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Staying Healthy in Maryland

We welcome our Maryland ACLS, BLS and PALS certification customers to the Maryland Healthy Heart resource section. You will find some good resources for living an active and healthy life in the state of Maryland. The team at Rush EMS understands that preventative methods are the first step in combating heart-related emergencies.

Active Lifestyle

3.7% of the residents of Maryland have suffered from a heart attack. Leading a physically active lifestyle can greatly reduce your risk of heart attack. Experts agree that people need 20-30 minutes of daily physical activity.

Urban Walk

Washington DC and Baltimore are two metropolitan cities that are walk-friendly. Here is a site that can help you plan your urban walk in Baltimore. http://www.walkbaltimore.com/

Here is a site that will help you walk DC. http://www.washingtonwalks.com/

Tour a Museum

Maryland boasts a number of great museums. In Washington DC, you can visit a Smithsonian museum. Spend a day walking around one Smithsonian museum and you are guaranteed to get your daily physical activity. Here is a guide to the Smithsonian museums. http://www.si.edu/

Daily Habits

One of the best ways to improve your daily physical activity is to change the small habits. Here are some tips that you can adopt immediately to build more exercise into your regular life.

  • Get off the metro or the bus 1 stop early and walk the rest of the way.
  • Do sit-ups or push-ups periodically when you watch TV.
  • Do yard work or plant a garden.
  • Take a family walk after you eat a meal.

Healthy Eating Habits

Our Maryland PALS, BLS and ACLS certification customers will confirm that maintaining a healthy diet is vital to preventing cardiovascular-related emergencies. Here is a site that can help you improve your diet in Maryland. http://www.healthyactivemaryland.org/

For the Children

In Maryland, the childhood obesity rate is almost 29%. Unfortunately, obese children typically grow up to be obese adults. It is important for parents to build the habits of healthy eating and regular exercise with their children. Here are some great things the whole family can do in the state of Maryland.

Frontier Town - 8428 Stephen Decatur Highway, Berlin MD

Assateague Island National Seashore - 7206 National Seashore Ln, Berlin MD

National Aquarium Baltimore - 501 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD

Salisbury Zoological Park - 755 South Park Drive, Salisbury, MD

Other Maryland Activities http://attractions.uptake.com/maryland/family.html

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