Healthy West Orange: Join the Movement

West Orange County residents are encouraged to eat well, stay active and enjoy life with Healthy West Orange

Healthy West Orange is a grassroots movement to make west Orange County the healthiest community in the nation. Through engaging social media, community events and festivals, partnerships with local businesses, an informative website, and an interactive app, Healthy West Orange provides important tools and social connections to help residents eat well, stay active and enjoy life.

What’s the Carrot App?

Carrot is an all-in-one resource for healthy living in west Orange that features tips and info, healthy challenges, and discounts at local partner establishments. Carrot allows residents to take Healthy West Orange on the go, combining the fun of virtual challenges with real-world benefits for a happier, healthier you. Search “Carrot – Healthy West Orange Rewards” in the App Store or on Google Play to download today. 

Get Active in 2020

HWO is kicking off 2020 with Westly’s 3rd Annual Virtual 5K. All month long, participants are encouraged to bike, run, hike, swim, walk or even paddle their way through 3.1 miles to complete the virtual 5K. This format means the timing and method of completion are totally up to each individual schedule and lifestyle.

Get started in three easy steps:

Step 1: Register online at for your free t-shirt and medal. 

Step 2: Complete the 5K before Jan. 31.

Step 3: Share an “after” photo or screen share on social media (use #HealthyWestOrange) or email ( Use hashtag #westlysvirtual5K on social media and be sure to tag @healthywestorange if your post is private.

For those who want to complete the 5K with a group, Westly’s WOW will take place at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 18 at the West Orange Trail’s Winter Garden Station. Check out for more details.

No matter how residents choose to get active and stay healthy in 2020, Healthy West Orange will be with them every step of the way. For more information, visit, and don’t forget to join the conversation by following Healthy West Orange on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


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Written by Lyndsay Fogarty

Lyndsay Fogarty has had many roles at Central Florida Lifestyle, working her way from intern to contributing writer to managing editor. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication where she earned her degree in journalism. Along the way, she has learned that teamwork and dedication to your craft will get you far, and a positive outlook on the present will get you even farther.

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