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The best time to start living a healthier life is right now. In addition to your own motivation and commitment, getting and staying healthy can be a team effort. Through partnering with employers, schools and communities, British Columbians can improve their health.
In Your Community
In healthy communities, encouraging residents of all ages to achieve and maintain their best possible health is a priority. Healthy communities support their residents in adopting healthier lifestyles. They provide access to physical activities, nutritious foods, tobacco-free environments, and social connections that foster positive mental health.
Communities that support healthy living make it easier for all residents, regardless of age or ability, to make healthy choices every day.
In Your School
A healthy school provides students with opportunities to learn and develop healthy habits that support their well-being. Research shows that healthy students do better in school. Eating well, regular physical activity, positive mental health and a sense of connectedness to school link to improved academic success.
A healthy workplace means more productive and engaged employees. The B.C. Government believes organizations that strive to create healthy workplaces should be supported with their efforts.
Older Adults in the Community
A healthy community is one that offers social opportunities, a variety of shops and services, and transportation options for older adults. In doing so, the community becomes more attractive for everyone. Learn more about the types of services your community might offer, in this section.
Last Updated: June 2021