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Healthy Living in South Carolina

The team at Rush ACLS gathered health information to give our South Carolina ACLS, BLS and PALS certification customers a resource for maintaining a healthy life. Read below to discover some way that you can help prevent cardiovascular-related ailments by being active and eating healthy

Active Living

For every 100,000 people in South Carolina, approximately 279 die from cardiovascular related diseases and emergencies. The rate of heart disease in South Carolina is 4.6% and the rate of people with high cholesterol is about 42%. Regular physical activity is one of the best ways to combat heart-related issues like heart disease. Experts recommend a minimum of 20-30 minutes of light to moderate physical activity every day. Here are some things that a resident of South Carolina can do to stay fit.

Visit the Beach

A visit to the beach presents a number of different options of exercise. You can run, walk, play with your kids, swim or build a sandcastle. All of these activities would classify as light to moderate activity. Here is a guide to help you find a good beach in South Carolina. http://www.discoversouthcarolina.com/see-do/beaches/default.aspx

Take a Hike

South Carolina also has numerous hiking trails for people of every skill level. Please visit this site if you want to find out more about hiking in South Carolina. http://www.sctrails.net/trails/

Daily Routine

You can also make some minor changes to your daily routine in order to increase your level of physical activity.

  • Park your car far away from the entrance of your office to increase your walk.
  • Do sit-ups or push-ups during the commercials of your favorite television shows.
  • Get off the bus one stop early and walk the rest of the way to your destination.
  • Ride a bicycle to work.
  • Take a walk with the family after dinner.
  • Run around and play with your children.

Healthy Diet

The South Carolina rate of obesity is 32%. Our South Carolina PALS, BLS and ACLS certification customers know that the best way to battle obesity is to maintain a healthy diet. The first step to eating right is learning how to shop for healthy food. Shopping at a farmer's market is a great way to both support your local farmers and buy healthy, organic meat, vegetables and fruit. Here is a website that will help you find a farmers market in South Carolina. http://www.scfarmersmarkets.org/

For the Children

The childhood obesity rate in South Carolina is close to 34%. It is vital for parents and guardians to make sure their children are getting out of the house and exercising. Here are some great activities for the whole family in South Carolina

  • Myrtle Beach Grand Prix - 812 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Brookgreen Gardens - 1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC
  • Charles Towne Landing - 1500 Old Towne Rd, Charleston, SC
  • Huntington State Beach - 16148 Ocean HWY, Murrells Inlet, SC
  • Other South Carolina Activities - http://attractions.uptake.com/south_carolina/family.html

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