For every 100,000 people in the state of Kentucky, approximately 311 will die of cardiovascular-related causes. While many of these cannot be prevented, living a physically active life can go a long way in stopping heart attacks and cardiac arrests.
Experts recommend about 20 - 30 minutes of daily physical activity. Here are some things that you can do in the state of Kentucky to remain active.
Change your Routine
One of the best ways to increase your amount of daily physical activity is to change a few small things in your routine.
Hiking is a great way to get some fresh air and exercise. There are hiking trails for experts and beginners alike in Kentucky. Here is a website that will help you get started on your next hike. http://hikeky.com/
Cycling is a fun hobby and great way to get exercise. Here is a site that has bike routes of all different lengths and difficulties in Kentucky. http://www.kybikerides.org/
The obesity rate in Kentucky is almost 32%. As our Kentucky ACLS, BLS and PALS certification customers know, the best way to fight obesity is to maintain a healthy diet.
The first step to eating healthy is to shop for groceries at the right places. A farmer's market typically has wholesome food without unnecessary additives, fat and sugar. When you shop at a farmers' market, you are also supporting local farmers. Here is a site that can help you find a farmer's market near where you live. http://www.kentuckyfarmersmarket.org/