Ginny Gabel, RN, Community Wellness Education, Adventist Health Tillamook As stay-at-home restrictions begin to lift and the weather changes, people are ready to get outside. This reprint from a previous article on the health impacts of being outdoors gives us one more reason to celebrate where we live. Just remember to follow current guidelines […]

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