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Staying Healthy in Ohio

On this page you will find a variety of helpful tips on maintaining a healthy lifestyle in the state of Ohio. We compiled this information as a resource for our Ohio ACLS, PALS and BLS certification customers. Read below to discover some great ways to be active and healthy in Ohio.

Healthy Diet

As our Ohio PALS, BLS and ACLS customers understand, maintaining a healthy diet is one of the keys to preventing cardiovascular-related emergencies. In the state of Ohio, the rate of obesity close to 30% and the percentage of adults with high cholesterol is about 40%.

Following some of these diet suggestions can help reduce obesity and high cholesterol:

  • Reduce the amount of grains in your diet. If you do eat grain, make sure it is whole grain.
  • Chop up a variety of vegetables at the beginning of the week and eat those as snacks instead of chips or crackers.
  • Use a smaller plate or dinner. Doing so will help you eat less.
  • Practice eating slower. This will give your brain time to register that your stomach is full.
  • Cut out pre-packaged and processed food from your diet.

Please visit this link to read about some more healthy eating habits. http://www.healthy.ohio.gov/healthylife/healthyeating/healthyeating.aspx

Physical Activity

Along with a healthy diet, a daily dose of physical activity is vital to maintaining a healthy heart. Below are some good ways that the residents of Ohio can be more physically active

Daily Routine

It is often difficult to carve out chunks of time for exercise. You can, however, make small changes to your daily routine in order to increase your physical activity.

  • Park your car far away from the entrance to the building to increase your walking distance.
  • Always take the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator.
  • Get up and walk around during your breaks at work instead of surfing the Internet.
  • Wash your car by hand instead of taking it to the car wash.
  • Do some yard work or plant a garden.

Bicycle

Ohio is a great place to bicycle. Bicycling is good for beginners and experts alike. Here is a site that will help you pick some cycling trails in Ohio. http://www.ohiobikeways.net/

For the Children

The childhood obesity rate in Ohio is about 33%. It is no surprise that childhood obesity is a serious problem in the United States. Here are some activities in Ohio that for the whole family.

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden - 3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium - 9990 Riverside Drive, Powell, OH

Soak City - One Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, OH

Fryer Park - 3899 Orders Rd, Grove City, OH

Other activities for children - http://attractions.uptake.com/ohio/family.html

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