Exercise is a recommended activity to help improve health. A commonly cited barrier to exercise is boredom. Incorporate a few of the following to help you maintain interest and remain active. Click here.
Body Mass Index(BMI)
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person’s weight and height. BMI is a fairly reliable indicator of body fatness for most people. It is the measure of health and fitness endorsed by the Surgeon General of the United States. To learn more click here.
Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don’t receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. As a bystander, don’t be afraid. Your actions can only help.
When calling 911, you will be asked for your location. Be specific, especially if you’re calling from a mobile phone as that is not associated with a fixed address. Answering the dispatcher’s questions will not delay the arrival of help.
If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 9-1-1 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the classic disco song “Stayin’ Alive.” CPR can more than double a person’s chances of survival, and “Stayin’ Alive” has the right beat for Hands-Only CPR.
Click here to learn easy steps to save a life.
Dash Eating Plan: Dash to Good Health
DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. The DASH diet is a lifelong approach to healthy eating that’s designed to help treat or prevent high blood pressure (hypertension). The DASH eating plan also recommends less fat and sugar and more fresh fruits and vegetables. Click here to learn more.
Let’s Get Moving
Click here for 10 ways to rack up the miles on a pedometer.