There is ample opportunity in Alaska for an active lifestyle. One of the top methods to prevent heart disease, heart attack, obesity, diabetes and other cardiovascular related issues is to
Play Every Day
According to the Alaska Department of Health, 3 out of every 10 children in Alaska are obese. Typically, obese children grow up to be obese adults. As an Alaska BLS, PALS or ACLS medical professional, you know first-hand the effect that obesity has on the heart.
Play Every Day is a great program promoted by the Alaska state government that encourages both families and children to get out and get active. They give suggestions for indoor activities, cold weather activities and warm weather activities. http://hss.state.ak.us/dph/playeveryday/
Here is another great site that encourages families to get outdoors and get active. http://getoutdoorsalaska.org/home