Passport brings “Super Saturday” event to Lexington for people to help fight diabetes and live healthier lives

ADA-passport-logoPassport Health Plan is proud to sponsor the American Diabetes Association’s “Super Saturday” event on November 19 in Lexington.

During the free event, which takes place from 10 a.m. to noon at William Wells Brown Community Center in Lexington, attendees can learn about ways to control their diabetes, get recipes and samples of some healthy food options, get some great fitness tips, pick up some fun giveaways, and meet former University of Kentucky and NFL star Derrick Ramsey.

To learn more or to register, please go online to www.diabetes.org/supersaturday or call (859) 268-9129.

 

Kentuckians Urged to Take More Walks to Stay Healthy

kyhealthThe Kentucky Department for Public Health and the Partnership for a Fit Kentucky are encouraging all Kentuckians to walk more with their friends, family, and neighbors to help improve the overall health and fitness of a state that consistently ranks high in obesity and low in physical activity.

“Summer is the perfect time to renew your commitment to get outdoors and take a walk,” Health Commissioner Stephanie Mayfield said in a news release. “We all know walking is healthy, but it’s also fun, relaxing, and a great way to connect with others. You can invite a friend or loved one out for a nightly walk after dinner, take care of weekend errands on foot, or invite neighbors or co-workers to start a regular walking group. The more you walk, the more you’ll connect and be part of building a stronger, healthier community.”

“Obesity is linked to multiple chronic conditions, including diabetes, heart disease and stroke – and is one of the major chronic conditions affecting the health of Kentuckians,” Elaine Russell, the DPH obesity-prevention coordinator, told Kentucky Health News. “Regular walking could greatly reduce our state’s obesity burden.”

To help Kentuckians prevent obesity and get healthier, the Commonwealth and the Partnership for a Fit Kentucky have produced an online guide  filled with statistics, tips, and policies that can help improve the overall health of Kentucky and its residents.