Healthy Living

11 Ways You Can Stay Healthy and Active Throughout Your Day

Most Arkansans live an overly sedentary lifestyle – which can be linked to obesity, cardiovascular disease and depression. In fact, the World Health Organization listed inactivity as the fourth greatest risk factor for global adult mortality – but by staying active at work, you easily keep yourself from becoming a part of this statistic. Add more active hours to your day by following the tips.

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Calculate Your Health

The term BMI (body-mass index) has grown in popularity over the years as obesity rates have risen. The body-mass index measures weight and height to determine if a person is underweight, at a normal weight, overweight, or obese. 

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Winter and Your Heart

For most of the year, our hearts thrive from exercise and manual tasks, such as working in the yard. However, cold weather can affect our vascular systems in ways that can be potentially dangerous.

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The Top 4 Benefits of School Gardens

A healthier Arkansas begins with healthier children. At Baptist Health, we believe the ongoing effort to plant gardens at schools will play an important role in educating the next generation about a nutritious diet – something we’ve seen evidence of in Conway public elementary schools.

In 2017, Conway Schools was awarded a USDA Farm to School Grant to build gardens at the district’s elementary schools. When Baptist Health heard the grant was enough to fund gardens at all but three schools, we knew we had to help. We provided the supplies needed for the last three school gardens and donated wheelbarrows to all 16 sixteen schools – and those gardens are making an amazing difference in both the children and community of Conway. Read on for the top 4 benefits we’ve seen school gardens provide.

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