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Live Well

Living well is being well. We think good health happens around the clock, not just in a doctor’s office. So do the 4.4 million of our members who used our online and mobile tools to manage their health anytime, anywhere.

Here are some tips and inspiration we’ve put together for you:

Featured Articles

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Interview

Are e-cigarettes a safe way to kick the habit?

Shocked to see everyone from celebrities to news show pundits lighting up on the air recently? Not too long ago, it seemed…Read Article >

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Nutrition

A closer look at celiac disease and gluten sensitivity

What you need to know about celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. If you and gluten just don’t “jive,” you can rRead Article >

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Education

Child safety: Preventing drowning

Did you know? An infant or child can drown in as little as one inch (2.5 cm) of water or another type…Read Article >

Latest Articles

  • APR 16, 2019

    Portland Sunday Parkways — a Prescription to Thrive

    Portland Sunday Parkways, presented by Kaiser Permanente, hits the streets of Portland each year from May to September to promote civic pride, support local businesses, and encourage people-powered modes of transportation. We invite you to thrive with us and with your Portland neighbors. ... Learn more >

    TOPICSfitnessNorthwestPortland Sunday ParkwaysStay Active

  • A young family holding hands while walking in the woods
    APR 15, 2019

    Boost your brain power with exercise

    As we get older, it’s common for our memory and mental agility to get a little fuzzy. That’s because our brains actually shrink as we age. While there’s a lot of emphasis right now around online training games and apps for your brain, exercise is one of the best ways to improve your brain health.1 ... Learn more >

    TOPICSexercisehealthy lifestyleMental Health and Wellness

  • A woman sits on the floor of an office space enjoying a peaceful moment while meditating
    APR 15, 2019

    Need quick ways to relax and de-stress throughout the day?

    What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you think about relaxation? Is it a bubble bath? A Swedish massage? A vacation to a remote tropical island? Those are all great options, but they also take up a good chunk of time and money. And when any activity feels like too much work — even if the goal is to unwind — we tend to avoid doing them. ... Learn more >

    TOPICSMental Health and WellnessrelaxationStress Management

  • A woman holds a bunch of chard at a farmers market
    APR 15, 2019

    Food as medicine: Pick the right foods to help your mood

    When a bad mood strikes, there are plenty of options to help you feel better. Meditating, exercising, reframing negative thoughts — all of these activities can boost your spirits. Another way to fight a bad mood? Eating the right food. Picking the right foods not only improves your physical health: your mental health can benefit as well. While you may be tempted to reach for a tub of ice cream after a difficult day — foods that are high in sugar, refined carbs, or trans fats may end up making you feel worse. ... Learn more >

    TOPICSEating healthyMental Health and WellnessNutritionRecipe

  • A happy woman and her two teenage daughters pick out fruit at a farmers market
    APR 15, 2019

    6 tips for a better farmers market experience

    If you’re trying to eat healthier, farmers markets are a great place to buy produce. Fruits and vegetables are in season and at peak freshness. Markets also help you shop locally, which is good for the environment. And whether you’re talking with a farmer or a neighbor, you can enjoy a community atmosphere. ... Learn more >

    TOPICSEat Healthyfarmers markethealthy lifestyleNutritionRecipe