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Healthy Living in New York

The team at Rush ACLS welcomes our New York ACLS, PALS and BLS certification customers to the section of the website that was developed to promote healthy living in New York. We understand that the best way to combat cardiovascular-related issues is to live a preventative lifestyle. This often means eating healthy and staying active. Below you can find a variety of basic and advanced tips for staying active and healthy in New York.

Active Living

Approximately 4% of New Yorkers suffer from a heart attack. While not all heart attacks can be stopped, living a physically active life can help with prevention. Here are some ways that the residents of New York can maintain a physically active life.

Urban Walk

New York City is a perfect place to take a walk. Instead of taking a Taxi or the Subway, you can opt to walk. Here is a list of pre-conceived urban hikes in the great city of New York. http://www.everytrail.com/best/city-walks-new-york-city

Upstate New York

Upstate New York is a beautiful place for a variety of different outdoor activities. You can hike, ride a bike or take a simple nature walk. Visiting upstate New York during the fall presents some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country. Click on this site to discover more about the possibilities in upstate New York. http://visitadirondacks.com/

Daily Routine

There are also plenty of small ways to improve your levels of daily physical activity.

  • Step off of the bus or subway one stop early and walk the rest of the way.
  • Take the stairs to your flat instead of taking the elevator.
  • Add 50% to the distance of your dog walk.
  • Take 5-minute breaks at work to walk around.
  • Plant and tend a garden.

Healthy Diet

A healthy diet is crucial to maintaining a healthy heart. As our New York BLS, PALS and ACLS certification customers will attest, eating a healthy diet is one of the best ways to prevent cardiovascular-related complications. Here are some tips for healthy eating.

  • Reduce the amount of grains in your diet.
  • Increase the amount of lean protein that you eat. Lean protein can include chicken, fish, tofu and beans.
  • Stay away from processed and pre-packaged foods.
  • Eat your portions from smaller plates.
  • Drink 1% and skim milk.
  • Eat 1 egg every day.
  • Chop up some vegetables at the beginning of the week and eat those as snacks.

If you prefer to eat out and you live in New York City, this site can help you choose a restaurant that serves healthy food. http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=best+healthy+eating&find_loc=New+York%2C+NY

You can also search out a Farmers' Market in New York. Farmers Market's typically offer fresh, unprocessed food. You will also be supporting the local farmers. http://www.whatisfresh.com/

For the Children

The rate of children that suffer from childhood obesity in New York is about 32%. It is important for parents and guardians to ensure that their children are getting enough physical activity. Below are some good activities for the whole family.

  • Atlantis Marine World Aquarium - 431 East Main Street, Long Island NY
  • Darien Lakes State Park - 10289 Harlow Rd, Darien Center, Greater Niagra, NY
  • The Bronx Zoo - 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY
  • * Other New York activities - http://attractions.uptake.com/new_york/family.html

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